You have acquired a puppy, thereby taking responsibility for his life and health. Even the breeder – the owner of the mother of your pet – you should ask if he was given preventive vaccinations, whether he was given anthelmintic (against worms) drugs. If you have already been vaccinated, ask for a veterinary card. As a rule, puppies are given to the new owner at the age of one month (1.5 months for small decorative breeds).
At this time, the dog still retains the immunity transmitted from the mother along with milk. However, do not delay the implementation of preventive measures. Let the puppy get comfortable in the new house for 2-3 days and take it to the city or district veterinary clinic. It is there, and not with a private veterinarian, that you will be issued a veterinary passport of an international standard, which will subsequently give you the opportunity to travel with your pet, not only in the car, but also on the train and plane. This document marks all vaccinations given to your dog. On the basis of it, a carriage certificate is issued for trips to exhibitions and on personal needs to other cities and countries. Continue reading