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Puppy Wellness

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Our puppy wellness program is designed to offer your new puppy all the benefits of veterinary services available to him or her from birth to 16 weeks of age. Included in this service is a series of examinations and vaccinations including rabies, distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza virus, bordetella, lyme disease and parvovirus.

In addition, your puppy will be tested for worms and be treated for the most common intestinal worm of puppies – roundworms. Roundworms can cause gastrointestinal signs such as vomiting and / or diarrhea. There are other parasites that can cause similar symptoms and can even cause your puppy to become anemic (low red blood cells). Performing a fecal test will allow us to treat your puppy accordingly. Although some worms are visible to the naked eye, most worm burdens are diagnosed by examining the stool of your puppy microscopically.

-At your initial puppy exam, a puppy package will be provided to educate you on common puppy behaviors, illnesses and pet insurance. In addition, free samples of Frontline Plus and Heartgard, monthly parasite controls that we recommend for the life of your puppy, will be included.

Puppy Health Care Protocol

6 weeks or younger:

  • Medical Exam
  • Fecal Exam ( please bring small sample with you)
  • Deworm
  • Start on quality puppy food

7-8 weeks:

  • Medical Exam
  • Fecal Exam ( please bring small sample with you)
  • Deworm #1
  • Start on monthly heartworm preventative
  • Start on monthly flea and tick preventative.
  • Begin behavior training or puppy socialization classes

Vaccinate: DaPP #1 of 3 **

11-12 weeks:

  • Medical Exam
  • Deworm #2
  • Continue monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventative

Vaccinate: DaPP #2 of 3
Lyme #1 of 2
Bordetella #1 of 2( kennel cough)
Leptospirosis #1 of 2 *

15-16 weeks:

  • Medical Exam
  • Fecal Exam ( please bring a small sample with you)
  • Continue monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventative

Vaccinate: DaPP #3 of 3
Lyme #2 of 2
Bordetella #2 of 2
Leptospirosis #2 of 2 *
Rabies 1 year

5-6 months:

  • Spay or Neuter
  • Heartworm Test / Tick Screen
  • Place Microchip ID
  • Continue Heartworm preventative year round to control intestinal parasites and heartworm disease.
  • Continue Flea and Tick preventative during warm months.

* The Leptospirosis vaccine is recommended for hunting or water dogs.
** The Canine Distemper Vaccine ( Dapp ) consists of the Distemper virus, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza virus and Parvo virus.

For everyone’s safety, please bring your puppy in on a leash or in a carrier.