Title: New Dogs and Cats | Low Cost Veterinary Care, Poconos, PA
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Low Cost Veterinary Care for New Dogs and Cats
Did you receive a new puppy or kitten for Christmas? If you did receive a new pet, it is time to start thinking about the first trip to the veterinarian. We want to make that first trip to the veterinarian as low stress and positive as possible, both low stress on the wallet and a pleasant experience for you and your pet.
Reducing Stress: How to Get Your Pet to the Vet
Dogs and cats usually are stressed when it is time to get in the car and go to the veterinarian. The car ride can cause anxiety and being in a different location can cause stress. For cats we recommend getting a carrier and placing a towel in the carrier. We also recommend spraying the towel with Feliway (a pheromone spray that can be purchased at Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital) which will help reduce your kittens stress. Below is a helpful video offering 5 simple steps for cat owners to use cat-friendly carriers.
For dogs we recommend a leash or carrying them. We also recommend giving treats as a positive reinforcement technique both during the visit and after the visit.
Preventative Health Plan: Low Cost Vaccinations for Dogs
Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital has also designed a low cost option for routine vaccines and neutering and spaying your dog (cat plans are going to be introduced in the near future). We call this option our preventative health plan.
We have discounted our services and broke up the remaining cost into 12 easy payments. Vaccines and preventative health exams are included at a lower price to help make health care more affordable. With routine preventative care your pet will be on track to a longer healthier life.
Please call us at 570-424-6773 for more information about our low cost care.