We love puppies! We can't wait to meet the newest addition to your family.
You have taken the first step to having a life-long, unconditionally-loving companion, friend and new family member. Please regard us as a partner with you to insure your puppy grows up strong, healthy and happy.
Please bring your puppy to us as soon as possible for an exam to get acquainted and detect potential health issues. At the visit, we will answer all questions concerning caring for your puppy, including food and nutrition, potty training, vaccinations, and, behavioral issues. Before you decide on a puppy food, talk to us. There are so many choices available and we want you to be able to choose the right food for your puppy. Your puppy's diet will make all the difference in his or her future health and well-being.
On your first visit, please bring with you:
- Your puppy on a leash
- Whatever health information the seller or shelter provided to you, including history of vaccines or worming
- A fresh stool sample (4 hours old)
- A list of questions
The initial exam will include:
- Visual physical and dental examination.
- Discussion of flea/tick prevention
- Discussion of heartworm prevention
- Intestinal parasite examination and appropriate deworming. Humans are susceptible to puppy intestinal parasites. We recommend two intestinal parasite examinations and a minimum of three dewormings during the first 16 weeks of age for puppies. Semi-annual intestinal parasite exams for adult dogs are recommended, especially homes with multiple pets.
- Development of a vaccination schedule based on your pups age, expected lifestyle and previous vaccines
The following are signs that your puppy needs immediate care:
- Any respiratory problem: coughing, trouble breathing
- Any signs of pain
- PMultiple episodes of vomiting or diarrhea
- 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
Please call us immediately @ 954-349-5800 if your puppy is exhibiting any of these symptoms.