Getting Your New Puppy or Kitten off to a Healthy Start

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Congratulations on your new puppy or kitten! The decision to become a pet owner is a big commitment, and the first year of your new pet’s life is full of important milestones. Make sure that your new friend gets the best start possible by following our puppy or kitten schedule for checkups.

Until your new addition has their complete set of vaccinations, please remember that your puppy or kitten is not fully protected against diseases. We strongly recommend that your puppy or kitten not have exposure to other animals, dog parks, or pet stores until they are fully vaccinated.

Internal Parasites

Internal parasites are those that live within our pets. Most puppies and kittens have intestinal parasites that they acquire from their mother while nursing. Many of these parasites cannot be seen with the naked eye and require a fecal examination. This step is important so that we can determine which type of medication our veterinarians need to prescribe your pet to properly treat them. This is also important because many internal parasites can be transmitted to humans from our new family member, so we want to make sure this is cleared up quickly. It usually takes multiple medication administrations to completely remove these parasites.

External Parasites

External parasites are those that live on our pets. These are a little bit easier for you to notice, like fleas or ticks. These parasites can carry diseases that are threatening to your pet as well as you, so it’s very important for us to help you and your pet treat these pesky parasites.


Our veterinarians will also give your puppy or kitten the first round of vaccinations that will to protect him potentially life-threatening diseases. It is very important to complete all recommended vaccination series, as missing a dose can expose your pet to unnecessary risk.


Proper nutrition is a key factor in the development of your new family member. Different breeds grow at different rates and require specific nutrition to help avoid metabolic issues and nutritional deficiencies.

Call us today and set up an appointment, we look forward to meeting you and your new puppy or kitten!

“ Clients for 40 years and feel our pets and livestock are always in the best hands possible when CPAH has them. ”

“ I really like checking out in the exam room. It makes checking out much easier. ”

“ Love taking care of the bill while still in the exam rooms! Great idea! ”

“ Your office is, of all the vets I have ever been to, the nicest looking and best kept. It creates an atmosphere that makes me feel at ease having my pets cared for in your facility. ”

“ The care that my pets have received has been exemplary. I have never left with a question unanswered or a concern not addressed. Follow-up care, when needed, has also been phenomenal. ”

“ I couldn’t be happier with how I and my pets have been treated. I recommend this practice to anyone I know who has pets. ”

“ Always awesome visits. The staff is really great. They call you by name when you walk in the door and that’s excellent customer service. Love all the vets too! ”

“ We appreciated that the staff asked permission before taking lab work, very thoughtful! ”

“ This was our first visit and we were so appreciative of the open office hours on Saturday. I have had various animals at different vets around the upstate and this was by far the most pleasant experience. ”

“ The receptionist was fabulous! She made us (and our pet) feel very much at home! ”

“ This was the best experience I’ve ever had with a vet office; I’m recommending this office to friends and family. We’ll be returning with all of our animals from now on! ”

“ I would rather take my dogs to you than my family members to their doctors. You care. It is important for me to know my dogs are in the best place. Thank you. ”

“ I found the practice decor very warm and inviting. There was no “vet” smell and no strong air freshener that is sometimes offensive at other offices I’ve visited. ”

“ You are all so amazing! I’ve been very impressed with the friendliness of everyone on staff. My dog loves coming to the vet because of all the attention she gets while we’re there. Keep up the good work! ”

“ I love Cleveland Park Animal Hospital. Everyone is so friendly to both me and my pet. Most wonderful vet experience I’ve ever had. ”

“ All your staff has always been thorough and professional. My experience has been comforting since the staff all appear to be genuine in being animal lovers. ”

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