What to Expect

Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting and joyful time with lots to do and lots to learn.  We hope to help you in maximizing the fun and minimizing the frustration with the following information, paving the way for a healthy, happy lifetime together!  This chart summarizes the treatments your puppy will need over the first 6 months and suggested topics for discussion at each visit.
We look forward to seeing you and your puppy growing together!
 (R=recommended during this visit)
First VisitSecond VisitThird VisitFourth Visit
6-8 weeks8-10 weeks12-14 weeks16-18 weeks
 Complete Physical ExamRRRR
Immunizations DistemperRRRR
 Rabies VaccineR
Parasite Treatment/Prevention Fecal Exam for Internal ParasitesRR
 Parasite Prevention Products AvailableRR
Discussion Topics Nutritional CounselingRR
 Dental CareRRRR
 Is Pet Insurance for you?R
 Are there any behavior problems?RR
 Tips for grooming your petR
 Q&A on Breed Specific Genetic ProblemsRR
 What are the differences between OVH/OVE/Neuters?R
 Importance of Pre-anaesthetic Blood TestingR
 Permanent ID options (microchip)R
 Recommended Surgical ProeduresR
 Regular Wellness VisitsR
Other Procedures Blood Sample Needed for Pre Anaesthestic TestingR