Some quick information about the Puppy Package and Kitten Kit:
- Full payment must be made at the time of first visit.
- There is no discount if you choose not to spay or neuter your pet.
- The discount on your pet's spay or neuter surgery will never expire as long as the surgery is done in our clinic.
- We recommend beginning the vaccines at 6-8 weeks of age.
There are many reasons why we offer these packages to our clients. For one, we understand that building healthy habits with our pets is important from a young age. Regular visits to the veterinarian allow pets to socialize and learn not to fear the experience. Also, it is vitally important for the health and safety of your pet, as well as the community, to vaccinate them against harmful pathogens as soon as we are able.
We also believe that spaying and neutering pets not intended for breeding is a crucial part of raising a pet responsibly in today's society. It helps combat overpopulation of companion animals and decreases the number of animals that must be euthanized each day. Spaying and neutering also decreases the incidence of certain unwanted behaviors such as territory marking in cats. Further, there have been studies showing a decrease in incidence of certain types (mammary, ovarian, testicular) of cancer in altered versus intact dogs.
Finally, it makes the process easier. We have found over time that people often forget to bring their young pets back in for their second or third round of shots. We have found that paying and scheduling appointments at the very beginning motivates some people to make sure their pet has received all their necessary vaccines in a timely fashion.
Those are just some of the reasons why we feel this program is necessary and important.
While nearly $200 initially may seem like a large investment, there is a bigger payoff in the end. We can feel secure knowing that we did the best we could and provided the best care we could with the tools at our disposal.
For more information, you can visit the following links:
ASPCA's Recommendations on Spay/Neuter
PetMD's Take on Vaccination of Puppies
PetMD's Take on Vaccination of Kittens