Puppy Care & Vaccines

Congratulations on your new puppy! To help puppies start their lives healthy and keep the rest of your family healthy, it’s important to see a veterinarian as soon as the puppy comes home.

What is the right time to vaccinate or spay/neuter puppies? Our veterinarians recommend this schedule of care and vaccinations for puppies:

At 6 Weeks Old

  • Distemper/Parvo Vaccine
  • Stool check

At 9 Weeks Old

  • Distemper/Parvo Vaccine
  • Lyme #1
  • Stool Check

At 12 Weeks Old

  • Distemper/Parvo Vaccine
  • Lyme #2
  • Leptospirosis #1
  • Flu #1
  • Bordetella
  • Stool Check

At 15 Weeks Old

  • Distemper/Parvo Vaccine
  • Leptospirosis #2
  • Flu #2
  • Rabies
  • Stool Check
  • Start Heartworm Prevention
  • Neuter/Spay Procedure

Additionally, it’s important to work on proper training and behaviors for your puppy. We can offer basic puppy behavior counseling as part of your regular visits, or we can recommend Spartanburg and Greenville-area dog trainers and dog obedience classes.

If you have questions about vet care for new puppies, or would like to schedule a veterinarian appointment for your new puppy, contact us today.

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