When you buy a new puppy, they often come with their first round of shots, and then you have to take them to the veterinarian to get another set of shots at a later date. It's important that you keep up on the needs of your new puppy since they are fragile and will live a longer, healthier life if you get them the right veterinarian services.
One of the veterinarian care needs your puppy has is to have them spayed or neutered to prevent hormone-related issues such as going into heat, getting pregnant, wandering, or having puppies, and there are other health benefits to spaying and neutering as well. Among them are the cancers you can help prevent by having your puppy fixed. Plus, it's a great humane way to keep overpopulation at bay.
Here are other signs your new puppy needs to go to the vet. Your veterinarian will ensure your puppy has the best care.
Your puppy has worms in their poo
One of the ways you can tell if your puppy has worms or not is to check their poo. Roundworms are a common parasite that dogs and puppies can get and the worms will be visible in poo. Your puppy can also look bloated and fat even if they are perfectly healthy because worms can cause them to bloat up. Your veterinarian will ensure your puppy gets the roundworm and other worm treatments they need.
Your puppy has lost a lot of weight
Canine parvovirus is a contagious condition that puppies and older dogs can get and it causes a rapid decline in health for dogs if left untreated or not caught early. Your puppy's rapid weight loss along with vomiting and being lethargic are causes for immediate veterinarian care. Your puppy may have other issues as well, but parvo is a common one that comes along with some puppies and should be treated. It can be prevented with vaccinations, which is another reason to get your puppy their shots.
Your puppy has eaten something they shouldn't
If your puppy has eaten something they shouldn't, take them to the veterinarian to rule out constipation and stomach blockages if the thing they have eaten is not toxic. Puppies love to chew and will eat nearly anything they can fit in their mouth, but this doesn't mean they can pass what they consume, so take them to the vet for the right care as soon as you can so they can get healthy and comfortable again.
If you think your puppy may be ill, reach out to a veterinarian.