So you have a new puppy or kitten…Learn what comes next?

When you welcome a new puppy or kitten to the family the first veterinary visit is critical to ensure a healthy start in life. Puppy and kitten wellness consultations consist of a series of 2 or 3 visits every 3-4 week. At each visit the doctor will perform a full physical exam to check for evidence of illness and to ensure no congenital or inherited problems are present. If the pet is healthy the doctor will vaccinate against infectious diseases and recommend testing or medication for common parasites. The doctor and staff will also discuss such topics as training and behavious, neutering, dental care, nutrition, micro chipping, and pet insurance.

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Dr Elizabeth LaytonView all posts by Dr Elizabeth Layton
Dr Layton graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2005 and began work in mixed animal practice. Dr. Layton’s special interest is dentistry but she enjoys a variety of internal medicine and surgical cases.


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