Puppy Care at Animal Oasis of the Rockies
If you have just adopted a puppy, you can look forward to many fun years with your new friend. First, however, you need to make sure that you are giving your puppy the veterinary care that he or she needs to grow up healthy and happy. Here at Animal Oasis of the Rockies located in Broomfield, we can provide a full range of puppy care, from wellness exams and vaccinations to spaying and neutering.
Puppies' Special Health and Wellness Needs
Puppies face some special challenges compared to adult dogs. For one thing, their immune systems have not yet learned how to fight certain dangerous (yet also common) disease germs. Any immunity they have "borrowed" from their mother's milk will fade once they start eating solid food. Puppies can even be born with worms or other internal parasites inherited from their mother, or they may ingest such worms and develop serious digestive problems. External parasites such as fleas and ticks can prove especially harmful to baby animals such as puppies.
Feeding a puppy properly can prove a trickier proposition than you might think. Your puppy requires lots of calories and protein during this crucial stage of his or her growth and development. However, you must also feed him the correct nutritional balance and portion size to help them gain strength -- without becoming obese in the process.
Certain preventative procedures that can help protect your dog for life should be administered as early in life as possible. In addition to vaccinations and pest/parasite preventatives, your puppy should be spayed or neutered before reaching sexual maturity. These procedures prevent pregnancy, but they can also minimize the risks of many serious diseases. Microchipping, which can help you track down your pet if he or she goes missing, is another step best performed early in life.
Puppy Care Services From Our Skilled Veterinarian
At Animal Oasis of the Rockies, our skilled veterinarian, Dr. Stacey Huber, can provide every kind of puppy care your new best friend may need. We routinely administer thorough physical examinations and any necessary deworming to help ensure that your puppy gets the healthiest possible start in life. (We can then start your puppy on a regular course of preventive medications.) We can also give your puppy a series of vaccinations to build resistance against rabies, distemper, parvo, and other deadly infections.
Puppy Care & More at Animal Oasis of the Rockies
If you are new to the area or a new pet owner that has welcomed a puppy into your family, call us today at (303) 900-7765 to schedule a wellness checkup with Dr. Stacey Huber. At Animal Oasis of the Rockies in Broomfield, we will provide the quality veterinary care that your furry friend needs to stay happy and healthy for years to come.