We love the friendship and joy a new puppy brings! Please bring your puppy in for a check-up as soon as possible to establish a relationship with a veterinarian at Cotswold Animal Hospital, so that your canine companion will be sure to receive everything he or she needs to grow up healthy and strong.
During your initial visit, we will perform a comprehensive preliminary examination to detect if your puppy has any potential health issues. We will also examine your pet for intestinal parasites and perform deworming if necessary. Growing dogs' developing immune systems leave them more vulnerable to illness, so please ask our veterinarians about the schedule of preventative treatment that is best for your new pet's first few months of life. After this period, we recommend bi-annual exams to maintain your dog's good health.
At this time we are also happy to address any questions you have concerning care for your pet, such as diet and nutrition, behavioral issues, potty training, or vaccinations.
We ask that you bring the health information provided to you by the seller or shelter on your first visit with us, which should include a previous history of vaccines and deworming, as well as a fresh stool sample.
Please also be alert to the following symptoms, as they are signs that your puppy needs immediate care: