Congratulations on your new puppy!

Helpful Videos

Puppy Socialization -- American Veterinary Medical Association

Dog Training Video Series --  K-9.com

Why You Should Microchip Your Pet --American Veterinary Medical Association

How to Pick the Right Toys for Your Pet --American Veterinary Medical Association

Is this Normal?--When to Take Your Pet to a Veterinarian -- American Veterinary Medical Association

Access more information on our Pet Care Library.

Why Dogs Are Special

A Story for Dog Lovers -- LJohnson9988

And God Made a Dog -- Gunther Nowak

How Your Dog Sees the World -- BuzzFeedVideo

Recommended Puppy Care Schedule


7-8 weeks
  • Comprehensive Wellness Physical Exam
  • Distemper/Parvo/Parainfluenza Vaccine
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough) Vaccine given intra-nasally
  • Fecal Parasite Screen (for intestinal parasite identification)
  • Deworming with Pyrantel®
  • Heartworm, and intestinal parasites with Interceptor Plus® , flea and tick prevention with Credelio®  prescription.
  • Well Puppy Kit
12 weeks
  • Puppy Wellness Physical Exam
  • Distemper/Parvo/Parainfluenza/Leptospirosis Vaccine
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough) Vaccine
  • Fecal Parasite Screen
  • Heartworm, and intestinal parasites with Interceptor Plus®, flea and tick prevention with Credelio®  prescription.
16 weeks
  • Puppy Wellness Physical Exam
  • Distemper/Parvo/Parainfluenza/Leptospirosis Vaccine
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Next month of Interceptor Plus® and Credelio® (with the option to pick up multiple months).
6-9 months
  • Spay or neuter surgery (includes surgery, anesthesia, pre- and post-surgery pain management, intravenous fluids, hospitalization and surgery aftercare)
  • Microchip implant (MicroFinder®)
  • ​One choice is continue with monthly Interceptor Plus® for heartworm and internal parasite prevention.  Add Simparica® for flea and tick prevention.
  • ​Another option is switch to ProHeart® 12--one shot, zero worries, 12 months of heartworm and intestinal parasite prevention. Add  Simparica® for flea and tick prevention.
  • ​A third choice is Simparica Trio®, a monthly chewable for heartworm, intestinal parasites, flea and tick prevention.

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