Schedule your puppy for his or her first exam as soon as possible. Until your puppy has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will make sure your new dog is protected against rabies, distemper, and parvovirus, among other diseases. Your puppy will also need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are extremely common in young dogs.
Puppy Wellness Schedule
6 Weeks – Distemper/Parvo 8 weeks – Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella 12 weeks – Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella
16 weeks – Distemper/Parvo, Rabies
Your puppy is checked and treated for intestinal parasites at the first two visits. The third visit procedure will vary depending on the situation.
Spaying or Neutering
Your puppy may be ready for spaying/neutering at 6 months of age depending on breed and size.
Heartworm prevention starts at the first visit and continues year-round.
Your veterinarian will advise you when to begin using flea control products.
A growing puppy needs a high-quality puppy food to be healthy. Feeding schedules are not the same for every breed of puppy. We will help you choose the food and feeding schedule that meets your puppy’s needs for optimum growth and development.
Now is the time to start with good dental care for your puppy. Choosing the right food and chew toys and developing regular brushing and cleaning habits is important in maintaining good health throughout your puppy’s life.