The Rapids Veterinary Hospital

1403 Michigan Ave
Sarnia, Ontario N7S 0B1

(519)542-8118

www.therapidsvet.ca

Puppies and Kittens

Young pets are so much fun but they require special care to keep them healthy and growing strong. Just as the needs of infants are different than those of teen-agers and adults, puppies and kittens need different care than their older counterparts. Because of their size, they are more susceptible to dehydration, parasites and other concerns. In older pets, these conditions may cause discomfort but in young animals they can cause serious illness and even death.

If possible, it is best if your pet is at least 8 weeks old before bringing it home. This is to ensure that it is weaned and can eat on its own. We recommend scheduling an appointment to see one of our veterinarians for a full physical exam within a few days of coming to live with you. Please bring the history provided by the breeder or shelter to your first exam. It is also a good idea to bring a stool sample so we can check for internal parasites.

At that first visit, we will assess your pet’s needs and create an individualized plan for vaccinations, parasite control and overall care. We will also offer suggestions for the best types of food and treats for optimum growth. Be sure to bring your questions or concerns to this first visit! As your pet care partners, we are devoted to providing the best veterinary care and the support you need to feel confident and knowledgeable about raising your new puppy or kitten.

Puppies and kittens receive some protection from disease by nursing but that immunity decreases upon weaning. Your pet will need a series of vaccines given every 3 weeks until it is 16 weeks old to booster those immunities. At each visit, the doctor will weigh your pet to make sure it is growing at a proper rate. We will also discuss spay or neuter; care of your pet’s coat, ears, and nails; housetraining; socialization; and basic obedience training.                            

Puppy Health Plans

The Rapids Veterinary Hospital is pleased to offer our Puppy Health Plans. A package of preventative measures to look after your new Puppy's basic health needs at an affordable Price.

Our Puppy Health Plans include:

  1. A monthly dose of DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza) vaccine beginning as early as 6 weeks of age and continuing until your Puppy is 14 weeks of age or older at the final dose.
  2. A single dose of rabies vaccine at or after 12 weeks of age.
  3. Two microscopic fecal examinations for the detection of intestinal parasites.
  4. Three doses of pyrantel pamoate for the treatment of roundworms and hookworms.
  5. A complete physical examination at each visit.
  6. For Pets with a lifestyle that puts them at risk, 2 doses of Leptospirosis vaccine given 1 month apart will be included in the plan.

We offer these plans at a 20% discount as compared to the cost if all services were priced individually:

  1. The 2 Visit Puppy Health Plan designed for puppies 10 weeks of age or older at the time of enrollment.
  2. The 3 Visit Puppy Health Plan designed for puppies less than 10 weeks of age with no prior vaccine history.

The entire cost of the plan must be paid in full at the first visit. For puppies that are not due for a vaccination at their initial visit, the first consultation will be complimentary with enrollment. Puppies must be free of serious health concerns (as deemed by the attending veterinarian) at the time of enrollment.

 

Kitten Health Plans

The Rapids Veterinary Hospital is pleased to offer our Kitten Health Plans. A package of preventative measures to look after your new Kitten's basic health needs at an affordable Price.

Our Kitten Health Plans include:

  1. A monthly dose of FRCP (Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus and Panleukopenia) vaccine beginning as early as 6 weeks of age and continuing until the kitten is 14 weeks of age or older at the final dose.
  2. Two doses of Feline Leukemia Virus vaccine given 1 month apart.
  3. A single dose of rabies vaccine at or after 12 weeks of age.
  4. Two microscopic fecal examinations for the detection of intestinal parasites.
  5. Three doses of pyrantel pamoate for the treatment of roundworms and hookworms.
  6. A complete physical examination at each visit.

We offer these plans at a 20% discount as compared to the cost if all services were priced individually:

1) The 2 Visit Kitten Health Plan designed for kittens 10 weeks of age or older at the time of enrollment.

2) The 3 Visit Kitten Health Plan designed for kittens less than 10 weeks of age with no prior vaccine history..

The entire cost of the plan must be paid in full at the first visit. For kittens that are not due for a vaccination at their initial visit, the first consultation will be complimentary with enrollment. Kittens must be free of serious health concerns (as deemed by the attending veterinarian) at the time of enrollment.