Dogs Standard of Care

General

  • Annual Exam (Twice annual for seniors over the age of 7)
  • Spay/Neuter for all non-breeding dogs
  • Annual counseling for planned breeding
  • Annual diet review + obesity counseling as needed
  • Microchipping and obedience training for all

Vaccines

A combination of the following vaccines, based on risk factors established during this exam and AAHA Vaccine Guidelines:

  • Rabies, as required by law:
    • Initially at 12+ weeks of age
    • 1 year of age
    • Every 3 years following the 1 year mark
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  • DHPP (Distemper/Hepatitis/Parainfluenza/Parvovirus)
    • Full puppy series (every 3-4 weeks starting at 6 weeks of age until 16 weeks of age)
    • A one-year vaccination at the first annual exam
    • An annual or 3-year vaccine thereafter, depending on risk
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  • Bordatella (Injectable or Intra-nasal): Recommended for all but the most reclusive of dogs; dogs that have any exposure to other dogs (either boarding, grooming, dog parks or neighborhood walks) should be vaccinated. Some kennels require this every 6 months.
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  • Not recommended vaccines include: Giardia, Lyme, Influenza, Rattlesnake, Coronavirus.

Parasites

  • Annual fecal exam
  • Annual deworming
  • Annual heartworm check
  • Year round heartworm prevention
  • Year round flea & tick prevention

Bloodwork

  • Annual bloodwork screening:
    • Basic for puppies and young adults
    • More comprehensive panel for dogs & cats that are 7 years or older

Dental

  • Brush teeth with dog toothpaste
  • Dental health treats
  • Dental cleanings ideally every year, but especially when tartar present.