New puppy vet and vaccinations at Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital, Fairbanks, AK
Veterinarian for puppies Fairbanks AK
Congratulations on your new puppy! We can’t wait to meet the newest addition to your family.
You have taken the first step to having a wonderful companion and friend. It is important to do everything you can to make sure he or she grows up strong, healthy and happy. Health care is essential through your dog’s entire life.
It is important to your puppy's long term health that we examine your puppy as soon as possible to ensure he or she is healthy. We will make sure your puppy is receiving the proper protection he or she needs through vaccinations, parasite protection and nutrition, ensuring a healthy start in life.
We will answer all your questions on caring for your puppy long-term. Before you decide on a puppy food, talk to us. There are so many choices available and we want you to be able to choose the right food for your puppy.
If you are planning to travel outside Alaska with your puppy, please talk to us about the addiitonal medical requirements your puppy needs to stay healthy.
Your Puppy’s first visit will include:
- Complete physical exam
- Internal parasite screening
- Internal parasite deworming
- Development of a vaccination program based on your puppy’s lifestyle
- Recommendations for controlling and preventing external parasites such as flea and ticks
- Behavior and housetraining recommendations
- Nutritional counseling
For your first puppy visit with us, we request that you bring the following
- Your puppy on a leash
- All paperwork pertaining to the previous care of your puppy including all previous immunizations, deworming, medications and any veterinary medical records
- A fresh stool sample (less than four hours old and not frozen)
- Any questions you may have regarding your puppy’s health
The following are signs that your puppy needs immediate care:
- Any respiratory problems: coughing or trouble breathing
- Any signs of pain: panting, labored breathing, increased body temperature, lethargy, restlessness or loss of appetite
- Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Any wound or laceration that's open and bleeding, or any animal bite
- Allergic reactions, such as swelling around the face, or hives, most easily seen on the belly
- Any eye injury, no matter how mild
- Any suspected poisoning, including ingestion of antifreeze, rodent or snail bait, or human medication
- Seizure, fainting, or collapse
- Thermal Stress, either too cold or too hot, even if the dog seems to have recovered
- Trauma, such as being hit by a car, even if the dog seems fine
Please call us immediately if your Puppy is exhibiting any of these symptoms.