First check up After buying your puppy or adopting him, it’s recommended a first trip to the vet for a first check up.
This will ensure that your little friend is healthy or not and what might be waiting for you if you decide to keep a pet that might carries some kind of special condition.
But keep in mind that many health problems might only develop with age. It would be a good chance to hear from a veterinarian about how to breed your puppy healthy and all the special cares for a puppy. A good veterinarian might be the key for the success of breeding a healthy boxer puppy and might avoid problems further caused by a wrong diagnose.
Immunizations are very important to keep your dog healthy and protected from several elements that might cause his/her death from several illnesses, such as parvovirus. Puppies before 7 months should avoid contact with other dogs, that aren’t known if healthy or up to date with their vaccines.
Having oral contact with objects left in parks, sand, sidewalks or chewing weird things found in the yard. It sounds as a long time but it will protect your puppy during this period of their life when they are so susceptible contamination since they haven’t developed anti corpuses for the most part of diseases.
Even thought your puppy was immunized by the breeder or the place that you got them, it would be recommended to follow the instructions given by your veterinarian about the number of doses and when repeat them. The most common immunization is called DHLPP (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus and parainfluenza) and it should be given when your puppy is between 12 – 14 weeks of age.
The rabies vaccination is given according with your local laws. In some countries is just added to the first set of immunization. Bordetella (known as kennel cough) is advised to be taken anytime from the age of 5 weeks since itis very contagious. According to the area you are living some other immunizations might be required.
The immunizations should be redone yearly to protect your pet from preventable diseases.
Some fever may occur after the immunization and you should ask your vet for some further instructions related to collateral effects. Never give any medication without being prescribed by your vet.. Many medications made for humans can kill dogs, even the most common over the counter ones. Your vet is the only one who knows what is right and works better for each case.