New Puppy

Do you have a new puppy? Please take a look at this information to welcome your newest addition.

We recommend the following examinations and procedures for your new puppy. These are basic guidelines for all puppies. However, we may make additional recommendations based on our findings.

 

6-8 Weeks of Age

  • Physical Examination
  • Fecal Flotation
  • Deworming
  • 1st DHPP Vaccine

 

9-12 Weeks of Age

  • Physical Examination
  • Fecal Flotation
  • Deworming
  • 2nd DHPP Vaccine
  • Bordetella Bronchiseptica Vaccine
  • Start Heartworm Preventative

 

12-15 Weeks of Age

  • Physical Examination
  • Fecal Flotation
  • Deworming
  • 3rd DHPP Vaccine
  • Rabies Vaccine

 

6 Months of Age

  • Spay for Females
  • Neuter for Males
  • Pre-anesthetic blood work prior to surgery

 

Immunizations

Immunizations are a necessary part of any wellness protocol.

This is especially true for pediatric patients, beginning at six weeks of age in puppies and kittens. We feel vaccinations should not be administered until a comprehensive history and physical examination are completed. A vaccination protocol may then be customized for each patient based on relative risk factors and concurrent illness.

This may include semi-annual, annual or triennial vaccines/antigens and/or titers where appropriate. By utilizing the latest in vaccine technology we keep your pet protected and ultimately minimize the number of injections, and thus potential complications, required during the lifetime of your pet.

 

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