|Posted on March 4, 2015 at 6:25 PM|
In order to keep our furry friends happy and healthy, it is extremely important to keep them on routine check-ups with your veterinarian and up to date on their essential vaccinations. This is especially important if they are visiting places with a high population of other animals such as dog parks, daycare/boarding facilities, and the groomers. Your veterinarian can answer any questions you may have regarding healthcare and medical treatment of your pooch.
Vaccinations play a key role in maintaining a happy and healthy furry friend so make sure to keep all vaccinations up to date. Your dog will be on a regular schedule of vaccines including Rabies, DHLP-Parvo, Bordetella and Corona. Puppy’s get their first vaccines between five to six weeks of age and continue for several weeks up to sixteen weeks. Keep the records on hand in case you need to provide vaccination expiration dates for daycare, boarding, or grooming and if you ever misplace them you can always call your vet to request another copy. You can even have your vet fax or email your vaccinations directly to Bark! Bark! so we can always make sure to keep your file up to date for quick and easy drop off.
It is also important to be aware of any symptoms that may signify that your pooch is not feeling well. Common signs that your pooch might be under the weather include coughing, hacking, excessive sneezing, runny nose, excessive panting and/or drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, urinating more or less frequently, changes in appetite and/or energy level, stiffness, lameness, and difficulty standing up. If at any point you have concerns regarding your furry friend’s health it is vital to isolate them from all other pets and contact your veterinarian immediately.
Your pooch's will rely on you to maintain their good health, in return they will give you many years of love and companionship.