First trip to the vet - Puppies

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It is never too early to visit the vet and we recommend that your puppy be given a health check as soon as possible. You want to make sure your new puppy is happy and healthy, and you will need to get your puppy started on a health care program.

Your puppy is going to require regular visits to the veterinarian so you want to establish good habits from the start. Consider making your puppy's first appointment when the clinic not too busy to help ease the anxiety your puppy may feel in a different environment.

Your veterinarian will discuss vaccinations and health care with you and will help get your puppy started on the right parasite prevention products. Your puppy will be weighed and given a health check to examine his coat, ears, eyes, heart, lungs, teeth and gums.

Try to keep your puppy calm while you are at the veterinarian by praising him or offering an edible reward. You want your puppy to remember the veterinary clinic as a pleasant place to be.

Take with you any health records or documentation you have for your puppy. This will give your vet an idea of your puppy's previous care will help establish an appropriate health care plan.

You want to make sure that your puppy is happy and healthy and this means regular visits to the veterinarian. If you take the time to make your puppy's first visit to the vet a calm one, you'll be on the right track to making sure future trips are as stress-free as possible.