Canine Health Program

Puppy & Adult Canine Health Program And Vaccination Schedule

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! There’s nothing like the love of a warm, fuzzy puppy. We want to help you keep your puppy healthy and happy. Regularly scheduled vaccinations are important for building your puppy’s immunity to several serious dog diseases. The examination we perform at each visit will also help us detect any common puppy-hood problems or illnesses. Remember that we are always pleased to answer any questions about raising your puppy; please feel free to bring a list with you or call at any time. Here’s a schedule of visits and vaccinations that we ask you to follow:

6-8 weeks

  • 1st exam
  • first DA2PP vaccine (Distemper, Adenovirus2, Parainfluenza and Parvo Virus)
  • Bring a fresh stool sample so we can check for internal parasites

9-12 weeks

  • 2nd examination
  • 2nd DA2PP vaccination (done 3-4 weeks after the initial vaccine)
  • 1st Leptospirosis vaccine
  • 1st Lyme vaccine (if doctor approves)

12 weeks or older

  • Rabies vaccination and examination. The first rabies vaccine is good for one year, subsequent vaccinations last for 3 years. Bring a fresh stool sample so we may check for intestinal parasites.

13-16 weeks

  • 3rd examination
  • 3rd DA2pp and 2nd Leptospirosis vaccine which will finish the series and be good for one year if given when the puppy is 16 weeks old or more. (must be 2 to 4 weeks after the previous vaccine)
  • 2nd Lyme (2 to 4 weeks after the initial vaccine)
  • Leave in the part about the importance of the exam

The most important part of your puppy’s visit today was the annual examination. Our veterinarian made certain that your puppy was checked from the tip of its nose to the tip of its tail for any health problems. This annual exam is your best way of keeping your loved one in tip-top health. Growing puppies especially need several examinations during the first few months of their life due to their bodies constantly changing.

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