Andrews Veterinary has established a vaccination protocol to properly protect
your puppy from preventable diseases. Puppies should be vaccinated at four
different times. Puppy Vaccination # 1
(6-8 Weeks of Age)
Puppy Vaccination # 2
- Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, & Parvo combo shot.
(10-12 Weeks of Age)
Puppy Vaccination # 3
- Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, & Parvo Coronavirus combo shot.
- Puppies more than 10 lbs. & are considered to be an indoor/outdoor dog, should be vaccinated for Leptospira.
- We recommend at this phase puppies should be started on a heartworm preventative. For more information on heartworms,
(14-16 Weeks of Age)
Puppy Vaccination # 4
- Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, & Parvo Coronavirus combo shot booster.
- Leptospira booster
- We recommend Puppies that are active outdoors should be vaccinated for Lyme Disease.
(18-20 Weeks of Age)
At this phase your puppy will be current on his or hers vaccinations for 1 year.
- Parvo, Bordetella, and 1 year Rabies.
- Lyme Disease booster
Puppies have a high likelihood of being born with intestinal parasites (worms).
You may see no signs of a parasite infestation. To properly maintain your
puppies health, puppies should be dewormed on a regular basis. Please look at
our deworming guidelines below.
- Beginning at 3 weeks, every 2 weeks until your puppy is 3 months old.
- At 3-6 months once every 4 weeks.
To keep you puppy paws healthy and get them used getting their nails trimmed
as they get older, we recommend you touch and play with your puppy's paws.
Trimming their nails on a regular basis makes the procedure less stressful and, it
becomes a routine rather than a bad experience or a fearful situation.
It is a good idea to open your puppy's mouth and look and touch their teeth
and gums. By doing this your puppy gets familiar with this idea and it will be
easier when you need to give medications or need to take something from your
puppy's mouth. As your puppy gets older and matures he or she will be used to
you opening their mouth and medicating is less likely to be a problem.
It is important to provide exercise for your puppy. Puppies that are exercised
for at least 30 minutes every day are generally better behaved. Puppies have a
tremendous amount of energy. If they have no outlet for this energy they can
develop obedience problems and excessive chewing. We recommend playing
ball, going for a walk, and so on to provide exercise for your puppy. Your
puppy will be thankful and happy. A happy puppy means a happy family.
Puppies teethe just like babies. Give your puppy toys and chewing treats to
chew on. Providing your puppy with objects to chew on will detour them from
chewing on personnel objects such furniture, shoes, etc. Puppies lose their all of
their baby teeth from 4-6 months, however they will still continue to chew. You
can purchase toys safe for puppies and dogs at pet stores and our Online
AVH will spay (females) and neuter (males) kittens at 6 months old. If you do
not plan on breeding your cat we recommend spaying and neutering. There are
many reasons for doing so. Just to name a few: mixed mating, population
control, to help prevent spraying, unwanted kittens, and there are health
reasons as well.