Bringing Home Your New Puppy
Welcoming a new pet into your home is always an exciting time, and at Paducah Veterinary Clinic in Paducah, KY, we assist pet owners during this time of transition to help ensure your pup's wellbeing. It's important to do properly prepare for your pet’s arrival into your home so that you are ready to care for all the challenges that can come with pet ownership.
It's recommended that you bring your new puppy in for a pet wellness exam soon after you first go him, if possible. Our veterinarian may record your puppy's weight to establish a baseline and will give him a physical exam. After the pet exam, our vet might also take your pet's temperature and listen to his heartbeat. Gums and teeth might also be checked, as might her lungs and respiratory function.
Your pet’s first shots might occur before he reaches one year of age. Some vaccinations include distemper, parvovirus, and rabies. Afterward, your dog might be recommended to receive further immunizations every few years to maintain protection against various diseases and infections.
Our veterinarian on our veterinary team can go over the important details that encompass routine care, such as the proper socialization techniques to benefit your dog. Training and establishing rules that might be useful at this young age. He can also teach you how to feed your puppy according to his nutritional requirements. You will want to start maintaining dental health early on and will also want to prevent fleas, ticks, and heartworms. Your puppy needs play and exercise as well, and this can be fun for owner and pet alike.
Get a Wellness Visit, Vaccinations, and Routine Care from Our Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team
At Paducah Veterinary Clinic, we can help you care for your new puppy, and we invite you to call us today if you are in the Paducah, KY, region. Call us at (270) 443-8835 for a pet exam from our veterinarian.