Puppy ~ Canine Services
Have a New Puppy?
We offer a wide range of dog services including medical, diagnostic, surgical, and preventive health care. Our goal with these services is to help your canine live a longer, happier life.
If your puppy is less than 6 months, you will want to visit our clinic for puppy pack series to prevent the risk of contracting certain diseases that are common among young animals.

Regardless of the age of your new puppy, getting him or her started on a healthy preventative and wellness care routine is critical for long-term health and happiness. Here are some services we offer at Florence Animal Hospital.
Check-out our New Puppy Checklist
Puppy ~ Canine Services
Your First Visit?
The first visit will allow us to get to know each other better, and check your pet's health and start preventive care to prevent against future illnesses.

You can ask our veterinarians any questions you may have about your pet!
Puppy Clinic
During your pet's first visit, your veterinarian will also do a head-to-tail exam & check your pets overall health.
We will work with your pets’ unique needs to make the visit an enjoyable time at Florence Animal Hospital.
We're looking forward to seeing you and your pet soon. If your visiting our clinic for the first time you can check-out our First Time Visitors Page.
Schedule Appointment Call (843) 407-3747
Puppy Vet Services
Puppy vaccinations protect your pet's young, vulnerable immune system against dangerous diseases.

Every puppy should have core vaccines and some may need additional vaccines based on their lifestyle. Puppies should begin vaccinations at 6-8 weeks.
We offer a wide range of dog services including medical, diagnostic, surgical, and preventive health care
  • Puppy Flea and Tick Control
  • Wellness Examinations
  • Puppy Spaying & Neutering
  • Puppy Vaccinations
  • Puppy Anal Gland Expression
  • Puppy Grooming
  • Puppy Dietary
  • Puppy Dental Care
  • Puppy Heartworm Test
  • Puppy Deworming
  • Puppy Vaccinations
  • Microchipping Puppies
  • Wellness Puppy Exam
  • Blood Screenings
  • Overweight Puppy Help
  • Puppy Nail Trimming
  • Puppy Euthanasia
  • Ear Cleaning for Puppies
  • Canine Surgery
  • Laser Therapy
  • Health Certificates
  • Pet Medication Refills
  • Emergency Care for Puppies
A checkup wellness exam is about way more than shots. From nose to tail, here are things our veterinarian looks for.
Bad breath can lead to more than a ‘no kisses’ policy. Our veterinarian will check for tartar, inflammation and infections that can make your pet sick.

Your dog hears the treat cupboard open from a mile away. Our veterinarian can help keep it that way with checks for infection and other ear problems.

Who can resist those eyes? Our veterinarian looks for signs of cataracts, glaucoma, infection, jaundice, allergies and more.

When our veterinarian gives Fido a rub down, there checking body muscle tone, weight, and for enlarged lymph nodes that can be a sign of infection or disease.

You’re great at giving belly rubs. But our veterinarian is trained to feel for tumors, signs of pain and enlarged organs.

Under The Tail
It’s not pretty, but our veterinarian checks under the tail for anal gland issues, tapeworms and tumors.

Skin And Coat
Our veterinarian will check your furry friend for fleas, ticks, mites, skin infections and lumps and bumps.

Joints And Spine
Just like us, pets feel their age. Our veterinarian will check the joints and spine for signs of pain and tenderness – so you can take a proactive approach to pain management.

Heart And Lungs
When our veterinarian gets out the stethoscope, there listening for heart murmurs and irregular beats. There also making sure dogs lungs are clear.

The Samples
Why does our veterinarian ask for a stool sample? To check for intestinal parasites. Blood work and urinalysis may also be ordered to confirm your pet is healthy and free of heartworms.
We hope you choose our veterinarians and the Florence Animal Hospital team.
Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Screening, X-rays & Testing
Our in-house Diagnostics and Laboratory Services allows our doctors to get the results they need, exactly when those results are needed.

In many cases, we can have answers for you before you and your dog even leave our Florence office.
Diagnostic Screening & Testing
Every pet needs regular checks to be sure their health is as good as it can be.

Early detection of disease, many pets don’t exhibit signs or show symptoms.

Visit our Pet Diagnostic page.
Radiology Services
Digital X-Rays
With digital X-rays, we can produce images of your pet's bones and internal organs.
Digital Radiographs, X-rays

We utilize digital radiography with our full sized dog X-ray machine.

This is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine which can be used to evaluate almost any body part; including the heart, lungs, stomach, bones and teeth.

This gives our vets at Florence Animal Hospital information about your pet that we could never see by just looking at them.
Digital Radiographs, X-rays
Radiography is painless, safe and completely non-invasive.
X-rays allow our veterinarians evaluate the muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. We’ll use this fast and painless diagnostic technique to check for any abnormalities or inconsistencies within your pet’s body so that we can address them in a timely and effective manner.
Ultrasound Examinations
As with radiographs, our veterinarian can also use the ultrasound machine to see internal organs, and their consistency, that we wouldn't be able to see by just looking at your puppy.
Learn more about using Ultrasound Examinations to help your puppy.
Internal Medicine
Preventive Healthcare, In-House Diagnostics
As humans, when we are sick, we have the ability to go to the doctor, to explain what’s wrong and to receive the appropriate treatment.

When our dogs become ill, or have suffered an injury, however, it’s much more challenging to figure out what’s wrong.

Because pets can’t speak, they can’t tell us what’s bothering them, where it hurts or what their symptoms are.

Laboratory equipment allows our experienced doctors get a glimpse below the surface of the skin and learn exactly what’s happening inside your pet’s body so we can quickly and accurately diagnose and treat whatever is ailing them, improving the chances of a positive outcome.
Pet Disorders
We Diagnose and Treat
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • This is a medical emergency.
  • Call: (843) 536-4898 - If your a current client of Florence Animal Hospital.
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Feline Hyperthyroidism
  • Canine Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushings Disease)
  • Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s Disease)
  • Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)
  • Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia (ITP)
  • Evan’s Syndrome
  • Esophageal/Gastric Ulceration
  • Feline Hepatic Lipidosis
  • Cholangiohepatitis (Gall Bladder Infection/inflammation)
  • Acute and Chronic Liver Disease
  • Splenic Disease
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Small and Large Bowel Disease
  • Neurologic Disease
  • Lymphoma
  • Parvoviral Infection
  • Lymphangiectasia
  • Perianal Fistulas
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Urolithiasis (Bladder Stones)
  • Urethral Obstructions
  • Hypertension
  • Congestive Heart Failure (Feline HCM, Dilate Cardiomyopathy, Mitral Valve Disease)
  • Arrhythmias
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Musculoskeletal Disease
  • Polyarthropathy (Nonsurgical Joint Disease)
  • Seizures (Epilepsy, Secondary to Brain Tumors, Inflammatory)
  • Idiopathic Vestibular Disease (Old Dog)
  • Portosystemic Shunts
  • Oncology (Diagnosis and Chemotherapeutic Treatment of Cancer)

Learn more about the Pet Disorders that Florence Animal Hospital treats.
 New Puppy Checklist

Congratulations on your new puppy! This is a very exciting time in your life, and we know you want to give your pet the best care possible. Florence Animal Hospital recognizes that for your puppy to be healthy and happy, we need to work with you as a team. We look forward to seeing you and your new pet and developing a life-long relationship.

Like babies, puppies need frequent care. This calls for frequent visits to the vet during the first few months of life. Florence Animal Hospital is here to partner with you to provide all of the care and support your puppy needs to grow into a happy, healthy dog.

Here is a handy check list that we can both use to make sure we do everything we need to for your puppy.

Vaccinations are ideally given at 6, 9, 12, and 15 weeks of age.
Vaccinations are key to preventing several fatal diseases: distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza virus, parvovirus, Bordetella, and rabies. To be effective, a series of vaccines must be given to puppies and, thereafter, at least annually. In addition, several other vaccines may be appropriate based on your pet’s situation.

At least two treatments of de-wormer at your puppy’s first two visits followed by an ongoing heartworm and parasite prevention treatment.
Worms and parasites are very common in puppies, who can become infected either in utero or through their mother’s milk.

When you bring in your puppy to meet us at Florence Animal Hospital, we recommend a fecal exam to determine whether he or she has worms. If possible, please bring a stool sample. The sample will be examined under a microscope to detect for worms and other gastro-intestinal parasites.

Even without a fecal examination, we also recommend that your puppy is given a safe and effective deworming product two times, three weeks apart. The de-wormer has no side effects and treats several of the common worms.

In addition to checking for and treating any worms throughout your dog’s life, it is also extremely important to provide preventative treatment for heartworms. At Florence Animal Hospital, we’ll help you determine the best way to both prevent worms and treat them should your dog become infected.

Microchipping your puppy is the best way to ensure that you will be reunited in the event you are separated. Florence Animal Hospital inserts a small chip through a simple, non-surgical procedure that can be scanned for information. You register your information with a service and, if your pet is found by someone, any vet facility can scan for the chip and track your information.

Spay or neuter your puppy – recommended at approximately 4-6 months depending on lifestyle and breed.
Spaying or neutering your pet will help control the overpopulation problem and also prevent certain health and behavioral problems. At FAH, we go to great lengths to make sure this procedure is the safest it can be and pain-free for your dog.

Treat your puppy to control and prevent fleas and ticks
Flea and tick prevention and treatment are essential to your puppy’s health. Prescription medications are highly effective, but any flea and tick treatment should be given with caution to avoid adverse, and sometimes severe, reactions. FAH will advise you on the best treatment for your dog, proper timing and dosage, and proper application.

Establish a balanced nutrition and exercise routine
Nutrition, Diet and exercise are the basics of taking care of your new pet. How you feed and exercise your puppy depends on its individual circumstances. Puppies generally require more frequent meals in smaller quantities than adult dogs. Puppy food should be higher in fat and fed for the first twelve to eighteen months, depending on your dog’s breed and size. Puppies also require plenty of play and exercise for muscle development.

Develop a general care routine for your puppy
General canine care on a routine basis contributes to your puppy’s overall well-being. General care includes trimming nails, cleaning ears, bathing and grooming, brushing teeth, and providing durable safe toys.

Socialize and train your puppy – it will make both of you happy
Socialization and behavior training is the key to raising a well-behaved dog. Florence Animal Hospital is here to guide you on the best way to train your puppy so that you can maximize good behavior and minimize the bad. Training your dog does require some consistency and work, but the rewards are well worth it.

Be aware of hazards and prepared for emergencies
Safety and emergency preparedness help you avoid hazards and handle a situation in the event of an emergency.
STOP right now! ~ Put our Pet Emergency Number in Your Phones Contact List. (843) 536-4898
Please Note: Our 24/7 Emergency Pet Service is ONLY available to our current customers in good standing.

So let's get you started with your first puppy exam & wellness checkup! And your new puppy will have 24/7 healthcare from Florence Animal Hospital.
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2520 Melon St. Florence, SC 29501
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Florence Animal Hospital
2520 Melon St.
Florence, SC 29501

(843) 407-3747
Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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