The period from birth to maturity is a special time in the lives of animals and their carers. Small dogs or cats provide us with many unforgettable experiences, releasing tenderness in the manner of small children. However, as animals are exposed to specific risks at this particular time, they should receive paediatric care. Both puppies and kittens should be examined very carefully. For the first time immediately after giving birth. But only a few weeks later is the right time for a more thorough paediatric diagnosis, the setting up of vaccination and preventive measures. At the KUROSZ Clinic, we take into account the specific characteristics of individual breeds in tests that protect cats, dogs and their owners from unpleasant surprises in adulthood. All those who have taken care of animals without the help of a veterinarian or specialist breeding facility are cordially invited. If you take in a pet from a shelter, get one as a gift or buy one at a fair or elsewhere, it is always a bit of an unknown. It is then a good idea to carry out a visual inspection, establish a course of action to deal with the risk of certain diseases and establish an appropriate diet. The animal is then sure to develop better.
In the full paediatric clinical test we examine:
- temperature, mucous membranes of the mouth and back of the body, crt, lymph nodes, condition of the heart and lungs and abdominal cavity,
- skin and coat condition, skin parasites,
- condition of ears, ear canals,
- eyes, eyelids, possible presence of anatomical defects,
- presence of malformations (umbilical hernia, inguinal hernia, scrotal hernia, undescended fontanel)
During an additional discussion with the animal’s Carer, we determine and propose:
- a vaccination programme, deworming, flea prevention,
- indications for sterilisation or neutering
- how to care for ears, claws, skin, teeth, perianal glands,
A very important part of the Paediatric Programme that we offer to the patients of the KUROSZ Clinic is the prevention and early diagnosis of diseases for breeds that show a predisposition towards specific conditions.
- Hip dysplasia – between the 3rd and 4th months and possible symphysiodesis (up to a maximum of the 20th week); final diagnosis of the degree of hip dysplasia after 12 months (once growth is complete) with the possibility of an entry in the pedigree register.
- Elbow dysplasia – study after between the 5th and 6th month.
- Surviving deciduous teeth – controlling the loss of deciduous teeth at 5-6 months of age.
- Cardiovascular and respiratory defects – Constant monitoring in brachycephalic breeds.