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New Puppy Vet and vaccinations at White Oaks West Animal Hospital

Veterinarian Services | New Puppy

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Congratulations on your new puppy!

Our team of trained professionals are ready to help you and answer any questions you may have about your new puppy. Early veterinary care is essential to make sure he or she grows up strong, healthy and happy.

It is important to your puppy's long term health that we examine your puppy as soon as possible to identify any potential health issues early on. We will answer your questions on caring for your puppy long-term, including food and nutrition questions, vaccinations, other health topics and behavioral issues.

Your puppy's first exam with us will include:

  • A comprehensive physical exam
  • Intestinal parasite screening and intestinal parasite deworming
  • Development of a vaccination program based on your puppy's health and lifestyle
  • Heartworm prevention recommendations
  • Recommendations for preventing external parasite such as flea and ticks
  • Behavior and housetraining
  • Nutritional counseling

For your first puppy visit with us, we request that you bring your puppy on a lease, all paperwork pertaining to the previous care of your puppy including all previous immunizations, deworming, medications and any veterinary medical records, and a fresh (within 24 hours) stool sample.

The following are signs that your puppy needs immediate care. If your puppy exhibits any of these signs, please give us a call as soon as possible:

  • Any respiratory problem: coughing, trouble breathing or near drowning
  • Any signs of pain: panting, labored breathing, increased body temperature, lethargy, restlessness or loss of appetite
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Any wound or laceration that's open and bleeding, or any animal bite
  • Allergic reactions, such as swelling around the face, or hives, most easily seen on the belly
  • Any eye injury, no matter how mild
  • Any suspected poisoning, including ingestion of antifreeze, rodent or snail bait, or human medication
  • Seizure, fainting, or collapse
  • Thermal Stress, either too cold or too hot, even if the dog seems to have recovered
  • Trauma, such as being hit by a car, even if the dog seems fine