Puppy Wellness Care

At All Dogs & Cats Veterinary Hospital in New Castle, we understand the joy and responsibility that comes with welcoming a new puppy into your family. As devoted pet lovers ourselves, we prioritize the health and well-being of your furry companions through our comprehensive puppy wellness care services. With a team of experienced veterinarians and compassionate staff, we are dedicated to providing personalized care tailored to meet the unique needs of your growing puppy.

Vaccination Protocols

Vaccinations play a crucial role in safeguarding your puppy against common and potentially life-threatening diseases. Our veterinarians recommend a vaccination schedule that begins at 8 weeks of age and continues at 12 and 16 weeks. These vaccinations are essential for building your puppy’s immunity and protecting them from illnesses such as parvovirus, distemper, and canine hepatitis. By adhering to this schedule, you can help ensure your puppy’s long-term health and happiness.

We recommend keeping your puppy out of public spaces, especially those frequented by other dogs (dog park, pet stores, etc) until the puppy has COMPLETED their core vaccinations.

Preventative Treatments

In addition to vaccinations, preventative treatments for heartworm, fleas, and ticks are integral components of our puppy wellness care program. Puppies are particularly vulnerable to these parasites, which can cause discomfort and pose serious health risks. Therefore, we recommend starting preventative treatments at an early age. Our veterinarians will guide you through selecting the most suitable preventative products for your puppy’s needs, ensuring comprehensive protection against these common threats.

Heartworm Testing and Prevention

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition transmitted by mosquitoes. To safeguard your puppy’s health, we conduct heartworm testing using advanced diagnostics such as the Flex4 test at one year of age. This test allows us to accurately assess your puppy’s heartworm status and tailor an appropriate prevention plan accordingly. By maintaining regular heartworm preventatives, you can protect your puppy from this devastating disease and enjoy peace of mind knowing they are safe from harm.

Flea and Tick Control

Fleas and ticks not only cause discomfort for your puppy but can also transmit a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Our puppy wellness care services include comprehensive flea and tick control measures to keep these pests at bay. From topical treatments to oral medications, we offer a range of options to suit your puppy’s preferences and lifestyle. By effectively managing flea and tick infestations, you can prevent skin irritation, allergic reactions, and the spread of disease.

Spay & Neuter

We emphasize the importance of spaying and neutering puppies (when age appropriate based on the individual pet’s age, breed, and medical history) as part of responsible pet ownership. Spaying (for females) and neutering (for males) are essential procedures that not only help manage the pet population but also offer numerous health and behavioral benefits for puppies.

Spaying female puppies can prevent unwanted litters and significantly reduce the risk of mammary tumors and uterine infections later in life. Neutering male puppies can decrease the likelihood of roaming, aggressive behavior, and certain reproductive-related health issues. Our veterinarians are skilled in performing these procedures safely and compassionately, and we are here to discuss the optimal timing and benefits of spaying and neutering your puppy to ensure their long-term health and well-being.

When a puppy should be spayed or neutered will depend on the the puppy’s breed, size, health history, and age. Our recommendation can range anywhere from six months of age up to 24 months for large breed dogs that have a predisposition to certain growth-related health concerns.

Educational Support

At All Dogs & Cats Veterinary Hospital, we believe that informed pet owners are empowered to make the best decisions for their furry companions. As part of our puppy wellness care services, we provide educational resources and guidance to help you navigate your puppy’s healthcare journey with confidence. Whether you have questions about nutrition, behavior, or training, our team is here to offer support and guidance every step of the way.

Schedule Your Puppy’s Wellness Exam Today

Investing in your puppy’s health today lays the foundation for a lifetime of happiness and companionship. Schedule a wellness exam with our experienced veterinarians to ensure your puppy receives the care they need to thrive. Together, we can help your furry friend grow into a healthy, vibrant adult dog who brings joy to your life every day. Contact All Dogs & Cats Veterinary Hospital at (970) 984-7076 or online to book your appointment and embark on this exciting journey of puppy parenthood!

What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.