Puppy Health Check

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Just brought a new puppy home?

Greencross Vets is your partner in pet care and we’re here to support you and your new furry family member. It’s important that your puppy starts off on the right paw.

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What to expect at your puppy’s first health check

Your puppy will have many routine vet visits throughout its life stages. At Greencross Vets we’re committed to establishing a positive relationship with them from the very start.

Your puppy’s visit

● much like a baby’s visit to a GP, your puppy will be weighed and their temperature checked
● the vet will perform a full examination of your puppy from their nose to their tail. Their eyes, ears, gums, teeth, heart, lungs, joints, lymph nodes and coat will be clinically examined for any abnormalities
● their first vet visit often also involves their first vaccination
● of course, your puppy will be rewarded with treats for their good behaviour!

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Your visit

● the vet will have questions for you about your puppy’s history, current diet, flea, tick, and worming, and general behaviour
● the vet may also ask you to bring a small sample of your puppy’s stool to check for worms
● feel free to ask your vet any questions about how to best care for your puppy

Vaccinations

Prevention is the best medicine. Kitten and puppy vaccinations (injections) and adult pet vaccinations prevent disease. Get your pet’s vaccinations up-to-date.

Desexing

Getting your pet desexed (neutered or spayed) is essential to their health. All Greencross Vets facilities are completely sterile and use the latest in surgical equipment.

Puppy School

Greencross Vets Puppy School is an excellent starting point for any owner wanting a well-managed and socialised pet. Courses run for four to six weeks and progress to Primary School.

Microchipping

A microchip can be implanted under your puppy’s skin so that if they ever become lost, the vet or animal shelter can scan the chip to reveal an identity number. This can be traced to your contact details in order to return your beloved pet. This is a compulsory process in Australia (except the Northern Territory). Get in touch with your local Greencross Vets about microchipping your puppy today.

Healthy Pets Plus Membership Benefits

Parasite Prevention

  •  20% discount on parasite prevention
  •  20% discount on heartworm injection

Dental Care

  •  pet dental checks
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Consultations

  •  unlimited consultations

Vaccinations & Microchipping

  •  vaccinations (as recommended by your Greencross Vet)
  •  microchipping (if needed)