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General Care / Puppy Care

Puppy Care

Age 6-8 weeks

  • Complete physical examination
  • Initial DHPP vaccine (distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus)
  • Oral deworming and consultation on intestinal parasite control
  • First application of topical flea and tick control
  • Discussion of health and socialization recommendations

Age 12 weeks

  • Physical examination
  • DHPP 2nd booster
  • Initial leptospirosis vaccine if indicated
  • Bordetella vaccine for kennel cough (optional)
  • Fecal testing (please bring a sample less than 6 hours old)
  • Initial dose of heartworm prevention
  • Consultation on the prevention of heartworm disease
  • Discussion of health and development

Age 16 weeks

  • Physical examination
  • DHPP 3rd booster
  • Leptospirosis 2nd booster
  • Bordetella 2nd booster
  • Rabies vaccine, rabies tag, certificate, and licensing information
  • Discussion of health and development
  • Next vaccines due 1 year later

Age 20-24 weeks

  • Microchip identification (recommended)
  • Surgical spay for female puppies (recommended)
  • Surgical neuter for male puppies (recommended)