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1. Vaccinate your puppy with the distemper/parvo vaccine every three weeks from 6-8 weeks of age until 16 weeks of age. Rabies can be given after 12 weeks of age. Lyme’s vaccine and leptospirosis vaccine can start after 12 weeks of age if there is exposure.
2. Heartworm prevention every month after 8-9 weeks of age.
3. Flea prevention every month from when warms up until freezes and stays cold.
4. Training to be a good pet
a. Play with every part of their body – get them use to handling.
b. Play with feet so you can trim the nails when older.
c. Play with the ears so you can clean the ears if they get infected.
d. Put them on their back and play with them so they know you are in charge and they are part of your pack, that you are not part of theirs.
e. Brush their hair while young so they can get used to basic grooming.
f. Brush their teeth while young; get them use to the brush and toothpaste. This will prolong the life of the teeth and reduce the dental cleanings needed as they age.
g. Puppy Proof your home. Provide lots of chew toys and if you catch your pup chewing something they shouldn’t; give a stern verbal ‘NO’ and take it from them and give them something they are allowed to chew
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I have been bringing all of my dogs to Glen Park Animal Hospital for the past 20 years and have found their service to be excellent! I am a nurse and have found that the care, competency and compassion that the entire staff gives to the animals is as good as (and in some instances even better than) the "human doctors/hospitals"!! Dr. Larson explains everything and does good follow-up with my "fur-babies". You can tell that the entire staff loves their job!
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