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New Puppy

Welcome to Christian County Veterinary Service! Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your new pet.
We hope to provide you with complete and progressive care for the lifetime of your puppy!
Please use this guide as a reference for the information we will be discussing over the next few visits.


Many canine diseases can be prevented through vaccination. A vaccination schedule can greatly contribute to good health & a longer life span for your dog. The diseases for which we currently recommend vaccinating for are outlined on the back. We recommend that puppies start vaccinations between 6-8 weeks of age. Repeat booster vaccines are necessary for the body’s immune system to develop immunity to the disease itself.


  • 6 Weeks  --  DHPP, Deworming

  • 9 Weeks  --  DHPP, Deworming/Puppy Pack

  • 12 Weeks -- DHPP, Continue prevention

  • 15 Weeks -- DH(L)PP, RV


* Bordetella & Leptospirosis

(given based on your pet’s environment ). 


Dogs are ideal hosts for parasites. We recommend frequent deworming for puppies & monthly dosing for adult dogs. Monthly preventatives are a convenient way to provide constant protection.
Heartworm disease is extremely prevalent in our area. We recommend starting puppies on 
a monthly prevention before 6 months of age. Due to the fact that no heartworm preventative is 100% eective, we also require a yearly screening blood test to ensure your pet has not contracted the disease. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes & aect the heart and lungs. If left untreated, the disease is potentially fatal. 

Fleas and ticks are not only a nuisance to you & your pet, they can also carry some harmful diseases. We recommend starting your puppy on a monthly prevention & will discuss which products may work best for your dog’s environment and lifestyle.


We currently do not offer after hours small animal emergency services. If an emergency 
were to arise, please contact the Emergency Clinic of Southwest Missouri. 

400 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO 65802




Distemper is a very contagious & fatal disease of the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, & nervous system. It is transmitted through 
contact with bodily & airborne secretions.


Parvovirus is a highly contagious, aggressive, & often fatal gastrointestinal virus. It is transmitted through direct contact with infected animals, feces, & other objects that have traces of the virus.


Canine adenovirus, type 2 is associated with infectious hepatitis and infectious tracheobronchitis. It is spread through 
bodily & airborne secretions.


Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection which may lead to permanent kidney damage. The disease may be spread to other pets and humans. 


Parainuenza is a common & highly contagious cause of infectious tracheobronchitis. It is an airborne disease.


Bordetella is associated with respiratory disease (kennel cough). It is highly contagious & transmitted through the air & direct contact.


One of the world’s most publicized & feared diseases, rabies is always fatal. Rabies virus attacks the nervous system, & is transmitted chiey through the bite of an infected animal.

RECOMMENDED: Spay/ Neuter at 5-6 months

MICROCHIP: If lost, a microchip recovery system ensures the best possible chance of getting your dog back home to you. Ask our staff for more information!

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