Puppy Care

There is nothing cuter than a wiggly little puppy with an attention span of about 10 seconds!  They wiggle their way into your hearts in just about that long and do the very same with our staff.  Robinson Animal Hospital has  a very special fondness for these little ones and our goal is to get you off the just the right start.

Our puppy wellness program is designed to help get your puppy started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your puppy’s development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy dog, including information and advice on nutrition, training, behavior, and socialization.

Schedule your puppy for his or her first exam as soon as possible. Until your puppy has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will make sure your new dog is protected against rabies, distemper, and parvovirus, among other diseases. Your puppy will also need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are extremely common in young dogs.


Puppy Wellness Schedule


6-8 Weeks – Distemper/Parvo
12 weeks – Distemper/Parvo
16 weeks – Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella, Rabies

Intestinal Parasites

Your puppy is checked and treated for intestinal parasites at the first two visits. The third visit procedure will vary depending on the situation.

Spaying or Neutering

Your puppy is ready for spaying/neutering at 6 months of age.

Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm prevention starts at the first visit and continues year round.

Flea Control

Your veterinarian will advise you when to begin using flea control products.


A growing puppy needs a high quality puppy food to be healthy. Feeding schedules are not the same for every breed of puppy. We will help you choose the food and feeding schedule with meets your puppy’s needs for optimum growth and development.

Dental Health

Now is the time to start with good dental care for your puppy. Choosing the right food and chew toys and developing regular brushing and cleaning habits is important in maintaining good health throughout your puppy’s life.