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Litchfield, IL 62056

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Puppy Care

Congratulations on adding a new member to your family!

We can't wait to meet your new puppy. Please bring your new puppy in as soon as possible after you bring him/her home so that we can ensure they are healthy. We will answer your questions on caring for your puppy long-term, including food and nutrition questions, vaccinations, other health topics 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.

What to bring with you to your Puppy Exam:

The initial exam will include:

Which Vaccines Should Your Puppy Receive?
Very young puppies do not have fully developed immune systems and are highly susceptible to infectious diseases. To keep your puppy healthy and to provide optimal protection against disease for the first few months of life, a series of vaccinations are scheduled, usually 3-4 weeks apart. For most puppies and kittens, the final vaccination in the series is administered at when they about 4 months of age.

We will discuss your pet's lifestyle, access to other animals, and travel to other geographic locations with you during your initial exam since these factors affect your pet's risk of exposure to disease. Together we will decide on a vaccination schedule that best suits your Puppy.

Flea and Tick Prevention for Your Puppy
Diseases such as tapeworm, and Lyme disease, are preventable if you prevent flea and tick bites. The latest medicines have provided effective and safe flea and tick prevention products. Flea and tick medicines are good for a variety of diseases, including:

  1. Tapeworms
  2. Lyme Disease
  3. Ehrlichia
  4. Flea allergies
  5. Skin infections
  6. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Using a flea prevention medicine, you can keep fleas from infesting not only your puppy, but your home. We will discuss flea and tick prevention for your puppy and together decide on a preventative that best suits your puppy.

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