Sunrise Veterinary Clinic
WORMS Frequent de-worming of your pet is important to protect our children from
liver / kidney / eyesight damage. Hand washing after play is a must! De-worm every 2
weeks until 3 months old, then once a month until 6 months old, then at least once
every 3 months thereafter as adults all the time (Source: Centres for Disease Control
and Prevention) with Pyrantel Pamoate (yellow liquid that covers round and
hookworms). To this schedule add Drontal (tablet) twice a year or more often for
tapeworms. The only way to know if it’s working is to look at a poop sample under the
scope. Do this at the annual health visit. Worms come from sniffing the ground where
animals (including wild) have pooped, catching mice and biting at fleas.
NUTRITION Our clinic promotes nutrition, more than just dog food. It is not all the same!
Compare our prices. Pet food must be tested using AAFCO (stamped on the side of
the bag). This is our recommended minimum standard. Puppy food until 1 year old.
(Change to large breed puppy food at 4 months for those who are destined to grow
over 50 lbs). Lean body condition is what we’re after to prevent crippling hip
VACCINATION As important as the annual checkup to prevent deadly diseases such
as Distemper, Parvovirus and Rabies from bats that can kill humans too!
*NOTE* - BORDETELLA VACCINE is mandatory before entry to puppy class, kenneling
and agility / flyball training. Please let us know if you want this vaccine.
BEHAVIOUR Make learning fun! Borrow our behaviour book ‘Good owners Great
Dogs’. Dogs over 25 lbs. – ‘Gentle Leaders’ is the way to go. Biting, barking and
destructive behaviour is the #1 reason for pets being euthanized (destroyed). Nip this
in the bud before it starts.
EXERCISE Important not to run puppies for extended periods (i.e. 5 kms behind a bike).
No heavy exercise until 16 months old.
INSURANCE No having to convince us! Get this for the first year at least as 4 out of 10
puppies will have a serious ($2000) accident in this time period. Coverage for as little
as $27.00 per month.
FLEAS We live in the flea capital of Canada! Advantage is simply the best. Use it year
round or at least from May 1 to October 31. We guarantee your pet will be happy with
this product. Safe and effective. Don’t be fooled by products in similar packages.
Don’t use half doses and never switch between cats and dogs.
SHAMPOOS This is one area where we have done the research. Check out our shelf for
fantastic soap free products that soothe itchy skin.
EARS Peek in once a week and if you notice any debris, pain, bad smell, or head
shaking there may be an infection, water dogs especially. Red ears hurt!
SKIN Should not be red, oozing, or have fur loss. It should be a pink- gray look to it.
SCRATCHING OR CHEWING IS NOT NORMAL IN PETS!