Zoonotic Diseases

A zoonotic disease is any infection that can be transmitted between humans and animals, either from direct contact, indirect contact, or shared environmental exposure. More Information Zoonotic Diseases: Dogs

Puppy FAQ

How do I prepare my dog for the arrival of a new baby? A new arrival in the home is often very exciting and a very busy time for everyone. Many dogs can find this change confusing and become stressed or anxious (it is important to recognize these signs and not assume they are jealous). […]

Puppy Vaccinations

VACCINATIONS CAN SAVE A DOG’S LIFE The timing of vaccinations is important, especially for puppies.  Your puppy should be vaccinated at 8, 12, 16 and 20 weeks. Dogs should have their core vaccines boosted at 16 months.  The type and frequency of vaccinations after that is best decided by the veterinarian at the annual preventative examinations. Vaccinations […]


It can be fun to travel with our pets.  Our travel checklist is a great way to check that you have remembered appropriate supplies and paperwork.  If travelling to a different country, be sure to check their rules and pet specific requirements that may be required at the boarder. Travel to rabies-free countries can take […]

Pain Control in Puppies

Puppies experience pain in much the same way as people, but they can not tolerate many of the medications we commonly use on ourselves.  Just a single dose of Tylenol or Advil could be fatal to your pet.  Human medications ingestion is consistently in the top 5 pet poisonings causing hospitalization.  Because their bodies do […]

Microchipping Your Puppy

Microchipping your puppy is the best form of identification as it is permanent and tamper proof. A microchip is a tiny transponder, about the size of a grain of rice that is encoded with a unique identification number. It is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck using a needle, […]

Pet Insurance

Medical care for an illness and unexpected emergencies can be costly. There are many options available to help owners insure affordable care for their puppy. We recommend that you review the different options and different pet insurance companies to know what is available. If you are interested in pet insurance, it is best to make […]

Parasite Control for Puppies

Puppies can carry intestinal parasites that have a potential to affect themselves and also people. The classic intestinal parasites includes roundworm (most common), hookworms, tapeworms and whip worms. It is important to remember to regularly give deworming to puppies as recommended by your veterinarian. We include deworming for all of our puppy plan pups to […]

Nutrition & Weight Management

Puppies grow up quick and often have abundant energy!  It is important to feed puppies an appropriate diet that will meet all their growth and energy demands. Puppies have different nutritional needs than adults as they require a higher need for energy, protein, fat, and minerals. Further it is important to monitor the overall body […]

Grooming How-To’s

It is a great idea to get puppies familiar to grooming procedures such as nail trims, brushing and ear cleaning. It is important to make this a positive and rewarding experience to minimize any fear or anxiety with these activities. How-to-tips Bathing Your Dog Nail Trims: Free for all Plan members at each examination visit, as well […]