Puppy Care



Yes, puppies are cute! But integrating them into your family is critical and requires commitment and adjustment on your part to ensure a good fit. Carroll Veterinary Clinic can help! Our puppy wellness plans provide all the preventive care new puppies need from the time they first come home through 6 months of age. 

Vaccinations are another key component of your puppy’s good health. We give risk-based vaccinations in a series of visits scheduled three weeks apart.

At each puppy visit, we:

  •   Administer a broad spectrum dewormer
  •   Perform a complete physical exam
  •   Trim nails
  •   Provide heartworm prevention
  •   Discuss your concerns
  •   Provide a comprehensive written report on your puppy’s growth and health

Your puppy’s appointments are a great opportunity to address behavioral concerns and evaluate and celebrate the progress your puppy has made between visits. We can also help with nutritional advice and product recommendations to prevent or eliminate external parasites based on your individual needs.

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Puppy Vaccination Schedule that Our Saint Petersburg Veterinarians Recommend at Haines Road Animal Hospital

Puppy vaccines should start ideally at 6 to 8 weeks of age.

1st Puppy Visit – 6 to 8 weeks of age

  • DHPP temp vaccine
  • Fecal exam(ask O to bring in a sample)
  • Deworm (Strongid)
  • Office Exam
  • Puppy kit (heartworm and flea/tick)

*** If fecal is negative on first visit, no more fecals are necessary, just deworming***

2nd Puppy Visit – 9 to 11 weeks of age

  • DHPP temp
  • Fecal Exam (only if first fecal was positive)
  • Deworm(Strongid)
  • Office Exam
  • 2nd dose of heartworm prevention and flea prevention

3rd Puppy Visit – 12 to 14 weeks of age

  • DHLPP temp (lepto begins)
  • Deworm(Strongid)
  • Office Exam
  • Fecal exam (only if second fecal is positive)
  • 3rd dose of heartworm prevention and flea prevention

4th Puppy Visit – 15 to 17 weeks of age

  • DHLPP Annual
  • Rabies 1 year
  • Fecal Exam(only if third fecal is positive)
  • Deworm(Strongid)
  • Office Exam
  • 1 yr supply heartworm prevention and flea prevention

Puppy Care In St. Petersburg, FL

Scheduling a puppy care appointment with our veterinary team is as easy as picking up the phone, or sending us an email. Our veterinary staff is here to help make your trip to the vet easy for you, while making it as painless and fright-free as possible for your puppy.

Contact Us Today To Schedule Your Puppy Care Appointment!