Caring for your New Puppy
As a new member of your family, a puppy can melt hearts
and drive you crazy at the same time. But proper care of
your new puppy is vital to it's health and well being. Be sure
to avoid taking your puppy to public places like pet stores
and dog parks in the first few weeks until your pet has had
enough vaccinations to build up immunities to deadly
illnesses such as the Parvo virus.
Your puppy should have the following series of vaccinations
and be thoroughly examined by a veterinarian while still
- 6 Weeks: DHP-P* (Without Lepto)
- 10 Weeks: Initial Parvo Booster
- 13 Weeks: Rabies and DHLP-P** Booster
- 16 Weeks: - 16DHLP-P** Booster
- 22 Weeks: Parvo Final Booster
-Bordetella (Kennel Cough Vaccine)
*(Distemper, Hepatitis, Para influenza, and Parvo)
**(Distemper, Hepatitis, Lepto, Para influenza, and Parvo)
*Be sure to spay or neuter your new puppy near the age of 6 months.
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Caring For Your New Kitten
As a new member of your family, a kitten will bring smiles
and laughter to your life as it prances and plays. But proper
care for your new kitten is vital to it's health.
Your kitten should get the following series of vaccines
and be throughly examined by a veterinarian
while still young:
- 9 Weeks: Initial CRP (Feline Distemper)
- 13 Weeks: Rabies and CRP booster
- Optional: (recommended for outdoor cats and multi-cat families)
Feleuk (Feline Leukemia)
FIV (Feline Aids)
*Be sure to spay or neuter your new kitten near the age of 6 months.
For adult adoptions - be sure to visit your
veterinarian soon after receiving your animal.
Allow the doctor to establish a relationship with
you and your pet. Adult dogs should receive an
overall exam evaluating any health effects of an
If your new pet is not current on vaccinations or
heartworm and flea preventative, our doctors will
be sure to get you on the right path.
Be sure to bring any adoption documents and
records with you to your first visit!