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Puppy Care

Will you be welcoming a furry bundle of joy into your home anytime soon? Willowrun Veterinary Hospital can help you prepare your new puppy for a long, happy, and healthy life.

New puppies require a lot of care and attention. If a puppy is adopted or purchased at 8 weeks of age, they are not only in an adolescent phase of their life, they are effectively a baby. Similar to a baby human, they will need to visit the doctor much more frequently than an adult to ensure they are growing up healthy and strong, and that they receive the proper vaccinations to build up their immune systems.

We recommend that all puppies receive the following veterinary services:

  • Microchipping so they have a higher chance of returning home if they are ever lost
  • Spay/neuter surgery performed prior to puberty offers the most health benefits to the puppy
  • Vaccinations are usually administered in a series of three appointments between 8 and 16 weeks of age