Puppy Vaccinations Waterville ME

Vaccinations are an essential part of a puppy's health care plan. Most veterinarians agree that certain basic immunizations are essential to keep your puppy from getting sick and prevent the spread of disease. Below you will find a list of local veterinarians that can provide your puppy with the necessary vaccinations to keep it healthy.

New England Animal Hospital
(207) 873-4668
2 Pleasant St
Waterville, ME

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Lakeside Veterinary Clinic
(207) 465-7387
88 Libby Hill Rd
Oakland, ME

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Cat Hospital
(207) 623-1228
605 Western Ave
Manchester, ME

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Lewiston Veterinary Hospital
(207) 370-1973
75 Stetson Road
Lewiston, ME
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Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic
(207) 370-1992
192 Brackett Street
Portland, ME
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Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Large Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Sabean, Eleanor C, Dvm - Lakeside Veterinary Clinic
(207) 465-7387
88 Libby Hill Rd
Oakland, ME

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Gibson, Gail H, Dvm - Animal Medical Clinic
(207) 474-8376
413 North Ave
Skowhegan, ME

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Forest Avenue Veterinary Hospital
(207) 370-4938
973 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
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Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Exotic Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Cumberland Animal Clinic
(207) 615-0683
212 Greely Road
Cumberland, ME
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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Surgery

Kennebunk Veterinary Hospital
(207) 331-3292
149 Fletcher Street
Kennebunk, ME
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

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Taking Your Pet To The Vet

July 2005 Newsletter

ARTICLE:

It has been requested of me to write an article on how to make it easier on pets when taking them to the veterinarian.

Let's start with this as a concept. If every time you went somewhere you were forcibly taken and then held down and had needles stuck in you, would you want to go? Would you be afraid if you saw the usual preparations going on that lead to this type of event? I would. So do our pets.

So, how to we handle this? I joke around with my clients and tell them "Take them out for icecream once in awhile." Basically the idea being, expose your pets to the activities and materials usual in a trip to a veterinarian visit in ways and times that aren't traumatic.

For example, cats love to lay in or sleep in boxes. Put the carrier out in a room and let them sniff it, go in and out of it on their own and even sleep in it. If you transport your dog in a carrier, you can do the same with them.

The next gradient might be putting them in the car in the carrier and just petting them and then taking them back inside. Then do the same, but turn the car on. This may not be so needed with dogs as they often enjoy car rides.

The next step could be go for a drive around the block and when you get back give them their favorite treat. Or you can stop somewhere and get a treat for them.

Ideally, with your veterinarians permission , of course, you would even do the next gradient of visiting the veterinarians office just to say "Hi', get a treat and some petting and go home. One clinic I worked at even encouraged people to leave their puppies there for a day of just hanging out with the staff. (Of course they had to be fully vaccinated and coordination with the staff was needed.)

You may need to do these steps multiple times before your pet is comfortable with them. Don't go to a higher gradient until a lesser one is okay.

Admittedly, this may never make it completely comfortable for your pet. And there are some that may still need other help. Sometimes sedatives are needed from your veterinarian, but I will leave that to your doctor's discretion.

Sedatives can interfere with a medical diagnosis so aren't recommended for ill patients unless the trip would be so stressful as to cause more harm than the sedative.

I hope this helps and if you have any hreat successful actions in this area, please send them to me so they can be shared.

Recommended Entertainment: The movie "Madagascar". This is a family film that is fun and uplifting with music that will stick in your mind and keep you dancing.

Product Reference: Nutricalm for dogs or cats is a mild sedative that is classified as a supplement. It helps calm a pet and take the edge off anxiety. See our Products page for price and ordering information.

Until next time,

Dr. Jan