Puppy Wellness

Vaccinations

We will outline an individualized vaccination schedule and protocol for you new puppy. We will determine through discussion and physical exam what vaccines your new family member needs. Please refer to our Vaccine Recommendations for Puppies and Adult Dogs section to see which canine vaccinations we offer.

Wellness Exams

During your puppy’s routine physical examinations, our veterinarians will listen to his/her heart and breath sounds, feel the abdomen, and check the coat/skin condition. We will also check your puppy’s eyes, ears, and mouth.

Parasite Screening

We will check your new puppy for external parasites, such as fleas, ringworm, and ear mites. We will also perform an analysis of your puppy’s feces to check for internal parasites, such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, coccidia, and giardia. Please bring a stool sample to all scheduled puppy wellness appointments.

Microchip Placement

We strongly urge that you obtain an i.d. tag to be attached to your puppy’s collar. We also offer more permanent identification with Datamar's petlink.net system. The chip is the size of a grain of rice and is inserted underneath the skin. The i.d number and owner information is then registered with the petlink.net registry. If a pet is lost and recovered, the number can be read by any agency or veterinarian who has a microchip scanner and the owner can be traced.

Behavior Counseling

We can discuss training and socialization techniques for your new puppy.

Spay/Neuter

Our spay and neuter recommendations are specific to your puppy/dog. We can help you navigate all the information to make the best decision about when to spay or neuter your dog/puppy.