What is a puppy visit? Your vet will check your puppy over, including listening to their heart and lungs, running their hands over their abdomen to check for any unusual signs, checking for problems with their skin, coat, eyes and ears and scanning their microchip to check it’s in working order.
When should a puppy have its first vet visit? Most puppies will begin going to the veterinarian at two to three weeks of age for an initial health-check and de-worming, and then at six to eight weeks of age to begin vaccinations, heartworm, and flea preventive treatments; receive behavior and training advice; and get permanently identified with a microchip.
Can a new puppy have visitors? Prepare your dog in advance of visitors
To help your dog settle when new people come to visit, it’s a good idea to have a safe space where they can settle, away from the excitement. Giving your dog a walk beforehand will help them to relax as they will have had time to burn off any excess energy.
Should I take my new puppy to the vet? The short answer: Have the pup meet the vet within the first week of bringing him or her home. This is, at least, my humble veterinary opinion. Some breeders give you a finite period to take your puppy in to see the vet, so read the fine print on your contract.