What to Expect From Your Puppy's First Exam

Getting a new puppy is really exciting, but you want to make sure you're giving them the best care right from the beginning. If you're in the Ames area and looking for an animal hospital for your puppy's first exam, Doggie Dude Ranch is the place to go. We can help you understand what to expect when you bring your puppy in for the first time, so you can be prepared and get the most from your visit. Then you can care for your new family member with confidence.

A Wellness Exam is the First Step

Your puppy's first exam will be a wellness exam and will help establish a baseline for growth and development. Weighing and measuring your puppy are common experiences, and you'll probably be asked about food and behaviors, among other things. The goal is to get a gauge of where your puppy currently is, so you and your vet can be aware of any big changes as they get older.

Your Puppy Will Need Vaccinations

Vaccinations for rabies and other health risks are also a big part of life for puppies. Whether your puppy will get vaccinations at its first visit to the veterinarian depends on how old they are and other factors. If it's not time for their vaccinations yet, you can get a schedule from the vet of when they should have them. Then you'll know when to bring them back in and make sure they're being properly protected.

Work with Our Animal Hospital

Are you looking for a veterinarian near you? If you're in the Ames area and have a new puppy, working with a veterinarian at Doggie Dude Ranch is the right choice to give them a good start in life. Get in touch with us today, and let us help you get your new puppy the exams and vaccinations it needs to be happy and healthy for the future.

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