Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations! A new furry friend is always cause for celebration, and Goshen Animal Clinic would be thrilled to help your furry baby start off on the right paw.

Make sure your little one has a fantastic first year with these helpful tips:

Vaccinations with boosters are especially important for young puppies and kittens as they do not have full immunity from many serious infectious diseases. For example, the parvovirus in dogs and panleukopenia in cats are both deadly gastrointestinal diseases. It’s critical to ensure your puppy or kitten has completed the entire series of combo vaccinations to keep him or her protected.

A wellness visit is important because this exam helps us detect any possible health problems early. Common, treatable problems can be found before they are noticed by their owners.

Spaying or neutering your pet has health benefits, in addition to helping with pet overpopulation. Spaying your puppy or kitten before her first heat offers the best protection from uterine infections and breast tumors. Neutering your male pet helps prevent testicular cancer and certain prostate problems.

A microchip provides secure, reliable and permanent identification, which greatly increases the likelihood that your pet, if lost, will be returned home to you.

Fleas, ticks and heartworm-carrying mosquitoes are out in full force, especially in our hot summer weather. We can help you choose the best parasite preventions for your pet.

We are also happy to answer any nutritional and behavioral questions you may have. Give us a call at 502-228-1827 for an appointment, or book online.