Rocky Valley Farm Contract and Health Guarantee

Health Issues of a Newfoundland

This glossary will help to educate you, a potential Newfoundland owner, about the various health problems that are common in the breed. While this glossary is not all encompassing, it provides general information. Our goal is to reduce the rate at which these issues appear and of course desire to eliminate them all together. While we can not guarantee 100% clear our goal of introducing old world genetics is to improve in all of these areas. We are seeing a greatly improved success rate at this time.


Orthopedic

Heart

Eyes

Miscellaneous

Hip or Elbow Dysplasia

Congenital (SAS)

Ectropion / Entropion

Cystinuria

Elbow anomaly

Non-Congenital (DCM)

Cataracts

Allergies

Osteochondritis Dessicans (OCD)

 

 

Hypothyroidism

Ruptured Cruciate Ligament

 

 

Bloat

 

 

Rocky Valley Farm has a close relationship with our Veterinarian. They treat all our animals providing standard care as well as specialized services such as:

 

Orthopedic surgeries, including plating/pinning of fractures and cruciate ligament repair

Laser surgery

Laser therapy for orthopedic conditions

Ultrasound

Oncology  (Cancer treatment), including chemotherapy

Ophthalmologic diagnostics and treatment

Electrocardiograms (EKG), echocardiograms (heart ultrasound) and cardiology consultation services with board certified cardiologists

  

Rocky Valley Farms's Veterinarian is a 3rd generation vet and graduated from  one of the top schools in the country, and provides us with the absolute best care for your puppy. They provide full vaccination per the current Animal Hospital Association’s Canine Vaccination guidelines.

 

Current Vaccine Guidelines

 

The guidelines divide vaccines into two categories - core and non-core.

 

Core vaccines are considered vital to all dogs based on risk of exposure, severity of disease or transmissibility to humans. Canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are considered core vaccines by the Task Force.

 

Parvovirus is rampant across the United States. It is in the soil and once there can last years. Even with vaccination puppies are at risk. It is advised to keep them isolated until a full series can be administered. Even then there is no guarantee so being mindful of where you take your pet in these early months is crucial.

 

Non-core vaccines are given depending on the dog’s exposure risk. These include vaccines against Bordetella bronchiseptica, Borrelia burgdorferi and Leptospira bacteria.

 

Worming

 

This growth phase of their life is when they are most susceptible!

Deworm at 2, 4, 6, & 8 weeks of age, then again at 12 & 16 weeks of age.

You can then move to 6 months and 1 year, then deworm as an adult.

 

Physical Exam and Health Certification

 

They perform a full physical exam and provide a Health Certificate for your puppy prior to transfer of ownership.

 

Contract must be signed and returned with the original copy of your veterinarians verification of health within 10 days of receipt of your puppy to validate contract.
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