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General Care / Puppy Care

Puppy Care

Are you welcoming a new puppy to your family? Puppies are an exciting adventure and to best prepare you for success along the way, we have developed a special puppy wellness schedule, organized by age, to help you stay on track. Our puppy package is both affordable and proven to help protect your pet.

Didn’t see the answer to your question below? Please ask the Los Banos Veterinary Clinic 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 (recommended)
  • Surgical spay for female puppies (recommended)
  • Surgical neuter for male puppies (recommended)