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How exciting! your new kitten or puppy has finally arrived and you want to do the best for them. When you come to Baker Animal Clinic for the first check up you'll be greeted by Kristina, our receptionist. She'll help you take your new pet's weight on our digital scale. Our veterinary assistant will escort you into the exam room and start your pet's first exam with a temperature reading, a heart rate reading and get a brief history. Then Dr Maria will start at your pet's nose and perform an oral exam, check for defects in their eyes, check ears for mites or disease, check for swollen lymph nodes, abdominal problems, hernias, quality of heart and lung sounds, skin and coat condition and body condition.
After that she'll discuss housebreaking, crate training, feed management, heartworm prevention, flea and tick control, vaccination schedules, neutering, wellness exams and answer any questions you may have. Before you leave your pet will receive her first heartworm prevention whether Advantage Multi for kittens or Sentinel for puppies.
Dr Maria prefers you to come with many questions. She believes an informed pet owner makes the best decisions.