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Puppy Care

Your Veterinarian’s Role in Puppy Care

Bringing a new puppy home is an exciting event. However, it’s also a big responsibility. It is vital to maintain your puppy’s health. In Reisterstown and Owings Mills, MD, pet owners can can bring their furry friends to us at TLC for Pets Veterinary Hospital. 


Is Veterinary Care Necessary?

All pets need veterinary care. Puppies need extra care. Wellness is a crucial part of growth and development for puppies.

There are many different aspects of taking care of your puppy. Nutrition and hygiene should be maintained daily. Additionally, puppies need several vaccinations, general behavior training, and healthcare checkups. 

Having a go-to veterinarian is always a good idea. Puppies are playful and curious, and are prone to injury. If puppies have a vet that knows their medical histories, then future appointments will be easier and quicker.


Puppies’ immune systems are not fully developed when they are young. This makes them more susceptible to diseases and infections. Many common diseases in dogs are fatal. It’s important to complete all necessary vaccines for your puppy early on. 

There are two types of vaccinations for pets: core and non-core. The core vaccines are required for all dogs. The vaccines provide protection against distemper, hepatitis, and parvovirus (DHP). Rabies shots are also required.

Non-core vaccines can be given to dogs as needed. These vaccines are typically required based on your dog’s environment and lifestyle. Non-core vaccines include parainfluenza, leptospirosis, and Lyme. 

General Check-Ups

Preventative measures are the best healthcare options for your puppy. Make sure to bring your pet to our veterinarians regularly. Consistent checkups help identify problems and prevent sickness. 

If your puppy does have a health issue, it’s always better to be on top of it.

Bring Your Puppy in Today

At TLC for Pets Veterinary Hospital, our vets are always there to help your puppy.  Schedule an appointment to start your pet’s health journey.