How will proper puppy care impact the life of my dog?

Proper puppy care is essential for starting your dog's life on the right foot. A healthy puppy without diseases or parasites is more likely to grow into a happy, well-adjusted family member that can be with you for many years.

Dr. Noël Lucas
Blue Oasis Pet Hospital

How soon should I bring my puppy in to see the veterinarian for their first exam?

It's recommended that you schedule a puppy wellness checkup as soon as you get your puppy, ideally within the first few days. This ensures that your puppy receives a thorough health checkup and gets started on the right nutrition early on.

What are the most common health problems with puppies?

The most common health problems with puppies are parasites, both internal and external. These can include fleas, ticks, roundworms, and hookworms. Veterinarians also screen puppies for genetic disorders and congenital problems.

What are some signs and symptoms of illness in puppies?

Puppies are typically energetic and interactive. If your puppy is sleeping a lot, not eating well, or displaying other unusual behaviors, these could be red flags that something is wrong and you should consult your veterinarian.

When should I start training my puppy?

Training should begin as soon as you bring your puppy home. Teaching your puppy manners and good behavior is crucial, and the sooner you start, the better. Using food rewards and introducing desired behaviors early on will help your puppy become a well-behaved family member.

What will my vet be looking for during the first puppy checkup?

Your vet will assess your puppy's overall well-being, including weight, congenital problems, and any potential issues with teeth, eyes, ears, or heart. They'll also check for parasites, bloating, hernias, and orthopedic issues. It's important to have a comprehensive exam as soon as possible to ensure your puppy's health.

If you have any questions about your puppy, please contact your local veterinarian or call Blue Oasis Pet Hospital.

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