Puppy Care in Janesville Wisconsin
Congratulations on your new puppy! We can’t wait to meet the newest addition to your family.
It is important to your puppy’s long term health that we examine your puppy as soon as possible to identify any potential health issues early on. We will answer your questions on caring for your puppy long-term, including food and nutrition questions, vaccinations, other health topics and behavioral issues. Your puppy’s diet can make all the difference in his future health and well-being. Before you decide on a puppy food, talk to us. There are so many choices available and we want you to be able to choose the right food for your puppy.
What to bring with you:
- Your puppy on a leash
- Whatever health information the seller or shelter provided to you, such as history of vaccines or wormings
- A fresh stool sample (4 hours old)
The initial exam will include:
- Complete physical exam. We will check his/her weight and temperature. We will listen to his/her lungs and heart and examine the other internal organs by palpating them. We will check your puppy’s ears, eyes, nose, skin and teeth.
- Flea/tick control. We will discuss the best product for your puppy’s lifestyle
- Heartworm preventative as needed
- Fecal examination for intestinal parasites and appropriate deworming
- Necessary vaccine boosters
- Answering all of your questions
- Distemper combination vaccine starting at 8 weeks of age (administered every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age.)
- Dogs over 12 weeks of age with an unknown vaccination status will be given 2 vaccinations 3-4 weeks apart.
- Rabies vaccine will be administered at 16 weeks of age or older.
- Additional vaccines will be discussed with you and given based on your puppy’s lifestyle and risk.
Signs that your puppy needs immediate care:
- Any respiratory problem: coughing, trouble breathing or near drowning
- Any signs of pain: panting, labored breathing, increased body temperature, lethargy, restlessness or loss of appetite
- Persistent vomiting or diarrhea (anything more than two or three times within an hour)
- Any wound or laceration that’s open and bleeding, or any animal bite
- Allergic reactions, such as swelling around the face, or hives, most easily seen on the belly
- Any eye injury, no matter how mild
- Any suspected poisoning, including ingestion of antifreeze, rodent or snail bait, or human medication
- Seizure, fainting, or collapse
- Thermal Stress, either too cold or too hot, even if the dog seems to have recovered
- Trauma, such as being hit by a car, even if the dog seems fine