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Puppy Care

Congratulations on the newest member of your family, a puppy!

Bringing Your Puppy Home

Integrating a new puppy into your home is an exciting yet delicate process that requires careful consideration and planning. Begin by creating a safe and comfortable space for your furry friend, complete with a cozy bed, food and water bowls, and appropriate toys. Establishing a routine for feeding, playtime, and bathroom breaks helps the puppy adjust to their new environment. Socialization is crucial, exposing the puppy to various people, environments, and experiences to build their confidence and prevent anxiety. Equally important is scheduling a veterinary visit as soon as possible to ensure your puppy receives a thorough health check, vaccinations, and preventive care. This early intervention helps identify and address any potential health issues and establishes a baseline for their well-being.

Regular vet visits will be essential for monitoring their growth, updating vaccinations, and addressing any concerns that may arise as your puppy matures. Taking these proactive steps not only ensures the physical health of your new companion but also sets the foundation for a happy and harmonious life together

Puppy Visits: A Series of Three

First Visit

Typically scheduled between 6 and 8 weeks or immediately upon acquisition.

  • Physical Exam
  • Deworm #1
  • Fecal Screen
  • Core Vaccine: DA2PP #1 (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2 (Hepatitis), Parvo, and Parainfluenza)
  • Discuss any concerns

Second Visit

Typically scheduled 3-4 weeks after the first visit.

  • Physical Exam
  • Deworm #2
  • Core Vaccine: DA2PP #2
  • Non-Core Vaccine: Bordetella #1 & Leptospirosis #1
  • Discuss any concerns

Third Visit

Typically scheduled 3-4 weeks after the second visit.

  • Physical Exam
  • Core Vaccine: Rabies, DA2PP #3
  • Non-Core Vaccine: Bordetella #2 and Leptospirosis #2
  • Discuss any concerns

Puppies are considered protected until they have finished their entire vaccine series.

Your puppy’s appointments are a great opportunity to address behavioral concerns and evaluate and celebrate the progress your puppy has made between visits. We can also help with nutritional advice and product recommendations to prevent or eliminate external parasites based on your individual needs.

Contact Us Today to Schedule A Veterinary Appointment For Your Puppy

Scheduling a puppy care appointment with our veterinary team is as easy as picking up the phone. Our veterinary staff is here to make your trip to the vet easy for you while ensuring it’s also stress-free for your puppy.

Call our Denver office at 303-757-5638 or fill out our online scheduling form, to schedule an appointment for your puppy.

What Our Clients Are Saying

We took our puppy to Vida Vet – Denver because they were so close. The office was clean, the staff was efficient, pleasant and so helpful. The Doctor was so patient with us and answered our many many many questions. He took his time and was so great with our pup! …

T. G.