Puppy Package

An Overview of Suggested Veterinary Care for Your New Puppy

Just as with new babies, a new puppy needs to be protected from viruses and bacteria that can harm their health now and in the years to come. Below we have outlined some of the vaccines that your new pet needs in order to have a long and healthy life.

Canine Distemper

Canine distemper is highly contagious. It is passed rapidly through coughed or sneezed droplets of saliva. Young puppies, between the ages of 3-6 months are most susceptible and are most likely to die from it. Non-immunized adult dogs are also highly susceptible.

Parvo Virus

Parvovirus is a common and severe gastrointestinal disease of dogs, spread by fecal contact. The virus causes lethargy, vomiting, bloody diarrhea and sometimes death. Vaccinating is most important.


Lepto is a disease that infects both animals and humans, and is prevalent in Northwest Ohio. It is transmitted through infected urine from squirrels, raccoons, deer and other assorted wildlife that is abundant in our area. Lepto infection in unprotected pets commonly leads to end stage kidney and/or liver failure and death.


Bordetella is commonly referred to as “kennel cough” or bronchitis. Do you and your dog ever go on walks, cross paths with another dog, require boarding or go to the groomer? If you answered yes to any of these, then your new puppy has probably been exposed to bordetella and vaccination is recommended.


Rabies is a virus common in wild animals. All dogs should be vaccinated for this virus.

Future Preventative Care for Your Dog

  • DHPP/DHLPP – The first adult vaccination is good for 1 year, each one after is good for 3 years.
  • Rabies – The first adult vaccination is good for 1 year, then it is given every 3 years.
  • Lepto – yearly vaccine
  • Bordetella – yearly, 1 week prior to boarding or grooming
  • Heartworm Test – every year and prevention all year long
  • Flea control is a must! Numerous products available
  • Spay or Neutering – at 6 months of age is highly recommended
  • Fecal – stool check for intestinal parasites every six months recommended
  • Microchipping – permanent identification for your dog
  • Lymes – yearly for tick infested environments

Puppy Package

We are committed to providing you and your pet with the best health care possible.  We offer wellness packages with convenient once yearly payments.

8 Weeks of Age

  • Examination
  • 1st DA2PP vaccination
  • Fecal (stool check) and deworming
  • Heartworm prevention (Heartguard)
  • We recommend giving heartworm preventative all year round.
  • Flea prevention (Frontline Plus)

12 Weeks of Age

  • Examination
  • Next DA2PP4L/DA2PP vaccination
  • Heartworm prevention (Heartguard)
  • Flea prevention (Frontline Plus)
  • Fecal (stool check) and deworming

16 Weeks of Age

  • Examination
  • Last DA2PP4L/DA2PP vaccination. Good for 1 year.
  • Heartworm prevention (Heartguard)
  • Flea prevention (Frontline Plus)
  • Fecal (stool check) and deworming
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Up to four nail trims
  • Microchip placement

Keep your pet up-to-date and healthy with a wellness plan, which features a once yearly payment, and include everything listed above.  Our packages average about a 30% savings, compared to actual cost.   Plus a 10% savings on the first full year of additional veterinary services including spay/neuter surgery, prescriptions and over-the-counter products. Please call our office for package prices.