Congratulations on your new puppy!
We cannot wait to meet the newest addition to your family!! This is an exciting and important time, and there’s a lot to learn! If you have any questions that aren’t addressed below please do not hesitate to call us, we’re here to help.
Please bring in your new puppy as soon as possible after you bring him/her home. It is important to your Puppy’s long term health that we examine them as early as possible to identify any potential health issues. We will address all your questions on caring for your new family member in the long and short term, including vaccinations, behavioral issues and food and nutrition questions. Balanced nutrition can make all the difference in your puppy’s health and well being, before you decide on a puppy food, talk to us and we’ll help you determine what will be best for your new pet.
Your puppy’s first appointment with us will include:
- A thorough, individualized examination with a Springdale Animal Hospital veterinarian
- A vaccination schedule based on your puppy’s medical history, age and lifestyle
- A fecal test to check for any intestinal parasites
- Heartworm preventative
- Flea & tick control
- Guidance on how to feed and potty train your new puppy
- A sample pack of a balanced puppy diet
What to bring on your first visit:
- A completed new client form
- Your puppy on a leash
- Any previous medical history or paperwork
- Any questions you have about raising your new puppy
Typical Vaccination Schedule:
- Canine distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza – administered every 3 to 4 weeks until 16 weeks of age.
- Rabies vaccine – administered at 14 weeks of age or older
- Additional vaccines such as Kennel Cough (bordetella), Lepto (Leptosporosis) and K9 flu will be discussed with you and given based on your puppy’s lifestyle and risk.