Puppy Care

Congratulations on the newest member of your family, a puppy!

Bringing Your Puppy Home

Bringing a new puppy home is super exciting, but it’s also a big deal that needs some careful thought. First things first, set up a safe and comfortable space for your little furball—make sure there’s a comfy bed, food and water bowls, and fun toys. Stick to a routine for meals, playtime, and potty breaks to help your pup get used to their new surroundings. Getting them out and about to meet different people and see new places is really important too, it builds their confidence and keeps them from getting too anxious. And don’t forget to schedule a vet visit ASAP! They’ll get a full check-up, vaccinations, and all the preventive care they need. Checking in with the vet early on helps catch any health stuff early and sets them up for a healthy life ahead.

Making sure your pup sees the vet regularly is crucial for keeping an eye on their growth, getting their shots updated, and handling any worries that pop up as they grow. Doing these things upfront doesn’t just keep your furry friend physically healthy but also lays down the groundwork for a great life together full of joy and harmony.

Puppy Visits: A Series of Three

First Visit

Typically scheduled between 6 and 8 weeks or immediately upon acquisition.

  • Physical Exam
  • Deworm #1
  • Fecal Screen
  • Core Vaccine: DA2PP #1 (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2 (Hepatitis), Parvo, and Parainfluenza)
  • Discuss any concerns

Second Visit

Typically scheduled 3-4 weeks after the first visit.

  • Physical Exam
  • Deworm #2
  • Core Vaccine: DA2PP #2
  • Non-Core Vaccine: Bordetella #1 & Leptospirosis #1
  • Discuss any concerns

Third Visit

Typically scheduled 3-4 weeks after the second visit.

  • Physical Exam
  • Core Vaccine: Rabies, DA2PP #3
  • Non-Core Vaccine: Bordetella #2 and Leptospirosis #2
  • Discuss any concerns

Puppies are considered protected until they have finished their entire vaccine series.

During your puppy’s appointments, we can tackle behavior worries, track and cheer on their progress since the last visit, and offer guidance on nutrition. Plus, we’re here to suggest products that fit your needs.

Contact Us Today to Schedule A Veterinary Appointment For Your Puppy

Scheduling a puppy care appointment with our veterinary team is as easy as picking up the phone. Our veterinary staff is here to make your trip to the vet easy for you while ensuring it’s also stress-free for your puppy.

Contact Big Creek Animal Hospital to learn more or Make An Appointment for your puppy.

What Our Clients Are Saying

I foster pups and Big Creek Helps our rescue Atlanta Boxer Rescue out so much! Wonderful Staff, pleasant and knowledgeable! I have had great experiences with them every time. Thank you Big Creek. Highly recommend

J. F.

What's Next

  • 1

    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.