Derry Road Animal Hospital

7025 Danton Promenade
Mississauga, ON L5N 5E5

(905)824-5555

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PUPPY PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION:    Derry Road Animal Hospital's puppy program helps get your new family member started out on the right foot.  There is more to take care of than just vaccines.  Our Doctors will help you determine  your individual puppy's risk so that the appropriate combination of core and non-core vaccines are given and that they are given on time.   A  physical examination, in your presence, is conducted prior to administering vaccines.  Puppies are almost always infected with intestinal parasites while nursing their mothers and a strategic deworming program needs to be followed to clear this infection.  You should bring your puppy for his or her first examination within 24 hours of obtaining them.  We want to be certain that your new friend is free from such things as fleas and ear mites and that they have not been born with potential problems such as hernias and heart murmurs.    The information on this page is designed to give you an idea of what to expect at your first few visits, the essential issues have been listed. 

 

FOR PUPPIES STARTING AT < 12 WEEKS OF AGE:

 PROCEDURE 1st Visit 2 wks after 1st visit
(AT HOME)
2nd Visit
4 wks after 1st visit
3rd Visit
4 wks after 2nd visit

5-7 mos old
Full Physical Examination  YES  NO  YES YES NO 
Strategic Deworming YES  YES  YES   NO  NO
Polyvalent Vaccine:  DHP + P (Distemper, Hepatitis & Parainfluenza  + Parvovirus) YES  NO YES  YES  NO 
Rabies Vaccination NO NO NO YES NO
Stool Sample for Laboratory Evaluation  YES  NO  NO  NO  YES
Neuter (for males) Ovariohysterectomy (spay) for females NO NO NO NO YES



FOR PUPPIES OLDER THAN 12 WEEKS AT 1ST VISIT:

 PROCEDURE 1st Visit 2 wks after 1st visit
(AT  HOME)
2nd Visit
4 wks after 1st visit

5-7 mos old
Full Physical Examination  YES  NO  YES NO 
Strategic Deworming  YES  YES  YES  NO
Polyvalent Vaccine:  DHP + P (Distemper, Hepatitis & Parainfluenza  + Parvovirus)  YES  NO  YES  NO
Rabies Vaccine  NO  NO YES   NO
Stool Sample for Laboratory Evaluation  YES  NO  NO  YES
Neuter for males Ovariohysterectomy (spay) for females NO NO NO YES

 

Common problems identified on Physical Examinations

Ear mites
Fleas
Umbilical Hernia
Retained Testicle (Cryptorchid)
Hind Dewclaws
Heart Murmur
Arrhythmia

 

Other Topics Covered During Puppy Program Visits 

Nutritional Counselling 
 Dental Homecare
Heartworm Prevention and Testing 
 Basic Behavioural Counselling
 Housetraining
Basic Grooming
Wellness Testing