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Puppy Wellness

Having a new puppy is always very exciting and challenging at the same time. It is very important to provide the best start in a new puppy’s life. Remember, the first year of a dog’s life is equivalent to 15 years in a human’s life.

At Loyalist veterinary Hospital we are always excited to see new puppies. During the first year of your puppy’s life, we will have many opportunities to see him or her and make sure it’s growing well.

First Puppy Examination 6-8 weeks old (please, bring a fresh fecal sample with you):

  • Comprehensive physical examination
  • First Distemper-Parvo Combo Vaccination
  • Behavior counselling
  • Puppy kit care information and sample of puppy food
  • Fecal examination
  • Parasite control recommendations

Second Puppy examination 12 weeks old (please, bring a fresh fecal sample with you):

  • Comprehensive physical examination
  • Distemper-Parvo Combo Booster
  • Optional additional Vaccinations- kennel cough, Lyme, giardia and leptospirosis.
  • Behavior counselling
  • Fecal examination
  • Parasite control recommendations
  • Puppy training information

Third Puppy Examination 16 weeks old:

  • Comprehensive physical examination
  • Third Vaccination for Distemper-Parvo Combo
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Oral Hygiene and Dental techniques
  • Optional Vaccinations boosted as required
  • Spay/neuter discussion

6 Months old:

  • Spaying or Neutering
  • Optional pre-anaesthetic blood work
  • Optional heartworm testing at time of surgery (April – November).
  • Heartworm prevention recommendation
  • Optional hip x-rays (18% of hip dysplasia will show up at this time)
  • Optional microchipping