Caring For Your New Puppy


The Importance of Caring for Your New Puppy

Getting a new puppy is exciting and fun, but it also means that you are embarking on a big responsibility since puppies need a lot of care and attention. One of the first things you will want to do as a new pet owner is to find the right veterinarian for you and your puppy.  If you live in or around the Scarsdale area, Central Animal Hospital is a great place to find the proper puppy care for you and your animal. Puppies grow fast and need to see their vet several times throughout their first few years for wellness exams, vaccinations, and possible spay or neuter surgery. Not only do owners need to make sure that puppies see their vet regularly, but they also need to make sure that their puppy is adequately trained and socialized to give their new friend the best life possible.

Why Puppies Need Wellness Exams 

Like human babies, puppies are vulnerable. Wellness exams provide an opportunity for our veterinarians to make sure that your pet is growing correctly for his or her breed. At Central Animal Hospital, we will check your puppy’s vitals and check for common infections, such as ear infections, and take care of parasite prevention and necessary vaccinations. We can identify any health issues concerning your pet early on before becoming serious problems. Our veterinarians will also discuss the importance of spaying or neutering your new puppy and the best way to go about the process. 

Keeping Up with Puppy Vaccinations

To assure that your puppy has a healthy immune system, puppies must get all the vaccinations they need, especially if they attend training classes or are exposed to other pets at dog parks or boarding facilities. Puppyhood is when dogs get started on essential vaccines such as rabies, parvovirus, distemper, Bordetella, and more. Some vaccines are required by law, and others are recommended by our veterinary team, depending on your dog’s lifestyle.

Contact Us Today for Puppy Care in Scarsdale

We know that visiting the vet can be a stressful experience for both you and your puppy. That is why we want to make it as pleasant as possible. We know how important your pets are to you, and their comfort and health are our highest priority. Our veterinary team at Central Animal Hospital takes pride in the care we provide. We want your puppy to start on the right foot, so contact us today to see how we can help.