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Puppy Vaccinations and Welness

 

A new puppy is an exciting time. It is also the perfect time to start your new family member off on the right paw. It is important that your puppy be seen by your veterinarian as early as possible.

During the Puppy visits, the general health of your new addition is evaluated by your veterinarian, the first set of puppy vaccinations are administered, a fecal(stool) sample is screened for intestinal parasites, and your puppy is dewormed as needed.

 

In order to establish proper immunity to many common diseases, some of which may be life-threatening, it is vital that your puppy receives at least two sets of vaccinations 3-4 weeks apart, and that the final booster be given after 15 weeks of age.

We recommend a distemper/parvo combination at the first visit, and every 3-4 weeks thereafter, until the puppy is at least 15 weeks old. The bordatella (kennel cough) vaccine is administered at approximately 12 weeks of age, and again at 15-16 weeks of age.

Nearly all puppies are born with intestinal parasites, some of which can be transmitted to people. At the puppy visits, a fecal sample is screened for the presence of intestinal parasites. A broad-spectrum dewormer is administered to rid your puppy of the most commonly seen intestinal parasites. Your veterinarian will also help you determine the best protocol.