Puppy Information

We have decided to put a list of each of the informational handouts that we send home with new puppy owners on our site…

Feel free to sniff around  :-)

Canine Disease Threats (Doc) – There are many ways for pets to be exposed to disease-causing organisms.  Healthy appearing animals can spread viruses and bacteria.

Canine Nail Trimming (Doc) – If you can hear your dog’s nails clicking on the floor, it might be time for a nail trim.  Here’s how it is done…

Canine Vaccination Protocol (Doc) – This is a list of most of the vaccinations that we offer, as well as the time intervals between them…

Emergency Information (Doc) – Should your pet have an emergency, here is some information about two local 24 hour, 365 days a year emergency clinics…

Fleas and Ticks (Doc) – What are fleas?  Fleas are small (1/10”-1/5”), biting insects usually associated with cats and dogs, but fleas bite people too…

Heartworm Disease Information (Doc) – What are the signs of heartworm disease? The signs vary according to the number of worms present, stage of life cycle, age, and species of host…

House Training Your Puppy (Doc) – “Accidents” are one of the most common reasons people give up their dogs.  Ironically, house training is very simple with the proper tools and instructions…

Lifetime Dog License Application (PDF) – If your pet is microchipped or tattooed as a means of permanent identification, a lifetime license is an option for you…

Preventing Behavior Problems (Doc) – Tips for preventing behavior problems…

Trusting Pet Healthcare Websites (Doc) – The growing popularity of the Internet has made it easier and faster to find health-related information.  Although much of it is valuable, some of it is false and misleading…

Spay and Neuter Benefits (Doc) – Spaying or neutering your pet eliminates or reduces a wide variety of health problems that can be very difficult and expensive to treat…

Understanding Your Pet’s Bloodwork (PDF) – Blood tests help us determine causes of illness accurately, safely, and quickly and let us monitor the progress of medical treatments…

Summer Care Tips (Doc) – Weather – Provide plenty of fresh drinking water at all times.  Also, keep your pet’s kennel well-ventilated and positioned near a well-shaded area where your pet can avoid midday sun and heat…

Winter Care Tips (Doc) – Weather – keep cats indoors and shorten exercise walks for dogs when the temperature falls.  Safe outdoor temperatures for pets vary by breed and size…