Puppy Care

Puppy Care

Girl and her puppiesPlease bring your new puppy in as soon as possible after you adopt him/her.

What to bring with you

  • Your puppy on a leash
  • Puppy treats
  • Any previous medical history, i.e. vaccines, deworming, etc.
  • Fecal sample less than 24 hours old

Exams will include

  • Complete physical exam
  • Educational puppy kit with Vaccine/Health Record with tips on puppy care and behavioral concerns (1st exam)
  • Flea/tick control
  • Heartworm preventative as needed
  • Fecal examination for intestinal parasites and appropriate deworming
  • Necessary vaccine boosters

Happy puppyVaccination Schedule

  • Distemper Vaccine (Distemper Adenovirus Parvo and Parainfluenza vaccination)
  • Administered every 3 to 4 weeks until 16 weeks of age.
  • Dogs over 12 weeks of age with an unknown vaccination status will be given 2 vaccinations 3-4 weeks apart.
  • Rabies vaccine will be administered at 12 weeks of age or older.
  • Additional vaccines such as Kennel Cough (bordetella) and Lepto (Leptosporosis) will be discussed with you and given based on your puppy's lifestyle and risk.


Puppy Class

The college offers a puppy class that we strongly recommend for all pups, that is held here at the college.