Our puppy wellness program is intended to help get your puppy started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months of your puppy’s life are a critical period in your puppy’s development. We can provide you with the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy dog, including information and advice on nutrition, puppy training, behaviour, and socialization.
Call us to schedule your new puppy for his or her first exam as soon as possible, even before you bring them home. Until your puppy has received their full series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. It is important to keep your puppy away from other animals where their vaccinations are unknown, until their series of vaccines are complete. We will vaccinate your new dog against rabies, distemper, and parvovirus, among other diseases. A puppy’s vaccinations are given every 3-4 weeks until their immunity is built up around 16 weeks of age.
Your puppy will also need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are common in young dogs. Roundworms are found in the intestines of an infected animal. Many dogs do not show signs of infection; however, dogs with major roundworm infections, especially puppies, can have diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, dull hair, and a pot-bellied appearance. The dog may also cough if the roundworms move into the lungs. Because dogs can have worms without showing any symptoms, it is important for all puppies to be treated for roundworms with multiple de-worming treatments. Not only does this rid them of the infection but it also prevents you and the rest of your family from becoming infected. Roundworms are a zoonotic parasite, meaning they can be transmitted from pets to people. By ensuring that your puppy is treated, you can keep your entire family safe from these and other parasites.
We look forward to meeting your new puppy! Schedule your appointment today.