Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic of Luling

Puppy & Kitten Care

at Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic

Welcoming a new kitten or puppy into your family can bring both joy and frustration to your home. Our veterinarians are here to help you enjoy the excitement and negate the stress of having a young animal. When you bring your kitten or puppy to Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic, our first appointments include:

  • Post-adoption/post-purchase physical examination
  • Wellness evaluation
  • Dental care consultation
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Parasite prevention, management, and education
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Health profile setup for your puppy or kitten
  • Spay or neuter planning
  • Vaccination scheduling

Spaying and Neutering

If you don’t plan on breeding your new puppy or kitten in the future, it is our professional recommendation that you spay or neuter your young pet. A spay is the surgical removal of your female animal’s uterus and ovaries. A neuter, or castration, will surgically remove your male pet’s testicles.

Both procedures will render your pet incapable of reproducing and include many added health benefits. Neutered or spayed pets live longer, happier, and most importantly, healthier lives. Spaying your cat can eliminate the frustrating behaviors, such as anxious pacing and continual crying, that felines perform when they are in heat. Castration will eliminate the male mating urge and reduce his desire to roam, subsequently decreasing the risk of fights, injuries, accidents, poisoning, and contracting diseases.

If you have many pets in your household, spayed or neutered pets socialize better. Having the procedure performed on your animals will help keep the peace in your home and increase your peace of mind.

Our female pets are at risk for serious conditions such as breast cancer, uterine infections, and uterine cancer. By spaying your pet before their first heat cycle, you will eliminate the risk that she will contract these diseases. If left intact, our male pets will remain at risk for conditions such as testicular cancer and prostatic diseases. Spaying or neutering your pet early in his or her life will spare a lot of potential heartache and resources in the future.

Overpopulation of cats and dogs is an enormous problem in the United States. Public and private animal shelters do their best to support every homeless cat or dog but they are severely over-burdened. There are simply not enough homes.

It is estimated that over 10 million animals are euthanized in shelters each year. You have the ability to fight that heartbreaking reality by having our veterinarians spay or neuter your animal.