Puppy & Kitten Care

A new puppy or kitten in the family is an exciting celebration.They are cute and irresistable, mischivious and trouble-makers, clumsy and adorable when asleep... A "baby pet" needs proper "baby care", so that is grows healthy and free of medical problems. "Babies" are vulnerable and get sick easily.  It is important to bring them in upon arrival, so that their health is assessed and proper health plan is tailored to their needs.


Puppies and kittens are growing fast. They need diets that susstain their developing body. Different breeds have special nutritional requirements  and feeding schedules. We will address your pet's nutritional needs on your first visit.


Just like kids, puppies need education. Potty training, behavioral guidlines and manners, obediance etc. The more you invest in them, the better pets they will be- and so your "pet owner joy". They are not people and they speak a different language as they respond to the environment. You need to learn and understand that in order to communicate with them and establish a mutual relationship. Too many times we encounter situation where pets are untrained or dominate their owners, and nobody is really happy....


A puppy or a kitten are a "can of worms". They naturally acquire worms from their mothers inuterus, via milk or fecal contact. They usually shed worm eggs for a while and some worms may infest people, espaccialy kids. Puppies and kittens are more sussceptable to external parasites as well, so flea, tick and mite protection is important. Parasites affect the animal’s health by damaging major organs and the digestive system, often causing long-term health issues or even death. The potential risk to humans should never be underestimated and a parasite free pet is a must. We will establish a parasite treatment and prevention plan for your pet that protects the family as a whole..


Many diseases threaten young pets and they require a series of vaccinations during the first year of life to protect them.Each pet has individule risks and We tailor your vaccination protocol to address the needs of your puppy or kitten.

Vaccinations against canine diseases may include:

Vaccinations against feline diseases may include:

The Exam

Your first exam includes:

  • Complete physical exam. 
  • Flea/tick control.  We will address your puppy’s lifestyle and long-term needs.
  • Heartworm preventative We will design appropriate heartworm prevention plan.
  • Fecal examination for intestinal parasites and appropriate deworming.
  • We will design vaccination schedule for your puppy’s breed and anticipated lifestyle.

If  there anything you might think is wrong with your puppy or kitten, please get in immediately. Some signs to look for are:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhrea
  • coughing, trouble breathing or near drowning
  • Any signs of pain: (panting, labored breathing, increased body temperature, lethargy, restlessness or loss of appetite)
  • Any bleeding, or blood in urine, vomit or feces
  • Any wound or laceration that's open and bleeding, or any animal bite
  • Allergic reactions, such as swelling around the face, or hives, most easily seen on the belly
  • Any eye injury, no matter how mild
  • Any suspected poisoning, including ingestion of antifreeze, rodent or snail bait, or human medication
  • Seizure, fainting, or collapse
  • Thermal Stress, either too cold or too hot, even if the dog seems to have recovered
  • Trauma, such as being hit by a car, even if the dog seems fine

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Yuval Nir
Naperville University Commons Animal Clinic- The-vet.net
1827 Wehrli rd
Naperville , IL , 60565
(630) 544-3333
Veterinarians, Animal hospital