New Puppy

NewNew Puppy Exams

We recommend that puppies start visiting the clinic at 6 weeks of age.

Our recommendations

for the

first visit are

listed down below

:: Heartworm/Flea Medication ::

Depending on age and weight of your puppy

we send home the first complimentary dose of the appropriate heartworm/flea medication at the first visit. Heartworm/flea medication is vital to keeping your new baby free of heartworms, fleas and intestinal parasites.

:: Healthy Advantage Puppy Food ::

A sample of Healthy Advantage puppy food will also be sent home on the first visit.  Nutrition is a key part of your puppies wellness program.

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:: Intestinal Parasite Exam :: 

This allows us to treat the following common parasites.  Hookworms, roundworms, whip worms and coccidia.

:: Da2pp Vaccine ::

This vaccine protects against Parvovirus, Distemper and Hepatitis.  These viruses are very common and higly contagious and can be potentially fatal.  Puppies start at 6 weeks of age and booster the vaccine every three weeks until about 17 weeks. We recommend yearly vaccination against these viruses.  Just because a puppy has had one vaccine, does not mean they are protected. 







:: Bordetella Vaccine ::

Infectious respiratory disease

Infectious respiratory disease is highly contagious and is transmitted through the air.  We recommend this vaccine every six months to pets that are boarded, groomed frequently or in group settings with other dogs.  Puppies
start at 8 weeks and every six
months after the initial vaccine.

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:: Leptospirosis ::

A bacterial infection secreted through wildlife urine, and can be contracted by humans as well.  Puppies start at 12 weeks and booster the vaccine three weeks later.  We recommend this vaccine annually after the initial series.

:: Rabies ::

This virus attacks the central nervous system and is fatal.  The rabies vaccine is required by law. Puppies are given the vaccine at 12 weeks of age. One year after the initial vaccine, you can choose a one year or three year vaccine. 




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:: Spay/Neuter ::

We recommend your puppy be altered

at about

six months of age. 

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:: Why are multiple vaccine boosters necessary for my puppy/kitten? ::

Unlike adult dogs and cats, puppies and kittens need a series of vaccinations to maintain protection as they mature.  Between the ages of 6-15 weeks of age, your puppy or kitten will need vaccinations every three weeks.  Young animals have maternal antibodies that compete with the vaccinations we administer, thus causing the immunity to be short lived.  After fifteen weeks of age, their maternal antibodies are gone and the last vaccine will produce a more long lasting immunity.

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