New Puppy

My new puppy is coming in for an appointment what can I expect?

Puppies come in several times over the first 6 months for a series of vaccines and exams. Depending on your puppy’s age, the appointments can vary slightly.

At 8 weeks

    • A complete exam (nose to tail) to be sure everything looks, feels, and sounds the way it’s supposed to 
    • Weight check 
    • A fecal analysis to check for any intestinal parasites 
    • Begin a Distemper (DHPP) Vaccine series (1st of 3) 
    • Discuss any questions or concerns, including general puppy care and training 
    • Dispense Interceptor for heartworm prevention 
    • Dispense Credelio for flea and tick prevention 
    • Begin de-worming protocol. Dispense Drontal to be given at 10 weeks to follow CDC de-worming protocol

At 12 weeks

    • A complete exam: It is important to have a full exam every four weeks as our puppies grow because the body is growing and developing so rapidly a concern may arise in a short period of time. 
    • Weight check 
    • Distemper (DHPP) Vaccine (2nd of 3) Leptospirosis (1st of 2) combination
    • Lyme Vaccine 
    • Pick up more Interceptor and Credelio 
    • Discuss home dental care 

At 14 weeks

    • Visit with a technician only 
    • Weight check 
    • Lyme Vaccine (1st of 2) 
    • Answer any puppy questions (housebreaking, training, feeding, etc.) 

At 16 weeks

    • Complete exam 
    • Weight check 
    • Final Distemper (DHPP) Vaccine (3rd of 3) 
    • Rabies Vaccine
    • Discuss spay/neuter (to be scheduled in 4-8weeks) 
    • Discuss Microchipping 
    • Pick up more Interceptor PLUS and Credelio

At 18 weeks

    • Visit with technician only
    • Weight check
    • Lyme vaccine (2nd of 2)


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