Calusa Veterinary Center

Puppy & Kitten Care

Calusa Veterinary Center in Boca Raton, FL is proud to offer puppy and kitten care services. We understand that your new furry friend is a very important part of your family, and we are dedicated to providing the best possible care for them.

Puppy Care

Puppies need to see the vet for a number of reasons. Some of these are vaccinations, check-ups, and microchipping.

Puppy vaccinations are important because they help protect your puppy from deadly diseases. Your vet will recommend a schedule for vaccinations based on your puppy's age and health.

Check-ups are also important for puppies. These help your vet spot any health problems early on, so they can be treated before they become serious.

Microchipping is another important service that your vet can provide for your puppy. Microchips are tiny devices that are implanted under the skin. They contain information about your puppy that can help reunited you if he or she gets lost.

The best way to keep your puppy healthy is to see the vet regularly. Your vet can help you create a health care plan that's right for your puppy. And, if you ever have any questions or concerns about your puppy's health, your vet will be there to help.

Our puppy checkups include:

  • A physical exam
  • Vaccinations
  • A microchip (optional)
  • Heartworm testing (for dogs only)
  • Fecal test (to check for intestinal parasites)
  • Deworming (if needed)
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Behavior counseling

To make an appointment for your puppy, please call us.

Kitten Care

If you've recently adopted a kitten, or are thinking about adopting one, it's important to be aware of the special veterinary care they'll need throughout their life. Here's what you should know about kitten veterinary care.

Vaccinations: Kittens are very susceptible to disease, so it's important to make sure they're up-to-date on all their vaccinations. Vaccinations help protect kittens from potentially deadly diseases like feline leukemia, rabies, and panleukopenia. Your veterinarian will recommend a vaccination schedule for your kitten based on their age and health status.

Spaying/Neutering: Spaying (female) and neutering (male) are important surgical procedures that help control the pet population and prevent health problems later in life. We recommend spaying/neutering kittens at around 4-6 months of age.

Flea/Tick Control: Kittens can easily become infested with fleas and ticks, which can cause skin irritation, allergic reactions, and even anemia. There are a variety of effective flea and tick control products available, so talk to your veterinarian about which one is right for your kitten.

Nutrition: A healthy diet is essential for all kittens, but it's especially important for those who are still growing. We recommend feeding kittens a high-quality kitten food that contains all the nutrients they need for proper growth and development.

Multi-Cat Households: If you have more than one cat in your household, it's important to take extra steps to prevent the spread of disease. All cats in the household should be up-to-date on their vaccinations and deworming, and any sick cats should be isolated from healthy cats.

Our team of experienced veterinarians and staff are passionate about providing the best possible care for your kitten. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Spay/Neuter Procedure

The Spay/Neuter Procedure is a simple and straightforward operation that has a profound impact on the health of your pet. Spaying (female) or neutering (male) your pet prevents them from reproducing, which in turn helps to control the homeless pet population. This routine procedure also eliminates the risk of testicular and ovarian cancer, and greatly reduces the likelihood of other hormone-related cancers. spaying before the first heat also greatly reduces the risk of mammary cancer later in life.

In addition to the health benefits, spaying or neutering will improve your pet's behavior. Intact males are much more likely to mark their territory with urine, and may become aggressive toward other animals. Females in heat can be extremely vocal, and are also more likely to roam, which puts them at risk for injury or disease. Spaying or neutering will not change your pet's basic personality, but will help to make them happier and more content.


Microchipping is a simple and permanent form of identification for your pet. It's quick, easy, and painless, and it could be the key to finding your lost pet.

A microchip is a tiny computer chip (about the size of a grain of rice) that is implanted under the skin of your pet. The chip contains a unique ID number that can be read by a special scanner. If your pet is lost, any veterinarian or animal shelter can scan the microchip and contact you to return your pet home safely.

Microchipping is quick, easy, and relatively painless. The microchip is injected under the skin with a needle, similar to a routine vaccine injection. There is no need for anesthesia or sedation.

The microchip itself does not require any maintenance or care. It will remain safely under your pet's skin for their entire life.

If you are interested in microchipping your pet, please talk to your veterinarian. They will be able to answer any questions you may have and help you get started.

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