Manchester Veterinary Clinic

156 Spencer Street
Manchester, CT 06040


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Congratulations on the arrival of your new "family" member.  This is usually a very busy time as you try to stay one step ahead of your new canine.  Even owners with "dog" experience will often learn something with each new dog.  These pages outline the basic information that we at Manchester Veterinary Clinic think is important for dog owners.  It should help you establish a good relationship with your new dog and a healthy environment for the rest of its life.  We hope to be able to discuss at least some of this information with you in the course of your dog's first few visits.  We encourage you to review this information and ask us any questions you may have.

We have divided puppy information in to 4 main sections. We hope you will find this information helpful. 


Preventive Medicine


Intestinal Parasites

Heartworm Disease and Prevention

Fleas and Ticks

Spaying & Neutering

Oral Care

Handling and Examining Your Pup


Puppy Management

Elimination Training ("House-breaking")

Crate Training


Leashes, Collars and Harnesses


Additional information:
Puppy school, books, etc 




How Much to Feed

Calorie Control

What to Feed

Is People Food Bad For Dogs? 

Guiding Behavior

Basic Obedience and Beyond

Deference / Nothing is Free

Appropriate Play and Entertainment


Consequences For Unacceptable Behavior

Bad Habits