During your puppy's first appointment, your veterinarian will discuss your pet’s medical history and expected lifestyle with you, and develop a protocol of care and vaccinations tailored specifically for your pet.
During your pet’s visit, we will perform a complete physical examination, collect a stool sample to check for parasites, and discuss the following:
Congratulations on the newest furry addition to your family! We refer kittens to our sister facility, Annapolis Cat Hospital, located right next door. At Annapolis Cat Hospital, you can expect the same great care as Bay Ridge Animal Hospital, but with special attention to feline needs.
Spaying or neutering your pet doesn’t just prevent unwanted litters; it has many health benefits and extends your pet’s life expectancy. Spaying your female pet removes the ovaries and uterus to prevent heat cycles (canine periods) and mammary and uterine cancers. Neutering your male pet removes the testicles, preventing testicular cancer and enlarged prostate. Both procedures help reduce unwanted behaviors associated with mating, such as roaming, aggression, and mood swings.
For more reasons to spay or neuter your pet, see Dr. Longo in our video here.