A Healthy Pet Is All Important
When you get your puppy, it will have had all necessary dewormings and vaccinations. Your newest family member will also have been examined by our veterinary and (presumably) given a clean bill of health. It is very important however, that you establish a relationship with your vet and get your puppy in for an exam within 48 hours after your puppy arrives at home with you. This is a very important part of the adoption process. If by some chance our vet overlooked a health problem that your vet finds, it is imperative that we are made aware of it as quickly as possible.
In a perfect world, there would never be any health problems with any dogs. Ever. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Dogs, like humans, can and do get sick. However, making sure that your dog remains active and in good physical condition reduces the chances of your dog falling ill. Making sure you pay close attention to your vet's prescribed course of treatment that should include annual exams, a full series of vaccinations including rabies shots, a regular deworming schedule and flea and tick preventatives, among others.
Of course, since the old saying "we become what we eat" rings true for animals just like it does for us humans, putting your new furry friend on a healthy diet is of utmost importance. Not all dogfoods are created equal, so be careful what you choose to feed your puppy. There are many helpful resources online that rate dog foods, so don't be afraid to spend a little extra money and get some good food for your new family member. We don't sell dog foods, or recomend any particular brands. But we will send a small package of dogfood with the puppy when it leaves our home, so you can mix it with what ever you will be feeding it and make a gradual transition.