We at Island Miniature Schnauzers utilize Sooke Veterinary Hospital (http://www.sookevet.com/) for our puppy and dog medical care. They have attended to all our puppies’ needs for 16 plus years. We have realized a 98% positive health record.
We feed Purina ProPlan and will provide the name of the type and quantity that you would feed your puppy/dog. Remember do not give your puppy/dog treats or human food as these foods will upset your canine’s gut and could cause thousand of dollars of vet bills.
We de-flea our packs on a monthly basis.
We highly recommend that you purchase medical coverage for your puppy as Veterinarian procedures are extremely expensive. We recommend that you purchase medical coverage with an annual ceiling of $5,000.00, with a “0” deductible, as a Vet response to an accident or medical procedure will amount to thousands of dollars.
Effective January 2015, all our puppies are pre and post bile acid tested. This dual blood testing protocol ensures that your puppy has a healthy liver and associated organs.
Effective June 2023 all our puppies are OFA eye certified by the Island Veterinary Eye Specialist, Dr. Stephanie Osinchuk. (Vancouver Island location only).
Below, please find an example of the form that we utilize for puppy vetting. Upon completion of this form at the time of puppy vetting, it is filed with each puppy’s paperwork.
DATE: ______________ NAME: __________________ GENDER: ______ DOB:_____________
SIRE/DAM: ___________________________ COLOUR:_________________
|MICRO CHIP #:|
|CONDITION OF EARS:|
|CONDITION OF EYES:|
|ANY SOUND IN LUNGS:|
|CONDITION OF COAT:|
|CHECK OUT HIND KNEE JOINTS (LOOKING FOR LUXATING PATELLA):|
Teacups (6 lbs. at maturity) and Toys (10 lbs. at maturity) have the same amount of teeth as larger dogs. Which means that their little mouths could have retained puppy teeth that will need to be removed at the time of their spay or neuter procedure.
For your research, we have provided the link to “Veterinary Partners” a site that has been developed by Veterinarians for pre-owners and owners of puppies, dogs and other animals. Please click here to visit the Veterinary Partners website.
The contact telephone number for Sooke Veterinary Hospital is 250-642-4413. They will be pleased to offer you an overview of our breeding practices and the health of our puppies and breeding stock.