New Puppy Veterinary Care
When you get a new pet, your first stop should be to our Vancouver veterinary clinic. You need to ensure your new little dog is healthy. We offer vaccines, exams, and much more to help keep your new animal happy and ensure he lives a long life. We offer new puppy services at Companion Pet Clinic in Cascade Park.
Shots for Your New Dog
Young puppies still retain some immunity from their mother's antibodies, but this wanes after the dog weens. You will need to keep your pet protected from unvaccinated animals until you can get it to see us for its shots and a checkup.
Vaccinations are a form of preventative care that protect your pet from contracting potentially deadly conditions. We can give some shots to puppies as young as six weeks of age. After that, you will need to bring your pet back to us regularly to keep its vaccinations updated.
Kennel Cough (Bordetella): If your new puppy will be socializing or boarding with other dogs, you need to get it the kennel cough shot. We give this to puppies as young as eight weeks and give boosters every six months thereafter. While not required, this vaccine can protect your pet from upper respiratory conditions that could be fatal in very young or very old animals.
Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, and Parainfluenza (DHPP): We offer the DHPP vaccine to the youngest puppies between six and eight weeks old. You will need to return every three to four weeks for booster shots until your pet is 16 weeks old. This four-in-one vaccine is a requirement for all young dogs.
Rabies: Another core vaccine that is required by the states of Oregon and Washington, the rabies shot prevents your pet from the deadly virus transmitted by the bites of infected animals. We offer this to pets between 12 and 16 weeks old.
Leptospirosis: Pets that frequently travel into wooded areas where they may contact wildlife, urine or water contaminated by leptospirosis need this vaccine. Like rabies, we give this injection to pets between 12 and 16 weeks. Also, like rabies, getting your pet immunized is especially critical because this is a disease your dog can pass on to you.
Canine Influenza: You get a flu shot each year, and so should your pet. We offer it at 12 weeks, a booster at 16 weeks and annual updates thereafter.
Flea and Tick Prevention
Just as you need to protect your pet from diseases, you also will need to protect them from fleas and ticks. Even indoor puppies need these medications because fleas can carry diseases and make you and your pet miserable. Ask our veterinarian about the best flea and tick prevention for your new pet. We carry many of these at our animal hospital.
Beyond Your First Visit
You will need to be ready to care for your new puppy for the rest of its life. If you need help with what to feed it or how to care for it, let us know. We're here to partner with you in caring for your dog.
Bring Your New Pet to See Us
We can't wait to meet you and your new pet at our Vancouver animal hospital. To make an appointment, contact us at Companion Pet Clinic in Cascade Park at (360) 254-8811. We're here for you and your pet.