Socializing a new puppy is critically important for a healthy, happy life. A well-socialized puppy will have fewer behavioral issues and be a well-adjusted and more confident adult dog. The COVID-19 pandemic has made socializing a challenge, but there are ways to still encourage your puppy to explore new people, pets, and environments. The key is to make socialization a priority, schedule regular opportunities, and be flexible and creative!
Some experiences to look for:
Some sounds to desensitize him to:
The key to proper socialization is introducing your puppy to as many experiences, sights, sounds, people and other animals as you can in a positive way. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it may take more creativity and planning, but the results of a well-socialized dog will be well worth the time and effort.
Prevention is key to supporting your pet’s ongoing health. We devise an individualized strategy to keep your pet healthy and happy.
We perform standard and specialized surgeries to address your pet’s health concerns, including spays, tumor removal, orthopedic surgeries, and more.
Vaccinations are an important part of preventing communicative diseases. Keep your pet up-to-date on their vaccinations right at our office.
Dental health is essential to your pet’s overall wellness. Our dental services cover all of your pet’s oral health needs, from tooth extraction to cleaning.
Year-round heartworm prevention is key to keeping your pet healthy. We provide FDA-approved treatments to prevent infection.
Fleas and ticks aren’t just a nuisance: they pose a serious threat to your pet’s health. Protect your pet with preventative medicine.
Pocket pets have unique health needs. Our team addresses your pet’s health issues and develops a strategy, so they feel like their energetic self.
We provide comprehensive reproductive care for pets, including artificial insemination, neonatal care, fertility exams, and more.
Rely on us when your pet needs urgent care. We know emergencies are stressful, so we treat urgent health concerns with the utmost care.
Managing your pet’s medical needs is easy when you use our online pharmacy. Renew your pet’s prescription and purchase FDA-approved medication right from the comfort of your home. If you have any questions, contact us to speak with a trusted veterinarian.
The great people at Blue Lake Animal Hospital have always and continue to go above my expectations for vet care. I have a rabbit who needed an amputation & Dr. Will along with all the other staff have been fantastic in making sure bun & I were taken…
The staff and Drs here are the best. They give the best care to my cats and always take the time to explain things to me.
They're the best! Always caring and compassionate. They cared for our dog Mannie for over 17 years. We lost him 3 weeks ago and they were so attentive to our loss and helped us through that difficult time. When we do decide to get another dog we will…
Loved our visit here with 2 litters of puppies! Excited to be switching to them with our other dogs, very sincere and not rushed, just truly genuine compassionate people! Highly recommend!
We brought my girlfriends cat in for urinary issues. They did an excellent job working with my not so nice cat. They were able to check his urine for infection in their lab during his appointment and even showed me pictures of the crystals in his urine. Everyone…
Awesome and quick service. Friendly staff.
Very friendly and helpful.
If I get the same care for my pet, and the same treatment in the future, as I received on my first visit, I can see no reason to ever go any other place.
Great atmosphere, quick appointments, great service!
I have been taking my precious animals here for years. I would not go anywhere else. The care that our animals have received is the BEST. The staff is wonderful and caring, and the best part is that you know that they are interested in and really care…