Congratulations on Your New Puppy! Your puppy should receive a series of 3 to 4 DAP vaccines, given three to four weeks apart, starting at approximately eight weeks of age. A rabies vaccine will be given between 12 to 14 weeks of age. At that time a rabies certificate will be given to you so you can license your puppy with PACC (Pima Animal Care Center). To ensure the health and proper development of your new puppy, a comprehensive physical exam will be included with each visit. This is the perfect time to discuss any questions you may have about training, nutrition or behavioral issues.

Puppies may have intestinal parasites or worms from their mothers or the environment which can be transmissible to children and adults. We will begin a two-part de-worming series during the initial exam. It is recommended that you bring a stool sample on the third visit for a fecal analysis to confirm your pet is free from any parasites.

During the first four months of your young puppy’s life they are most susceptible to transmissible viruses, such as Parvo; therefore it is very important during this time to limit exposure to unvaccinated dogs. We advise avoiding such places as dog parks and pet stores during this time and to adhere to the recommended schedule for booster vaccines.