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Toledo, OH 43613 US


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Puppy and Kitten Care

Puppy and Kitten Care at Trilby Animal Hospital in Toledo

Congratulations on the new member of your family! As the parent of a new puppy or kitten, you naturally want to start your pet off right. At Trilby Animal Hospital in Toledo, we want to partner with you to make sure your pet lives a healthy and happy life. We believe that preventative care is the best veterinary care, and that begins in the first weeks of your animal's life, right after you bring her home for the first time.

Pet Wellness Exam

The pet wellness exam is the foundation of all veterinary care in our office. Much like a pediatrician's checkup for your children, a wellness checkup will give us a baseline view of your puppy's or kitten's general health. We'll want to see your new pet four times in the first year, beginning when she's about eight weeks old. 

The examination begins with a nose-to-tail checkup of your pet's general health. We'll measure and weigh her to make sure she's growing at a healthy rate. Our veterinarian will check your pet's skin and fur to look for parasites or rashes, look inside your pet's ears to make sure they're healthy, and do a dental examination to check on the state of her teeth and gums. We'll discuss brushing your pet's teeth with you, and give you pointers on how to do this. The vet will also consult with you to find out if you have any health or behavior concerns about your new pet.


One of the most important parts of pet care is making sure your dog or cat is current on her vaccination schedule. Puppies and kittens are born immune to certain deadly diseases because they’re still protected by their mother’s antibodies. They continue with this immunity as long as they stay with their mother, but they lose it as soon as they're weaned. At this point, usually about eight weeks of age, we need to vaccinate your pet for the first time. You'll need to bring her in an additional three times throughout the year for the vaccinations to create full immunity in your pet.

Other Puppy and Kitten Concerns

We'll work with you on a variety of health and welfare concerns throughout your pet's first year, including things like spaying or neutering, having your pet microchipped, watching for pet obesity, food and environmental allergies, and good training skills.

Contact Our Toledo Animal Hospital

It's important that you begin your new pet's medical care as soon as you bring her into your family. Give us a call at 419-474-5403, and we'll schedule your first appointment in our office right away.

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