Your New Puppy
Congratulations on your new addition to the household! There's nothing quite like the joy a new puppy brings to a family. We know you want the best for your puppy, and we at Corona Community Veterinary Hospital are committed to providing you with the essential information and tools you need to ensure your new puppy has a long, healthy life ahead.
Included on this page are documents you may read now, or print and read at your convenience. They're full of information about what to expect with your new puppy, preventative care recommendations and more. We hope you enjoy the information and remember to Schedule an Appointment today!
New Puppy Recommendations:
Checkup with the Doctor
Every new puppy should be thoroughly examined by Dr.Ivan. It's important for new owners to know that even seemingly healthy puppies can sometimes have underlying health problems not detectable without a professional examination. Heart and lung conditions, physical abnormalities and much more can be detected with a doctor's physical exam, and addressed early. Detecting problems early is essential for the health and longevity of your new family member.
<6 weeks -- Ask Dr.Ivan (vaccinations are given to puppies under 6 weeks of age according to recommendations on a case by case basis)
08 weeks -- DA2PP #1, Coronavirus #1
11 weeks -- DA2PP#2, Coronavirus #2, Bordetella #1
14 weeks -- DA2PP #3 Booster, Coronavirus Booster #3, Bordetella 1 year booster
16 weeks -- Rabies 1 year Booster
After boosters are given, annual re-vaccination is recommended. We will send you reminder e-mails or postcards every time your puppy is due for a visit.
Spaying female dogs and neutering males is recommended at 4-6 months of age, to prevent unwanted litters of puppies.
*Did you know? In the United States, five out of ten dogs and seven out of ten cats in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them. Nationwide, that adds up to 3-4 million pet dogs and cats killed every year. Please, spay and neuter your pets!
We recommend deworming puppies at an early age for roundworms. Statistics reveal that over 90% of all puppies are born with this parasite. In addition to routine roundworming, we recommend that all new pets have a fecal test performed, to check for other types of microscopic parasites. These include, but are not limited to, Giardia, Coccidia, Tapeworm and Whipworm. An untreated infestation of any of these parasites can result in malnutrition and the improper growth of your puppy.
*Did you know? Recent studies show that over 50% of in-house fecal testing performed at veterinary hospitals are false negatives. This is because the equipment and methodology used by outside laboratories is far superior to the capabilities of most veterinary hospital labs and personnel.
50 percent of the time, veterinary hospitals are missing intestinal parasites!
We feel this number is unacceptable, and that is why at Corona Community Veterinary Hospital, we do both! After an initial in-house screening, your pet's sample is always sent to our outside laboratory for double-checking. Our testing fee includes both methods, because your pet's good health is our number one concern.
For all of your new puppy's needs, Schedule an Appointment today!