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PUPPY CHECKLIST

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PUPPY CHECKLIST

A summary of our recommendations for puppies:

PUPPY EXAM / OFFICE VISIT  Beginning at 6 to 8 weeks old, one every 3 to 4 weeks until 16 weeks or older. Our exams are comprehensive; included in each one, and of particular concern at YVC, is a DENTAL EVALUATION. 

BEHAVIOR AND ACTIVITY  Review at the time of each puppy exam.

DIET / NUTRITION  Review at the time of each puppy exam.

HEARTWORM PREVENTIVE  Begin monthly year-round preventive medication at 8 weeks or older. Heartgard Plus is our first choice; the are other excellent options.

TICK AND FLEA CONTROL  Begin monthly year-round preventive at 8 weeks or older. Nexgard is our first choice; there are other excellent options. 

INTESTINAL PARASITES  One negative fecal test at 8 weeks or older. Most heartworm preventives also provide protection from intestinal parasites. Occasionally we will deworm at the time of each puppy exam. 

VACCINES
RABIES  At 12 weeks or older, booster in a year, then once every three years.

DA2PPV (Distemper - Parvo; "puppy shot") At the time of each puppy exam, booster in a year, then once every three years.

KENNEL COUGH  At 8 weeks or older, booster in a year, then once per year.

LYME  At 12 weeks or older, booster in 2 to 4 weeks, then once per year.

LEPTOSPIROSIS  At 12 weeks or older, booster in 2 to 4 weeks, then once per year. However, we often wait until all the other puppy vaccines are done before starting leptospirosis vaccines.

Office Hours

DayOpenClose
Monday7:306:00
Tuesday7:306:00
Wednesday7:306:00
Thursday7:306:00
Friday7:306:00
Saturday8:0012:00; Also, 4 pm Boarding Pick-up
Sunday4:00pmBoarding Pick-up
Day Open Close
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 8:00 4:00pm
6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 12:00; Also, 4 pm Boarding Pick-up Boarding Pick-up