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Puppies are sweet little bundles of warmth and love. They look to us to provide them with everything they need including a safe, loving home, food, and medical attention. Our veterinary clinic is your trusted partner in your new puppies’ health and well-being. At St. Francis Animal Hospital, we will work to make sure your puppy grows into a loving, faithful companion who will be by your side for years to come. In order, to get off to the best possible start, we suggest regular wellness visits throughout the first three months of your puppy's life.
We want your pet to be comfortable in our clinic. Meeting the veterinarian at an early age will help your puppy become acclimated to our office and its environment. Keep in mind that your puppy may be startled by loud noises and the presence of other animals. Your first wellness visit should be scheduled when the puppy is about 6 weeks old.
At your first wellness visit, our veterinarian, Dr. Drake, will conduct a comprehensive physical exam to detect any pre-existing conditions and administer the first of its vaccinations including a combination vaccination to prevent distemper, adenovirus, and parvovirus, hepatitis, and coronavirus.
The second wellness visit should be scheduled when the puppy is between 9 and 12 weeks of age. In addition to a physical exam, our veterinarian will administer the second combination vaccination. The veterinarian will also examine your puppy for evidence of parasites and worms and discuss heartworm medication.
The third wellness visit should be scheduled when the puppy is between 12 and 16 weeks of age. In addition to the third combination vaccination, our veterinarian will be happy to answer any questions you have about your puppy's dental care, eating habits, and housebreaking. New pet owners can encounter difficult situations in raising their puppies, just as new parents do with their own children. A trained doctor's advice can be very helpful. Make sure you discuss any concerns you have regarding your dog's socialization and behavior in addition to medical concerns.
Your last regular wellness visit should be scheduled when your puppy is between 16 and 18 weeks of age. At this visit, your puppy will receive a rabies vaccination in addition to the final combination vaccination. Rabies is a deadly disease that is spread through the tissues and saliva of affected animals. Even if your dog spends little time in contact with other animals, this virus is an absolute necessity to protect your pet and your family from the disease.
Have you recently adopted a puppy? Our office serves the Las Vegas, NV area and is ready to help you prepare your new pet for a long loving life. Call us at 702-675-8366 to schedule your puppy wellness visits today.
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Dr. Drake and CarolAnn are amazing! They have been caring for my dogs for over 10 years now and I have never had one complaint. They are always so happy to see my dogs and provide them with the most compassionate care. I recommend them to any seeking an honest, caring, loving, empathizing and helpful veterinarian!