Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ens ...View Article
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Here at Laporte Animal Clinic, we recognize the importance of starting your puppy off in the right direction for a long and healthy life. Vaccinations, physical examinations, regular discussions with our doctors regarding concerns for growth related problems, nutrition, etc and regular deworming, fecal examinations and heartworm preventative are critical to keeping your puppy safe and healthy. These first few months are the most important in your puppy's life as they are susceptible to many more infections than an adult dog is, due to their immature immune systems. Many congenital or growth problems can be detected and treated at these visits. With proper nutrition and care, you can avoid or treat many growth related problems, especially in large breed puppies.
These are our minimum recommendations for a healthy puppy, with additional vaccines and treatments discussed in addition to core vaccinations, depending on your individual puppies likelihood of exposure to disease. Even if your puppy received vaccinations at 6 weeks of age from the breeder-it is still critical that we see them at 8-9 weeks for their first visit.
Our puppy vaccination program includes all the core vaccinations (the DHPP combination and Rabies vaccines), all the physical examinations, fecal examinations, nutritional counseling, free heartworm preventative samples and free dose of flea/tick preventative all for a 20% discount off the costs if each visit paid for separately! Call us for current pricing. Also, you will receive 10% off additional vaccinations such as Leptospirosis and Bordatella if they are indicated for your puppy, and 10% off the cost of your puppy's neuter surgery. In order to receive this discount, the package must be paid for at the time of the first visit. Please call the clinic for pricing information.