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New Clients Welcome!

Puppy Care

Have you recently gotten a new puppy, or are you thinking of getting one soon? If so, congratulations! Adding a cute new member to the family is always an exciting experience. At Dublin Veterinary Hospital, we want to help make sure your puppy embarks down the path to a long, healthy life!



We recommend waiting until your puppy has been vaccinated to let them meet new canine friends; this means no trips to the dog park, to the kennel, or to your friend's house who wants you to have a playdate with their pets. This could put them in danger of contracting a serious or even fatal illness that their immune system is not prepared for.

To bring their immune system up to speed, we recommend the following core vaccinations to be administered in a series of three visits to the clinic, each 2-3 weeks apart:

  • Distemper Hepatitis
  • Parainfluenza
  • Parvovirus
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella

While your new puppy is in the clinic for their vaccinations, we will also run a few routine tests such as a fecal exam and a heartworm exam, to make sure they are parasite-free and growing up healthy and strong. Please do your best to bring a fresh fecal sample to your visit!