Vet Hospitals Puppy folder

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Vet HospitalsThe first year of your puppy’s life is a busy time and we are here to help you.

The following is our recommended schedule for puppy vaccinations and care:

8 WEEKS OF AGE:

1. General physical examination and weigh in.

2. Consultation and questions regarding nutrition and behavior.

3. Vaccinations- DHP/ PV (first)
D
= Distemper (severe bowel diseases)
H= Hepatitis (liver failure disorder)
P= Parainfluenza (form of kennel cough)
PV= Parvo Virus (severe bowl disease)

4. Roundworm medication dispensed.

5. Stool sample checked for parasites.

6. Puppy care package given.

12 WEEKS OF AGE:

1. General physical examination and weigh in.

2. Consultation and questions.

3. Vaccinations- DHP/ PV (second)
Bordetella (for high risk dogs)
Leptospira (for high risk dogs)

4. Stool sample rechecked for parasites.

16 WEEKS OF AGE:

1. General physical examination and weigh in.

2. Consultation and questions.

3. Vaccinations- DHP /PV (may be necessary in certain circumstances)
Bordetella (second)
Leptospira (second)
RV= Rabies
(a neurological fatal illness that is a human risk as well),

4. Discussion of neutering or spaying and microchipping.

5. Discussion of pre-operative blood work.

6. Stool sample rechecked for parasites.

5-6 MONTHS OF AGE:

1. Spaying of female dogs (one day and one night hospitalization with complete ovariohysterectomy).

2. Pre-operative blood work recommended prior to surgical appointment.

3. Intravenous fluids throughout procedure.

4. Identification with microchip.

6 MONTHS OF AGE:

1. Neutering of male dogs (one day hospitalization).

2. Pre-operative blood work recommended prior to surgical appointment.

3. Intravenous fluids throughout procedure.

4. Identification with microchip.

SPRING:

1. Blood test to check for Heartworm and preventative medication dispensed.

2. Flea prevention programs recommended.

16 MONTHS OF AGE AND ANNUALLY:

1. General physical examination and weigh in.

2. Consultation and questions.

3. DHP /PV vaccinations, (Bordetella and Leptospira vaccines if high risk).
Rabies vaccine at 16 months, then every 3 years.

4. Stool sample checked for intestinal parasites.

5.) Heartworm and Wellness testing.

1424 HURONTARIO ST., MISSISSAUGA, ONT. L5G 3H4 TEL (905) 271 8508 FAX (905) 271 7621 www.huronatiovet.ca