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Puppy Care

Congratulations on your new puppy!

Bringing a new puppy home is such an exciting time.Your home becomes filled with extra wiggles, kisses, and love! We are excited to help you start your puppy off right with superb veterinary care from the very beginning.

Puppies have different needs than adult dogs, and therefore require specialized veterinary care. We recommend puppies come in for three visits to receive puppy health check exams and vaccines. At your puppy’s first exam your veterinarian will discuss vaccinations, nutrition, life stages, and will address any questions you may have. We have outlined a general veterinary schedule for puppy care below. A full handout about puppy care is available to download via the link at the bottom of the page.

First Puppy Exam (7-8 weeks)

  • Wellness examination
  • 1st puppy DAPP (distemper, parvovirus, parainfluenza, adenovirus) vaccination
  • Stool sample to check for worms and parasites

Second Puppy Exam (11-12 weeks)

  • Wellness examination
  • 2nd puppy DAPP vaccination
  • 1st Leptospirosis vaccination
  • Heartworm preventative
  • Bordetella vaccination if going to puppy class or boarding/dog day care

Final Puppy Exam (15-16 weeks)

  • Wellness examination
  • Final puppy DAPP and Lepto boosters
  • Rabies vaccination

Spay/Neuter is to be discussed with your veterinarian.

Call us or request an appointment online for your puppy today!

Download our full Puppy Care handout here.

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