It's been a long time since I have had a puppy! I give a lot of advice to clients, act like it's no big deal, but wow have I forgotten the amount of work! If you haven't seen my adorable English Mastiff puppy, Dorie, please check her out on our Facebook page.
I would like to take a moment to express the importance of puppy classes. Sure, a lot of us have had multiple dogs. We all know how to house train them and teach them to sit, but that is not the importance of puppy classes. Puppies have a small window of proper socialization from 3 weeks to about 12-16 weeks. It is critical that they are safely and properly introduced to the world. This means meeting a lot of other people, other dogs, and all other objects that dogs encounter every day. We can avoid so many common behavioral problems if we can properly socialize our dog. There is nothing better to accomplish this than puppy classes. I can not stress enough how much you will learn, but more
I will keep you posted on my upcoming adventures with Dorie! Please feel free to visit these websites for puppy class information, general information on raising a puppy, and links to all kinds of training for any age of dogs. As always, we are here to help you with any of your behavioral or medical needs at the Berwick Animal Clinic. Do not hesitate to call us.
Dr. Joe Bando
We offer both preventative care services (much like your visits to the dentist), along with dental x-rays and tooth extractions. Good oral hygiene is the best thing that you can do to ensure a longer life, with less health concerns, for your pet. Call us to schedule a dental exam or service.x
Laboratory services are a vital part of the diagnostic process when it comes to veterinarian care. This is because in many cases it is not possible to be able to give a firm diagnosis without undertaking additional tests to confirm the root of the problem. If you have any questions or concerns your vet will be happy to speak to you.x
This is the most effective way to assist in having your companion returned if they go missing. The microchip (about the size of a grain of rice) is placed under the skin between the shoulder blades. When scanned, it provides information that assists in reuniting you with your furry friend!x
Congratulations on the newest member of your household - we can’t wait to meet them! Call us today to schedule an initial visit – our team will conduct a thorough physical exam, in addition to discussing nutrition, training, and medical care. We’ll be more than happy to answer any other questions you may have, as wellx