Whether you are the proud owner of a puppy or kitten, a newly adopted pet, or a senior companion animal, it is imperative to your pet's wellbeing to schedule an annual wellness checkup with one of our compassionate veterinarians. These routine exams allow us to evaluate and track your pet's general health, as well as aid in the prevention of early onset disease, illness, and other small animal conditions. Such preventive measures can make a world of difference in your pet's longevity and quality of life.

Preparing for a Wellness Visit: What Should I Bring?

You are the proud new owner of an adorable puppy or kitten! Now what?

As our senior pets age, they become more fragile and susceptible to disease, illness, injury, and other uncomfortable conditions. You will notice they may start gaining or losing weight, graying, and losing some of that spunky energy they used to boast.

Beginners should start by slowly introducing the pet to the feel and handling of a dental brushing session. Gently manipulate the face and lips for limited, brief sessions once per day during the first two or three days followed by lavish praise and a small treat. You can then graduate from this step by lifting the lips and running your finger along the gums and teeth.

Kingston Animal Hospital offers multiple pet pain management options to promote healing and quality of life. For a more conventional, traditional approach to pet pain management, we offer a multitude of options ranging from NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to steroids and other, more powerful medicines if needed. Our goal is to not only treat your companion animal's ailments, but to also do so in the most comfortable, soothing manner possible.

Our specialized veterinarians will educate you on all aspects of your pet's surgery including preparation and post-operational guidance. Brochures will also be provided. Please plan to spend at least 10 minutes both before and after surgery for paperwork and discussions of proper post-operational care. As a quick reference, below is a list of general veterinary surgical expectations.