Congratulations on your new puppy! Thank you for choosing us to help protect and care for your new addition to your family.
Our puppy wellness program is designed to help get your puppy started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your puppy’s development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy dog, including information and advice on nutrition, training, behaviour, and socialization.
Schedule your puppy for his or her first exam as soon as possible. Until your puppy has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will vaccinate your new dog against rabies, distemper, and parvovirus, among other diseases. Your puppy will also need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are common in young dogs.
Most puppies have roundworms, which are intestinal worms that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal signs (although dogs can have worms without showing any symptoms). It is important for puppies to be treated for roundworms, not only to rid them of the infection but also to prevent you and the rest of your family from becoming infected. Roundworms are a zoonotic parasite, which means they can be transmitted from pets to people. By ensuring that your puppy is treated, you can keep your entire family safe from these and other parasites.
Whatever the reason for your visit, we will always strive to create a low-stress, safe environment for your pet. We use fear-free practices for both dogs and cats everyday to make your pet less anxious to visit with us. We encourage our clients to bring anything their pet may require to help make them more comfortable with us. This can include their favourite treats, their favourite toy or even giving us some tips on what Fluffy and Fido like.
We also recommend bringing your pet hungry to their appointments so that they are more responsive to treat giving, which will help your pet trust us faster.
In-clinic we love to use essential oils, toys, treats like peanut butter or cheese (please let us know if there are allergies to made aware of), use of towels for kitties and catnip, too! We may ask if it’s alright to use a Thundershirt for your pet while they are here with us for their appointment.
We look forward to meeting & learning all about your new puppy! Schedule your appointment today.