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Puppy Care

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Congratulations on your new puppy! We just love puppies and can't wait to meet the newest addition to your family.
We look forward to being introduced to them. Our veterinarians and health team members are eager to assist you with getting your puppy started on their journey to a healthy life.

It is important to have your new puppy examined by a veterinarian to make sure they are healthy. Our veterinarians will make sure they receive a good healthy start through vaccinations, parasite protection and nutrition.

What to expect on your puppy's initial visit:
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Intestinal parasite screening
  • Intestinal parasite deworming
  • Development of a vaccination program based on your puppy's current age and expected lifestyle
  • Heartworm preventative recommendations
  • Recommendations for controlling and preventing external parasites such as fleas and ticks
  • Behavior and housetraining recommendations
  • Nutritional counseling
For your first puppy visit, we request that you bring the following:
  • Your puppy on a leash
  • All paperwork pertaining to the previous care of your puppy including all previous immunizations, deworming, medications and any veterinary records you may have
  • Any questions you may have regarding your puppy's health or behavior
  • A fresh stool sample (less than 12 hours old)
The following are signs that your puppy needs immediate care. If your puppy exhibits any of these signs, please give us a call as soon as possible:
  • Any eye injury
  • Bleeding/wounds
  • Coughing/difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea (particularly if accompanied by vomiting)
  • Fever
  • Getting too hot/cold (even if pet seems to have recovered)
  • Lethargy/weakness
  • Limping
  • Loss of appetite
  • Seizure
  • Suspected poisoning
  • Swelling of the face/hives
  • Trauma (even if the puppy seems fine)