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Puppy Care

Caring For Your Puppy

Congratulations on making an exciting addition to your family! Puppies have special health care needs that must be addressed the first few months of their lives. In order to help you along the way, we have developed a comprehensive puppy wellness schedule, organized by age, to meet these needs. Our puppy package is both affordable, ask about payments options, and proven to help protect your pet. Keep in mind that it’s important to keep your puppy at home during vaccination times to ensure that he or she is properly protected.

In addition to the information and services listed below, please ask the Butte Oroville Veterinary Hospital staff for information and suggestions to help get your puppy started on the right paw!

Age 6–8 weeks
  • Complete physical examination
  • Initial DHPP vaccine (distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus)
  • Oral deworming and consultation on intestinal parasite control
  • First application of topical flea and tick control
  • Discussion of health and socialization recommendations
Age 12 weeks
  • Physical examination
  • DHPP 2nd booster
  • Initial leptospirosis vaccine if indicated
  • Bordetella vaccine for kennel cough (optional)
  • Fecal testing (please bring a sample less than 6 hours old)
  • Initial dose of heartworm prevention
  • Consultation on the prevention of heartworm disease
  • Discussion of health and development
Age 16 weeks
  • Physical examination
  • DHPP 3rd booster
  • Leptospirosis 2nd booster
  • Bordetella 2nd booster
  • Rabies vaccine, rabies tag, certificate, and licensing information
  • Discussion of health and development
  • Next vaccines due 1 year later
Age 20–24 weeks
  • Microchip identification
  • Surgical spay for female puppies
  • Surgical neuter for male puppies