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Preventive Care

How Many VaccinesMay 4, 2012, 7:06 am

My lab puppy has had 2 vaccines How many more should she get...

Lab WorkMay 17, 2012, 3:56 pm

I just took my Lhasa to my veterinarian to be spayed and her presurgical bloodwork indicated that he...

NeuteringJuly 11, 2012, 5:03 pm

At what age can I get my morkie neutered?...

SpayingJuly 21, 2012, 5:47 am

I've always had male dogs, and we are adopting our first female dog. It is a Havanese. I am wonder...

Is A Little Drop Of Honey Bad For A 8 Week Old ShorkieDecember 10, 2012, 6:15 am

Hi , We have an 8 week old puppy Shorkie and she is dry coughing with what sounds like a hack at th...

VACCINATION REACTIONFebruary 2, 2013, 8:21 pm

My puppy got her vaccination today and she has been very slow and sleepy all day. Normally she is q...

VaccinationFebruary 10, 2013, 9:51 am

My puppy is 12 1/2 weeks. She has had 4 vaccines. 12/14 Neo - Par 12/28 Galaxy Five Way 1/11 ...

Doctor VisitsMay 9, 2013, 1:22 pm

When should I take my dog to the vet when he has arrived?...

VaccinationsMay 9, 2013, 1:49 pm

When should I get my puppy vaccinated?...

Are Flea and Tick Treatments Okay for my Puppy?August 15, 2013, 6:12 pm

My puppy is 13 weeks old and she weighs 4.5 pounds. Is it okay to treat her for ticks and fleas. W...

Puppy OK to go Outside?August 27, 2013, 8:54 pm

I've been told that my puppy should not be allowed outside before he's had all his shots. I guess if...

When to Have Neutered?September 4, 2013, 7:55 pm

We have a 4 month old male maltese puppy, it has been suggested that it is not to early to have him ...

Cold Weather GearSeptember 6, 2013, 5:52 am

Will my Cavalier need a sweater and/or boots in the cold weather to go out to do her business? She ...

Pet InsuranceNovember 29, 2013, 7:23 pm

What is the best pet insurance?...

Vaccination ScheduleDecember 22, 2013, 8:26 am

I do not have her shot records, and I will schedule her first vet appointment after the first week o...

Can my Puppy go out in Public?January 4, 2014, 9:59 am

Our puppy is 5 months old and has just received his last booster vaccination, how long before he can...

Are tick collars harmful?January 7, 2014, 12:05 pm

I bought a flea tick collar for my puppy and put on her, but when I saw her she has the collar in he...

FrontlineJanuary 9, 2014, 7:43 pm

I need to buy frontline medication to treat my puppy, she is a morkie and she is 12 wks old, what do...

Veterinary CostsJanuary 23, 2014, 10:42 pm

Normally how much will the initial visit and the second visit to the vet cost? I heard some horrib...

Baths and CollarsJanuary 28, 2014, 7:47 am

I just purchased a 10 week old pup 1 week ago so I have tons of questions! when is it a good time to...

Rabies VaccinationFebruary 24, 2014, 7:35 am

Doctor Pup: let me review your history and I will be back Josefa: My puppy is 3 months old, when sh...

Cleaning TeethMarch 4, 2014, 4:24 pm

I have a teacup Maltese who is approximately 9 months old. Do you have any suggestions on how to "e...

When to neuterMarch 18, 2014, 1:11 pm

When is the most appropriate age for neutering a puppy?...

First Vet VisitApril 23, 2014, 9:46 am

When should my puppy have its first vet check?...

Safe to Visit Dog ParksApril 23, 2014, 5:40 pm

How long after a puppy gets their rabies shots can they go to dog parks ?...

Is Lyme Disease Vaccination Necessary?May 19, 2014, 10:59 am

We are in wisconsin in the summer, do we need to get our Havanese a lyme vaccination? I have read th...

Flu Vaccine?May 23, 2014, 5:53 am

5 mo old havanese.Live in SW Florida.Are flu Vaccines nessasary?...

Which Vaccines?May 26, 2014, 8:12 pm

Dr . PUP..ChouxChoux has been with me right at 3 weeks.. I feel she is adjusted well since her sick ...

Compatibility of Flea ProductsMay 31, 2014, 8:05 am

Baxter is a 14 week old under 4 pound teddy bear pup and I am using Sentinel flavor tab for puppies ...

Topical Flea Product UseJune 19, 2014, 12:05 pm

Should I put the whole vial on the puppy? it says for dogs under 22 lbs....

Ideal temperatureJune 29, 2014, 5:27 pm

I live in Phoenix, and my pup will be an inside dog for the most part. Can a dog overheat? What sh...

Ok to Give MedicineJuly 11, 2014, 12:43 pm

When i purchased my Yorkshire Terrier from the breeder on June 11th and was given several oral medic...

Preventive MedicationJuly 17, 2014, 8:53 am

My puppy is an 11-week old Malshi. It is time for him to start his de-worming medication, which came...

Shots and WormsNovember 12, 2014, 7:11 am

If she has had most of her shots could she have worms?...

Pet InsuranceNovember 18, 2014, 9:39 am

Hi Again...oops, I forgot to ask what pet insurance you would recommend. Thank you again! Cheer...

Constipated After Vaccination?November 30, 2014, 4:33 am

I recently purchased my puppy from Affordable Pups in OH. Yesterday, I took my puppy to the vet and...

Okay to Go for a WalkMarch 19, 2015, 7:42 am

I have a 8 weeks old morkie puppy who was given some of his shots by the people we adopted him from....

When to Start Toothbrushing?March 31, 2015, 3:48 pm

How young is too young to start brushing my little yorkies teeth ? I have used gauze and chicken fla...

Parasite Control ChoicesApril 15, 2015, 2:51 pm

My 2 lb. 12 week old yorkie will be going to the vet next week. Would you suggest getting her treate...

When to Start Parasite Control?April 13, 2015, 5:24 am

My yorkie will be 12 weeks old this Sat. and weighs approx. 1lb. 8 oz. Is she old enough and large e...

Generic FrontlineApril 20, 2015, 11:22 am

What is your opinion of Pet Armour flea treatment ? Would it be safe for my 2lb. yorkie ? The advert...

Timing of SpayApril 20, 2015, 3:25 pm

I understand that having my yorkie spayed before puberty is suggested, generally between 5-9 months,...

Soresto CollarApril 21, 2015, 1:17 pm

What is your opinion of the effectiveness and use of the Seresto Flea & Tick collar. Would you consi...

SpayingApril 29, 2015, 6:22 am

What would be a good time to get my Cava Poo Sprayed? She is about 9 weeks now?...

Best Time to SpayMay 18, 2015, 2:35 pm

I understand that the best time to spay my yorkie is between 5-6 months of age. It has been suggeste...

Is pet health insurance a good idea?June 12, 2015, 2:59 pm

What are your thoughts about buying pet health insurance , if its a positive one , do you have a fav...

Home care after neuterJuly 13, 2015, 7:13 am

Princeton Robert is 5 months ole and he is being neuter today what can u expect when I pick him up a...

Presurgical Blood Screen ValuesAugust 1, 2015, 4:47 am

I just had my Pomeranian neutered. The ran the initial blood work. It came back with his ALT at 85...

When to Start Heartworm PreventiveAugust 5, 2015, 10:18 am

I have a 14 week old yorkie male under 2lbs. How soon can I start giving him heartworm meds and whic...

Too small for heart worm preventionAugust 5, 2015, 11:59 am

What if my vet wont prescribe heartguard and nexguard because he says my pup is too small? 14weeks 1...

First Vet VisitSeptember 30, 2015, 5:31 am

We are taking our 8 week old Havanese for the first time to the vet. They recommended bringing in ...

Reaction to Vaccines, Medications?October 5, 2015, 6:18 pm

I took my puppies to the veterans office today because she has a stuffy nose so he gave her a antibi...

First Vet VisitJanuary 12, 2016, 7:39 pm

My dog had her first vet visit today and she was healthy besides having blood in her stool. She got ...

rabies vaccinationFebruary 1, 2016, 10:33 am

At what age should my 10 week cavachon get her rabies shot?...

Warming PadFebruary 9, 2016, 11:44 pm

I can't find the gel warming heating pad anywhere in the pet stores. I need to use this because the ...

Fkea PreventionJuly 15, 2016, 6:35 pm

Can I give my 12 wk. old puppy Comfortis for flea prevention? Or, if not, what should I use?...

Disadvsntage to Spaying?July 20, 2016, 3:25 pm

We are considering having our cavachon spayed at five months of age. Can you tell me if there are ...

Old enough for safe leash walkingJuly 21, 2016, 12:29 pm

Can I take my 14 wk. old puppy on a leash walk if she is current on her vaccinations, but hasn't had...

Rabies VaccinationJuly 26, 2016, 3:44 pm

My puppy was born on 4/15/16. My breeder told me to have her vaccinated against rabies any time from...

NeuteringJuly 27, 2016, 8:38 am

Is it better for the puppies to get them fixed(boys)?...

misdosed medicineAugust 1, 2016, 2:32 pm

I was supposed to give my 13 wk. old puppy white deworming medication 0.4 ml twice a day for five da...

Sore After VaccinesAugust 23, 2016, 2:29 pm

My puppy just received his rabies shot today. He is very sore and has been crying periodically when...

Parasite Prevention ProgramsOctober 4, 2016, 4:47 pm

Our vet said that on our puppy's next check up that they will be doing flea and heartworm prevention...

Mini Travel HarnessApril 16, 2017, 4:57 pm

What is the best car harness for a tiny morkie or should a travel crate on the floor be best? What i...

Camping with New PuppyApril 18, 2017, 6:31 am

We have a 12 week old Cava Poo. We are going camping this weekend and will be taking the puppy. Ho...

Comparing OTC vs Prescripton Parasite ProductsMay 5, 2017, 8:54 pm

I have 2 dogs. Are all the heart worms and the flea and tick meds are equal? I have been using heart...

Vaccine reactionJuly 14, 2017, 4:22 pm

My 14 wk, 3 lb Morkie had a DA2PP and Lepto 4 way (combined in one) this afternoon. She didn't even ...