Puppy Health Information
The puppies will be vaccinated between 7-8 weeks of age with Distemper, Adenovirus2, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza (5-way vaccine). In order to keep your puppy safe especial from the awful yet preventable Parvo we recommend that you do not allow your puppy to socialize with other unknown dogs or letting your puppy in common areas with grass and dirt until their vaccination series is completed which is usually around 16-20 weeks old.
Intestinal Worm and Heartworm Treatment
We worm the puppies at 2 and 4 weeks of age with Pyrantel Pamoate (5mL/10lbs), and at 6 weeks with Safeguard (10% fenbendazole) liquid (for 3 consecutive days- 1mL/5lbs) and Pyrantel Pamoate at 8 weeks. Once the puppy reaches 12 weeks we suggest starting them on Interceptor Plus or Simparica Trio (will prevent ticks and fleas too) both are a monthly, broad spectrum parasiticide used to prevent heartworm disease, as well as treat and control common intestinal parasites including roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms. If you choose to use this treatment you will treat both internal parasites and heart worms at the same time (easy but can become expensive).
Flea & Tick Treatment
We treat our dogs with Simparica Trio so no other flea or tick treatment is needed. We use Bravecto on our pregnant dogs, which covers flea and ticks for 3 months.
This information is provided here for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice from a veterinarian.