Quality Puppy Care With Our Edmonton Veterinary Team
At Terra Losa Animal Clinic, we treat your cat or dog like our own pet, because we know just how important your animal companion is to your entire family. That's why we're proud to be one of the premier veterinary clinics in the Edmonton area, offering a wide range of services including customized puppy care for the adorable new canine addition to your home!
The Importance Of A Puppy Pet Wellness Exam
We recommend that you establish a relationship with our Edmonton vet clinic as soon as you bring your new puppy home, or even a few weeks before so you that you can schedule an initial wellness exam. Your puppy should see us by the time it's 6-weeks-old, so we can:
- Evaluate its overall health (which includes a thorough examination of its weight, skin, coat, limbs, ears, eyes, gums, teeth, and blood and fecal profile)
- Ensure its getting the right kind and amount of nutrition
- Provide you with the necessary preventive parasite medications (to protect your pet against tick, flea, and bug-borne illnesses including heartworm and Lyme disease)
- Educate you on proper at-home puppy care techniques
- Help you decide whether you should spay or neuter your dog, and
- Initiate the all-important pet vaccination schedule
What Pet Vaccinations Does My Puppy Need?
Pet vaccinations are a crucial part of your puppy's well-being. At our veterinary clinic, we offer both "core" and "non-core" vaccines that will the health of your young dog as well as other dogs (and even humans!) in the community. In general, these vaccines should be administered following a specific timeline based on how old your dog is, with the first round of "core" vaccines given between 6-8 weeks of age. Additional vaccines and booster shots are typically given around 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and then every 1-3 years as mandated. Our vet staff will carefully review with you all the vaccines your pet may need (including distemper, measles, parainfluenza, parvovirus, and bordetella) and when to schedule your appointments.
Do You Have A New Puppy In Your Family? Ensure Its Health & Happiness With Our Edmonton Puppy Care Services
If you're planning on welcoming a new puppy into your home, or recently did, then be sure to contact our Edmonton vet staff at Terra Losa Animal Clinic to ensure that your new little dog has everything it needs to start off on healthy paws! To schedule a pet wellness exam or to learn more about our vet services, call us today at 780-484-1178.