French Bulldog on Exam Table

Puppy Care

Congratulations on your new puppy! The staff at Devon Vet is excited to meet your newest friend and family member. Bringing a new puppy into your home is an exciting time, but it can also lead to many questions and concerns. Our team is dedicated to helping you and your puppy every step of the way, ensuring your puppy grows up healthy and strong.

What to bring to your puppy’s first visit:

  • 15 Minutes Early: To help ensure your appointment can start on time, please arrive for your first puppy visit 15 minutes early. During this time you will be asked to complete our new patient form and we will enter your puppy’s records into their chart.
  • Vaccine & Medical Records: Please bring any vaccine or medical records provided by the breeder/shelter. This allows us to evaluate your puppy’s vaccine status and informs us of any prior care.
  • Fresh stool sample: It is not uncommon for young puppies to have intestinal parasites. Please bring a fresh stool sample for your puppy’s routine intestinal parasite screening.
  • Leash or carrier: For your puppy’s safety please have them on a leash or in a carrier.

What does your puppy’s first visit include?

  • Comprehensive physical exam: Our doctors will examine your puppy from head to toe. They will listen to your puppy’s heart & lungs, check their ears, eyes, abdomen, joints, coat, skin and tooth development.
  • Vaccinations: Our doctors will work with you to create an appropriate vaccine schedule to meet the needs of your puppy’s anticipated lifestyle.
  • Flea/Tick & Heartworm Prevention: It is important to protect your puppy from dangerous parasites. At your puppy’s visit we will review prevention methods and send you home with your puppy’s first Heartworm, flea & tick preventatives.
  • Nutrition/Supplement Guidance: With so many food, supplement and treat options available it’s important to know which ones will help to promote your puppy’s health and wellness. Our doctors will offer guidance to ensure your puppy receives the quality nutrition they need.
  • Questions: Bringing home a new puppy is exciting, but it’s also a big adjustment for the family. Our doctors will offer recommendations for behavior and housetraining, and will answer all of your questions.