Congratulations! You have decided to add a new companion to your family. Pets, especially baby puppies and kitties, come with new responsibilities. Our team of veterinarians and staff offer services for puppy and kitty care in Riverview. Our tips and services are designed to help keep your new companion healthy.
How to take care of baby puppies and kitties
When you decide to add a new pet to your family, certain necessities, supplies, and routines are required. The following tips can help you prepare for a new addition:
- Pet supplies – The basic supplies for pets include food and water bowls, bedding, and a few toys. Puppies need a leash and collar. For a kitten, you need a litter box, mat, and kitty litter. You may also consider a post or toys to encourage appropriate scratching.
- Feeding – We recommend using a high-quality food that is designed toward your pet’s age, activity level, and health. Treats should be less than 5-10% of your kitten or puppy’s diet. Fresh, clean water should always be available.
- Identification – Your pets should wear collars with ID tags. The tags should include the pet’s name and your phone number. You may also consider having your pet microchipped for additional safety.
- Bedding – Indoor pets should have their own warm, dry places to sleep. Wash blankets, towels, or pet beds regularly.
Puppy and kitty services
Our veterinary team provides the services and vaccinations you need to keep your companion healthy. Your new pet needs yearly examinations to check his/her physical, oral, and overall health. Flea, tick, and heartworm medication may be recommended as part of your puppy or kitten’s preventative care. Additionally, spaying and neutering services are highly recommended.
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Dr. Keshava Eega
Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital
Dr. Keshava Eega moved to the United States in 2003 to further his passion for practicing high-quality and modern veterinary medicine in a challenging environment. Having graduated from the College of Veterinary Science in Hyderabad, India, he then completed his Master’s in Animal Science and the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam in 2006. Dr. Eega then completed his clinical rotations at the Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine and subsequently obtained his license to practice Veterinary Medicine in the state of Florida. Dr. Eega possesses thirteen years of experience in corporate practice in Orlando as both an Associate Veterinarian and a Lead Doctor. Through the course of his tenure, he has gained vast and widespread experience and exposure in both the practice of high-quality veterinary medicine and soft tissue surgeries. He also possesses professional interests in preventive care, senior pet care, skin cases, nutrition, behavior and wellness exams, particularly for both cats and dogs. Dr. Eega also possesses Fear Free certification which enables him to rid pets, owners and even veterinary health care teams of fear, stress, and anxiety. Hence, in the hands of Dr. Eega, you can be assured that your pet receives modern, customized care in a comfortable environment!