Your dog's labor and delivery was a success and you now have a litter of squirming little puppies. Make sure mama's needs are met (food, water, elimination) and she'll usually know how to care for her pups, but there are some things to watch out for to make sure both mom and puppers stay healthy.
There are several breeds of dogs that owners will consider altering (docking tails or cropping ears among them). Tail docking is often done for safety reasons while today, ear cropping is usually a stylistic choice of the owner. For the purposes of this post we will focus on the practice of ear cropping and the pros and cons of the issue.
We launched our Preventive Health Plans back in March of 2014. Since then we've been listening to client feedback so we could make them better, and in November we dropped a few plans and added some new ones.
Should you wait until your puppy is six months old to start training, or should you start sooner?
We strongly encourage puppy and kitten owners to visit the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital as soon as possible after they’ve brought their new family member home. This allows our veterinarians to assess your new puppy or kitten’s health and get them started on the services we deem critical for making sure they’re protected.