Puppy Wellness Care

Congratulations on your new puppy!

The lifetime of love and strong bond you will share with your dog begins the day you bring your puppy home. Getting a puppy is an exciting time but there are certain essentials you will need to know to ensure your new puppy remains healthy. We are your best partner in helping you keep your puppy healthy so he or she grows into the most wonderful dog they can be.

Puppy Wellness Care at East Bay Veterinary Hospital

When you bring your puppy home, please schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians for your puppy’s first wellness exam. During your pet’s first visit, we will perform a thorough physical and dental evaluation which allows us to establish an individualized wellness care program for your puppy including proper vaccinations, parasite protection, and nutrition.

Your puppy’s first exam will give us the opportunity to learn your expectations as a client and a pet owner. We are happy to address all of your questions and/or concerns about puppy and puppy care in general during any puppy wellness exam.

When you pick up your puppy, remember to ask what and when he or she was fed. Replicate that schedule until your first puppy visit with us. We will discuss your puppy’s breed, anticipated lifestyle, and nutritional needs with you during your first puppy visit.

Your puppy’s first visit includes:

  • A comprehensive physical exam
  • A customized vaccination program dependent on your puppy’s age and lifestyle
  • Heartworm prevention recommendations
  • Internal and external parasite screening
  • Intestinal parasite deworming (as needed)
  • Medical recommendations for preventing and controlling fleas and ticks
  • Housetraining and behavioral consultation
  • Nutritional and exercise guidance

We ask that you provide us with the health information from the seller, breeder, or shelter from which you obtained your puppy on your first visit with us. This should include a history of vaccinations and deworming, as well as a recent stool sample.

If you have any questions about our puppy care services, please feel free to call our office at 516-623-6226.