Congratulations on the latest addition to your family! We can’t wait to meet your new puppy!
Our knowledgeable staff and veterinarians are glad to answer any questions you have about new pet ownership and health care. The most important immediate advice we can offer is to schedule an appointment with us for a full medical evaluation.
In your initial visit, we will perform a comprehensive preliminary examination to determine if your puppy is at risk for any health issues. We will also examine your pet for intestinal parasites and perform deworming if necessary. Growing dogs’ developing immune systems leave them more vulnerable to illness, so please ask our veterinarians about the schedule of preventative treatment that is best for your new pet’s first few months of life. We want your puppy to grow up healthy and strong!
The first exam will include a visual physical and dental examination, as well as a discussion on how to prevent fleas, ticks, and heartworms. We will also examine your puppy for intestinal parasites and perform deworming if necessary. Humans are susceptible to these parasites, so we recommend three intestinal parasite exams and three dewormings during the first sixteen weeks of your puppy’s life. Semi-annual exams are recommended for adult dogs. A schedule for additional vaccinations can be determined based on your pet’s age, lifestyle, and previous vaccines.
We ask that you bring the health information provided to you by the seller or shelter on your first visit with us, which should include a previous history of vaccines and deworming, as well as a fresh stool sample.