First Year with a New Puppy

So you’ve brought a new puppy home – congratulations! There’s so much to do, learn, and work on together and we’re here to help. From your puppy’s first vet checkup, to routine vaccines, spay or neuter, regular health check-ins, dentals and more. That’s why our friends at Trupanion have brought you this great guide on what to expect in puppy’s first year. 

What toys are good for a new puppy? Is there any specific diet they need to be on? How much does the breed of my puppy determine what it needs to eat? What if my puppy has allergies? We’re sure you have tons of questions – and this information is a great start, and then of course speaking with your veterinarian and scheduling puppy’s first checkup is always a great idea. It’s important to plan ahead when it comes to health care and puppy expenses so that you can be prepared as they grow – and they do grow fast!

And remember, when it comes to helping navigate the needs of your specific puppy as they develop, we’re always here to help. Contact us for your appointment today! 

first year with new puppy

Download the flyer for information on what to expect in your first year together with your new puppy!


Our Certifications

AAHA: The Animal Hospital of Sussex County is a certified hospital in the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). To achieve this distinction, our hospital has passed regular comprehensive inspections of our facilities, medical equipment, veterinary practice methods and management. If you are traveling or relocating anywhere, finding an AAHA hospital will ensure the best medical care for your pet. The AAHA is recognized as the world’s leading association of small animal practitioners.

AAFP: We are also a cat friendly practice, certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. This means that the Animal Hospital of Sussex County is specifically set up to decrease stress and provide a more calming environment for your cat. Our staff has also been trained in feline-friendly handling and understanding cat behavior in order to increase the quality of care for your cat.

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