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As pets can’t really tell when they are in pain or something is off, they need even more medical attention and check-ups than humans, in order to ensure everything is alright. Apart from check-ups, there are standard procedures you might need to perform.
Most clinics provide vaccination services, which should be carried out after 6 weeks for puppies and after 9 weeks for kittens.
Vaccines for puppies are against hepatitis, distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus, leptospirosis, corona virus and parainfluenza.
Kittens are vaccinated against chlamydia, leucopenia, herpesvirus and calicivirus.
Vets at clinics also perform microchipping procedure, which became obligatory for dogs in 2011. There is no legal obligation to microchip your cat, but many clinics offer such services to help you find your pet easier in case of any accident.
Parasite Prevention and Control
Another standard procedure is parasite prevention and control. The most common parasites for cats and dogs are fleas, ticks and roundworms. Ideally, if required steps are taken in advance, any parasite problem can be avoided.
If you’re planning to travel with your pet, you can find authorised clinics which can issue a pet passport, allowing you to easily travel to most European countries.
Blood Tests and Radiology
Many clinics also offer radiology, blood tests and in-house laboratory which makes it hassle-free in case of emergency.
Neutering and Castration
Neutering and castration procedures tend to improve health condition and behaviour of pets. It decreases aggression and territory marking, in case of cats, they are no longer eager to escape to mate.
Additionally, during a checkup you can ask for nutrition advice. Dental care should be provided as well and regular inspections can prevent major issues.
Emergency Animal Doctors and Home Visits
Many clinics have emergency phone line which provide 24hr assistance, including Sundays. If there is a need of blood tests or X-Rays, it’s better to go to a clinic. In a hard process of saying goodbye to your pet, you can ask for euthanasia at home, if being in familiar environment would ease the pain.