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Antelope Valley Animal Hospital
1326 W. Avenue N
Palmdale, CA 93551
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Hello, Palmdale!

Welcome back to the Antelope Valley Animal Hospital blog. This is a great place to read about all the latest in animal care and our veterinary care center in Palmdale. One way we like to use this blog is to answer questions that we hear on multiple occasions. By answering them here, we can increase the exposure the questions and answers get and respond in a timely fashion. Our animal hospital knows how much families love their pets, and we take that role very seriously. We hear several great questions around general pet health and spaying/neutering. So we will lead off with some of those frequently asked questions first.

When is the best time to have my pet spayed/neutered?

“When your pet is 4-6 months of age.”

I have a new puppy/kitten, what should I do to keep them healthy?

“We recommend a complete physical exam within 48-72 hours after you have acquired the pet. When arriving for your exam please have any records given to you by the breeder, store, rescue, or shelter, as it will ensure any prior procedures and vaccines given will be entered onto your new pets record. You should also bring a fresh stool sample to test for parasites. Make sure to write down any questions you may have for the doctor to ensure none go unanswered. Puppies and kittens will require a series of vaccines, (outlined under “What vaccines does my dog/cat need?”). Yearly physical exams, routine dental exams and vaccines are recommended for all pets to ensure they stay healthy and happy throughout the years.”

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Saturday - 8am - 12pm 


Every Wednesday
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OR Antelope Valley Animal ER & Critical Care
at 661-729-1500 


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