Regular Vet Visits
- Your puppy should see our vets several times throughout the first few months of his/her life. After that, an annual visit is strongly recommended.
- For Puppies under 6 months:
– start as early as 6 weeks
– To be given in 3-4 week intervals
– minimum series of 3 vaccines
– A fourth booster vaccine is available for dogs to receive optimum protection.
For Dogs over 6 months:
– Vaccine is recommended at yearly intervals.
- There are many brands and types to choose from. Get with our vets and see which is right for your pup.
- Unless you are wanting to breed your dog later, this is recommended to do at an early age. It will help with hormonal behavioral problems, keep your puppy calmer in the long run and also prevent reproductive-related cancers.
- Keep your dog on a regular schedule
- Take him or her outside after every meal and after he wakes up in the morning or after a nap
Puppy-proof the house
- Keep electrical cords out of reach
- Keep all foods and toxins away (cleaning supplies, etc.)
- Foods such as grapes, gum, raisins and chocolate are toxic to pets
- Periodontal disease is the most common dental-related disease. Ask our vets what cleaning schedule your puppy should be on so he or she will not get this disease.
Love and Play
- Get your puppy proper toys so he can have things to chew and “rough-house” with.
- Your puppy would rather play with you than anything else–remember that! Show him lots of love and attention.
We hope you enjoy your new family member! Bring your puppy into us for a physical exam and we will do our part to ensure your puppy has a long and healthy life. We consider your puppy a part of our family as well!
Day and Evening Pet Hospital and Surgical Center