Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Clinton Hill

Puppy & Kitten Care

Puppies and kittens are exciting new members of the family, but they require a great deal of special care or attention. On this page you’ll find information about caring for your new pup or kitten, our spaying/neutering procedures and policies, and other important info you’ll want to know to help ensure your new member of the family has the best start to life.

Caring For Your New Puppy or Kitten

Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations on this exciting addition to your family! Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Clinton Hill is here to help you provide your new friend with the extra special care that puppies and kittens require during their first year of life. We strive to educate new pet owners on every aspect of pet care and provide all the necessary services to help you raise a happy and healthy animal.

One of the first things you should do after bringing your new puppy or kitten home is schedule their first checkup. During this visit, your veterinarian will conduct a complete physical examination, from nose-to-tail, to make sure your pet is in good health. We will also design a plan for vaccinations, parasite protection, and spay/neuter surgery tailored to your pet’s specific lifestyle and needs. We like to view each checkup as an opportunity to offer advice on nutrition, training, and socialization as well as answer any questions you might have about your pet’s care.

Spay/Neuter Procedure

Spaying or neutering your pet is highly recommended by our vets at Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Clinton Hill. Preventing your pet from impregnating other pets or becoming pregnant themselves is only one of the benefits of this procedure. It can also protect them from a whole host of potential health issues. 

Neutering and spaying refer to the same general procedure— removing the reproductive organs in your pet. When performed on a male, it’s known as neutering. When performed on a female, it’s called spaying.

In females, spaying reduces uterine and mammary issues including infection and cancer, and puts an end to regular ‘heat’ cycles which can cause discomfort and behavioral issues. Spaying can also lead to reduced instinct to roam, howl, mark spots with urine, and become aggressive

In males, the neutering procedure reduces aggression, urine marking, howling, and the urge to roam. It also prevents diseases that are common in unneutered male dogs, including prostate disease and testicular cancer.

Microchip Identification

The American Humane Society estimates that 10 million pets are lost or stolen in the United States every year. Many pets never make it back home. Don’t let your pet be one of them.

Microchipping your pet is a safe, simple, and effective way to prevent permanent loss. An identification microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, is encoded with your contact information and implanted beneath your pet’s skin. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners that can read these microchips and reunite you with your best friend.

At Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Clinton Hill, we recommend that all pets be microchipped. Even indoor pets should be microchipped as there is a risk of them escaping the house.

Downloadable Puppy & Kitten Packs

Looking for more in-depth information regarding your new pet’s health and care? You can now download our puppy and kitten packets here. The importance of wellness exams, vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter procedures, dental care, and more are all included. You can also find information about pet insurance and our online store.

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Located steps away from the A/C and G stops at the Clinton-Washington subway station and are served by the B25 and B26 bus lines.

Phone: 718-783-5500

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Drop-off appointments are available starting at 8:30am. Please make arrangements with our office prior to drop-off.