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      Health Check

      Puppy Health is Our #1 Priority

      As part of the PuppySpot Difference, we are committed to placing healthy puppies into happy homes. To accomplish this, we have a number of measures in place to ensure the health of our puppies.

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      • The PuppySpot Health Team

        Our dedicated PuppySpot Health Team is comprised of experts on puppy and adult dog care, including a consulting licensed veterinarian, Dr. Brandon Sinn, DVM and several experienced veterinary technicians.

        Dr. Brandon Sinn
        Meet Dr. Brandon Sinn, DVM

        Dr. Brandon Sinn is PuppySpot’s Consulting Veterinarian. Among his many responsibilities, he reviews veterinary records, interfaces with breeder and customer veterinarians, reviews and updates PuppySpot’s proprietary vaccination and deworming protocols and Veterinary Health Reports which breeders are required to complete before releasing a puppy, trains health team employees, and provides expert guidance on health questions as they arise. Read more

        Dr. Brandon Sinn

        Dr. Brandon Sinn

        DVM

        Dr. Brandon Sinn is PuppySpot’s Consulting Veterinarian. Among his many responsibilities, he reviews veterinary records, interfaces with breeder and customer veterinarians, reviews and updates PuppySpot’s proprietary vaccination and deworming protocols and Veterinary Health Reports which breeders are required to complete before releasing a puppy, trains health team employees, and provides expert guidance on health questions as they arise.

        Dr. Sinn’s specialty areas of interest are canine breeding and nutrition, which includes improving breed quality through health testing, nutrition, and socialization. He has tested more than 5,000 dogs through OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals), of which results are used to make better breeding decisions on a larger scale. He enjoys speaking to breeders and relaying up-to-date and practical veterinary knowledge and writes for several top breeder publications.

        Born and raised in Nebraska on a diversified farm raising cattle and hogs and growing crops, Dr. Sinn always knew he wanted a career in caring for animals. Dr. Sinn graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Science and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM). He then went on to practice in Nebraska and Kansas, specializing in cow/calf and equine operations and bull producers, where he practiced large farm animal care and both large and small animal surgeries. This provided a foundation for him to transition into private practice, where he focused on small animal medicine and surgery. He now consults for several pet industry clients, and performs kennel services for breeders throughout the country. Dr. Sinn prides himself on educating breeders and animal owners on veterinary best practices to promote the health and well-being of all animals.

      • PuppySpot’s Extensive Health Check Process

        The PuppySpot Health Team created a more than 30-point checklist to confirm and reconfirm that every puppy meets the company’s best-in-class health standards. The checklist is implemented after each puppy undergoes a comprehensive nose-to-tail health evaluation required to be completed by the breeder’s licensed veterinarian. The results of this health evaluation are reported through our mandatory Veterinary Health Report (VHR) to be completed shortly before your puppy comes home to ensure the puppy is healthy and the check was recent. The report is then reviewed for any issues or concerns noted by the breeder’s veterinarian. Once the puppy arrives home, we require you to bring him or her to your own veterinarian within two business days after arrival to re-verify the puppy’s health and activate our Health Guarantee.

        About PuppySpot’s Veterinary Health Report

        Certified by a third-party, licensed veterinarian, the VHR requires an examination of a puppy’s ears, eyes, mouth, teeth, gums, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal system, skin and coat, gastrointestinal system, and urogenital system.

        PuppySpot Health Check
      • PuppySpot’s Breeder Standards

        PuppySpot requires all of its breeder partners to maintain a Program of Veterinary Care (PVC), have a formal relationship with an attending USDA-accredited veterinarian, implement daily exercise programs and dog-safe behavioral enrichment, report and address any issues, and much, much more. Please visit our PuppySpot Standards page to learn more.

        If a breeder partner fails to adhere to any aspect of PuppySpot’s health standards, we automatically investigate and, if appropriate, remove them from our network.

      • Tracking Every Puppy’s Health

        Apart from the measures above to safeguard the health of our puppies, we also have an extensive, internal proprietary tracking system for every puppy so we can monitor the puppy's vaccine, de-worming and health records.

      • Customer Support

        Our journey with you doesn't end here. If you have any questions about your new four-legged family member, our team of experienced Vet Techs and dog loving Puppy Concierges would love to answer them for you!

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      Our Health Guarantee

      The health of your puppy is our number one priority. To ensure your puppy arrives home happy and healthy, we not only require comprehensive health evaluations for every puppy prior to travel, but also offer a Health Guarantee.

      No Puppy Mill Promise

      PuppySpot has a zero tolerance policy for puppy mills or substandard breeding practices of any kind. Our puppies are raised with love, respect and a high level of attention and personal care.

      Tips & Advice

      Our relationship with you does not end once your puppy arrives home; in fact, it's just beginning. Visit our Puppy Center filled with expert guidance on all things dog. We hope to be a resource for you and your pup every step of the way.