Your Puppy’s First Vet Visit

Duration: 05:15

Course Description

If you’ve just adopted a puppy, one of your first priorities is to take him to the vet for a checkup. Here are 8 important considerations you need to consider to prepare for that first visit and get him off on the right foot.
You’ve just adopted a puppy from a rescue or shelter. One of the first things you need to do is to take him to a veterinarian – ideally, an integrative or holistic vet – to have him checked over. With a little education, you can approach your vet with a plan for your pup and work together to ensure he grows up healthy and happy. Here are eight considerations you need to factor into your plan.

Things to Learn

  • Nutrition
  • What about supplementation?
  • Lifestyle and training
  • Grooming
  • Vaccination/titer testing/nosodes
  • Deworming
  • Heartworm prevention
  • Flea and tick control
  • Spay/neuter

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About Instructor

Jodie Gruenstern, DVM, CVA

Veterinarian Dr. Jodie Gruenstern graduated from UW-Madison in 1987. She is a veterinary acupuncturist and food therapist certified by the Chi Institute; vice president of the Veterinary Medical Aromatherapy Association; and a member of the AHVMA. Dr. Jodie owns the Animal Doctor Holistic Veterinary Complex, is a nationally renowned speaker, author, TV and radio personality, and authored the book Live with Your Pet in Mind (,,

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate