After you pick up your puppy at our house or at the airport, the first thing you need to do is to schedule your miniature husky puppy’s first visit to the vet. Your pup’s first visit to the veterinarian is to ensure that your puppy is adjusting well in his or her new environment and to educate you about your new puppy’s care.
Your vet will ask you about your puppy’s first shots and deworming history. All our puppies leave with a dose of Drontal to ensure that there are no parasites present. Your puppy will also get his or her first shots here with us. We’ll give you proof of these shots to give your vet when you go to the initial consult.
While your puppy’s doctor is answering any questions you might have, he or she will probably perform the following:
- Obtain your puppy’s weight
- Check your puppy’s temperature (100-102.5 degrees Fahrenheit is normal)
- Check your puppy’s breathing and pulse
- Use a stethoscope to check for heart and lung problems
- Feel or palpate other internal organs
- Check a stool sample for parasites or infections
- Open your puppy’s mouth to check teeth and gums
- Look over puppy’s eye, nose, and skin for any issues
New puppy vet visits are one of the highlights of a vet’s job. Your vet will want to make this visit as comfortable as possible for your puppy so your puppy will be at ease during future trips to the vet.
Do keep in mind that the vet’s office is filled with all sorts of pets and animals. You do not want to set your new puppy on the floor at the vet or allow him or her to play with other animals during their time there. It’s also important to discourage other people from petting your puppy. This may seem mean, but until your puppy is 16 weeks or older, your puppy is not fully vaccinated against diseases such as distemper. (It takes 3 shots to confer full immunity.)