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Taking New Pets to Your Vet: Why it's Crucial

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Taking New Pets to our Miami Vet: Why It's Crucial

Whether you get a new puppy or kitten or rescuing an older dog or cat, one of the first things you want to do is schedule a visit with our vet in Miami. No matter how you have acquired your pet, there is a good chance that the breeder, rescue, or even pet store has told you that your pet has been vet checked. Still, there are many reasons why to get your new dog or cat to the vet sooner rather than later.

Make Sure Your Pet is Fully Checked

While keeping up with some vaccinations is standard for rescues and breeders, there is a lot that can happen after those checks are done. If your pet has been interacting with a lot of other animals since their vet trip they may need to be checked for signs of heartworm or parasites, or they may not have an important vaccination, such as rabies. It is important to get a copy of your new pet's records with your dog or cat in order for your vet to fully understand your pet's needs.

Establish a Relationship and Care Plan for Your Dog or Cat

At Ferreira Animal Hospital in Miami, FL, we care about the whole health of your pet and use both traditional and holistic methods with our patients. In order to do this, we like to get to know you and your pet as soon as possible. When you bring your pet in for their first check, we can address any concerns you might have, whether these involve a physical issue, such as tiredness or vomiting, or a behavioral one, such as housebreaking or general "naughtiness."  Even if there is no current "problem" having a general "meet and greet" with us may help prevent your pet from putting a negative association on vet visits and help them have a better experience with their vet in Miami long term.

As your vet in Miami, we can help your pet stay current on vaccinations, parasite prevention, or help with spay or neuter surgery or other options. We also have various methods that can help your pet with pain management, if that is a concern, and if an emergency arises during regular business hours your pet will be able to go to a familiar place. We even have onsite grooming and boarding services in order to make the connection even stronger.

Contact our Trusted Miami Veterinarian Today

At Ferreira Animal Hospital in Miami, we are always excited to meet new members of your family. To learn more about us, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 786-275-4629.