Puppy Wellness

Congratulations on your new puppy! Thank you for choosing Dr. Kumar and Dr. Janicki and their technicians and staff to help protect and care for your new addition to your family.

Guilford Animal Medical Center’s puppy wellness program is designed to help get your puppy started on the right path to a long and healthy life. Getting a puppy is an exciting time and the first few months are a critical period in your puppy’s development.  The doctor’s and technicians at Guilford AMC will give you the support and tools necessary to help your puppy grow into a well-mannered, healthy dog, including information and advice on puppy 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 pet 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.

Most puppies have roundworms, which are intestinal worms that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal signs. Puppies and dogs can have worms without showing any symptoms! These worms are a health hazard for your family members as well.  It is important for puppies to be treated for roundworms, not only to rid them of the infection but also to prevent you and the rest of your family from becoming infected. Roundworms are a zoonotic parasite, which means they can be transmitted from pets to people. By ensuring that your puppy is properly treated, you can keep your entire family safe from these and other parasites.

We look forward to meeting your new puppy! Schedule your appointment today.