Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic of New Braunfels

Superior Care

for Puppies & Kittens

A new puppy or kitten in your home gives your family a great deal of joy, and a fair amount of stress. The veterinarians at Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic are here to help! Bring your puppy or kitten to us for his or her first appointment, which includes:

  • Post-purchase/post-adoption examinations
  • A wellness evaluation
  • Dental care counseling
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Parasite control, prevention, and education
  • Behavioral counseling
  • A puppy or kitten health profile
  • Determining the best time to spay or neuter your animal
  • Establishing a vaccination schedule

Spaying and Neutering

Spaying is surgically removing your female animal’s ovaries and uterus. Neutering, or castration, surgically removes your male pet’s testicles. Both procedures make it impossible for your cat or dog to reproduce.

Spayed or neutered cats and dogs live happier, healthier, and longer lives. Spaying eliminates the anxious pacing and continual crying of cats in heat. Castration eliminates the male mating urge, reducing the desire to roam, which, in turn, decreases the risk of fights, accidents, injuries, poisoning, and contracting diseases. When you have many pets in your home, they will socialize better if they are all spayed or neutered.

To eliminate the risk of breast cancer and prevent uterine infections and uterine cancer, the veterinarians at Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic recommend spaying your cat or dog before its first heat cycle. Neutering your animal prevents testicular cancer and prostatic diseases.

In the United States, we have an enormous cat and dog overpopulation problem, which burdens public and private animal shelters. There simply aren’t enough homes. Estimates indicate that these shelters have to humanely euthanize more than 10 million animals each year. With that in mind, be sure to have our veterinarians spay or neuter your pet so that you don’t add to this enormous burden.

Parasite Prevention

An infectious disease that is transmitted between animals and humans is called zoonosis and includes:

  • Fleas – These parasites can transmit diseases like the plague
  • Giardia – This infection causes gastrointestinal diarrhea disease
  • Hookworms – These cause cutaneous larval migrans
  • Leptospirosis – bacterial kidney infection
  • Ringworm – A fungal infection of the skin
  • Roundworms – These cause visceral larval migrans
  • Scabies – These mange mites infect the skin
  • Staph infections – Are bacterial skin infections
  • Ticks – These parasites spread diseases such as Lyme disease

Our veterinarians adhere to the Companion Animal Parasite Council guidelines to control many of these diseases. We recommend monthly parasite preventions to control external parasites (fleas, ticks, etc.) and internal parasites (intestinal worms, heartworms, etc.). We also offer vaccinations for diseases like leptospirosis.

Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic’s veterinarians and staff would love to meet your new puppy or kitten. Call today for your new pet’s first appointment and a healthy start in life.