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Posted on 03-01-2018
You’ve recently welcomed a puppy as a new member of your family. Whether you already have experience with raising dogs in the past or if this is the first time you will be living with a canine, it’s crucial to bring your puppy in for preventative care on an ongoing basis. What follows is a checklist for puppy care from your preferred veterinarian at Forest Hill Animal Hospital.
3 Weeks: Bring your puppy in for its first preventative care appointment. This visit will be to get a fecal test to see if the animal is afflicted with intestinal parasites. Before you go, our vet will give you a schedule for upcoming vaccinations.
6 Weeks: Your puppy should start getting vaccinations beginning at the age of 6 weeks to 8 weeks.
12 Weeks: Time to book an appointment for a parasite test. This is when your dog will also get a rabies vaccine. The 12-week mark is also a good time to get your pet spayed or neutered.
16 Weeks: Third set of vaccinations
Once Per Year: After vaccinations, make sure to bring your dog in at least once per year for wellness checkups.
The team at Forest Hill Animal Hospital takes pride in the high standard of care that we apply to all dogs brought in for checkups. These are canine-related procedures in our facility that are designed strictly for dogs and keeping them well:
If you have questions about any malady for dogs, please contact our office to learn more about what treatment options we can offer.
It should be clear that ongoing trips to the veterinarian are required in order for your puppy to thrive and grow into a healthy, happy dog.
To learn more about preventative care for canines or to set an appointment for your puppy in Germantown, please call Forest Hill Animal Hospital today.
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