New Puppy Plan

Information for New Puppy Owners

Getting a new puppy can be an exciting and scary endeavor. One of the most important parts of your puppies first few months is proper veterinary care. This includes vaccinations, fecal exams, deworming, and spaying/neutering if you desire. Vaccinations are important to prevent many diseases that our pets are exposed to on a daily basis. Fecal exams and deworming make sure that your pet does not have any intestinal parasites (including worms, giardia, etc.). Besides being a determent to your pet, many of these parasites can be spread to humans – especially children. Here is a basic list of veterinary care your pet should receive in the first 6 months:

First Puppy Examination (6 weeks old):

Comprehensive physical examination
Vaccinations:

Parvovirus
Fecal Exam / Deworming

Discuss Behavior Training*

Second Puppy Examination (8 weeks old):

Comprehensive physical examination
Vaccinations:

Distemper-Parvo Combo #1

Discuss Preventative Parasite Control – Begin Interceptor if Applicable*

Discuss Pet Food*

Third Puppy examination (12 weeks old):

Comprehensive physical examination
Vaccinations:

Distemper-Parvo Combo #2
Bordetella (Kennel Cough) #1

Rabies (1 year)

Additional Optional Vaccination – Lyme #1

Fecal Exam if not on preventative

Discuss Dental Care – Toothbrushing*

Fourth Puppy Examination (16 weeks old):

Comprehensive physical examination
Vaccinations:

Distemper-Parvo Combo #3
Bordetella (Kennel Cough) #2

Discussion on Spay/Neuter Options*

Discussion on Pet Insurance*

5-6 Months old:

Spaying or Neutering
Microchip Implantation

Begin T/D twice daily and Breathlyser*

*indicates accompanying handout

New Puppy Plan