Healthy Dog Happy Home

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List #2 Healthy Puppy Checklist

Veterinarian– There are many options when it come to choosing a veterinarian.  Many people prefer a regular veterinarian, some may choose a holistic vet and others may choose to  go to their local Humane Society.  Choose whatever you are comfortable with.  These appointments can be made over the phone, or with a “get to know you visit.”

Shots: Most puppies will come with their first round of shots which they should receive around 6-8 weeks.  Below there is an attached list of vaccinations your puppy should receive.

8 weeks: Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza– Parvovirus

12 weeks: Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza– Parvovirus

15–16 weeks: An antibody titer is recommended to confirm immunity since a small proportion of puppies may still not be covered.

Spay/Neuter Most recommend to wait until your puppy is 6 months old to have this procedure done.  Waiting until 12 months has been seen to help with full development and growth.  This is a decision that should be made together with the advice of a Veterinarian

Microchip: A microchip is a small glass cylinder, about the size of a grain of rice, that is injected under the skin of you puppy.  It is a small electronic device that transmits your dogs identification information.  The average cost is $45 and is well worth the price as it a safety measure should your dog ever go missing.

Dog Trainer: It is highly recommended that you understand how to be a successful dog owner.  There are many training tips online and in book.  Puppy school is offered at local pet stores and local Humane Societies.  This is most helpful with the dog is still young and you are both learning how to live together.  Having a relationship with your dog built on positivity and trust will grow when you learn how to communicate with each other and when the puppy learns the expectations.

Exercise: Weimaraner’s are known for their energy.  It is important to get on a schedule as a puppy for daily exercise.  On leash time and off leash time.  It is important to stimulate physical energy and mental energy to avoid boredom, which leads to poor behavior. Here are a few of our favorite toys that help release energy  Nylabone , KONG Classic Dog Toy, Chuckit, and this Tug-n-Toss,

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