Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Thank you for choosing us to help you and your new pet start your journey to a long and happy life together.
The first few weeks are critical to your pet’s life long well being, and at Northwestern Veterinary Hospital, we offer specific services to puppies from the ages of 6 to 20 weeks. During these first weeks, we will perform vaccination and testing services, as well as provide advice on behaviour, nutrition, growth, and training.
During the first few months of life, puppies are especially susceptible to a variety of illnesses, pathogens, and viruses. We suggest booking your puppy for their initial examination as soon as possible, where they will be vaccinated against rabies, distemper, and parvovirus. At this time a fecal test may also be completed, allowing us to determine if your puppy has any parasites and treat them accordingly. Although some worms are visible to the naked eye, most are diagnosed by examining the stool of your puppy microscopically. We often include a test for roundworms, which are the most common type of worms found in puppies. Roundworms can cause gastrointestinal upsets such as vomiting and/or diarrhea, although some dogs may not show any symptoms at all. We may also test for other parasites that can cause similar symptoms and even cause your puppy to become anemic (low red blood cells).
It is important that you make each appointment during puppy’s vaccine series in the time specified by your veterinarian to make sure your puppy’s health is not endangered. If boosters are missed by an extended period of time, further vaccines will be recommended.
At this time we do not offer “packages” for our veterinary services, as each vaccine protocol is tailored to each individual pet.