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Preventative Care – a Guide for Owners

Preventative Care for Dogs

6-16 Weeks
  • Well puppy exam every 3-4 weeks
  • Year-round heartworm prevention
  • Fecal exam
  • Flea & tick prevention*
  • 2 doses of deworming

Core Vaccines:

  • DHPP every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age
  • Rabies at 16 weeks

Non-Core Vaccines:

  • Bordetella vaccine*
  • Lyme vaccine*
  • Leptospirosis vaccine*
6 Months
  • Spay or Neuter
  • Year-round heartworm prevention
  • Flea & tick prevention*
1-5 Years
  • Annual wellness exam
  • Rabies vaccine every 3 years
  • DHPP vaccine every 3 years
  • Fecal screen annually
  • Heartworm test every 2 years
  • Year-round heartworm prevention
  • Non-core vaccines annually*
  • Flea & tick prevention*
  • Annual bloodwork for dogs 6+ years
Senior
  • Annual wellness exam
  • Rabies vaccine every 3 years
  • DHPP vaccine every 3 years
  • Fecal screen annually
  • Heartworm test every 2 years
  • Year-round heartworm prevention
  • Non-core vaccines annually*
  • Flea & tick prevention*

Senior Screen includes:

  • Blood chemistry
  • Thyroid screening
  • Complete blood count
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine culture & sensitivity

We consider your dog a senior based on weight and age. Our guidelines are as follows:

  • Dogs <20 pounds at 10 years
  • Dogs 20-50 pounds at 9 years
  • Dogs 50-100 pounds at 8 years
  • Dogs >100 pounds at 7 years

*Indicates procedure for at risk animals

Preventative Care for Cats

6-16 Weeks
  • Well kitten exam every 3-4 weeks
  • Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency test
  • Fecal exam
  • Frontline flea & tick prevention*
  • 2 doses of deworming

Core Vaccines:

  • FVRCP every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age
  • Purevax rabies at 16 weeks

Non-Core Vaccines:

  • 2 doses of leukemia vaccine 3-4 weeks apart*
4-6 Months
  • Spay or Neuter
  • Frontline flea & tick prevention*
1-9 Years
  • Annual wellness exam
  • FVRCP vaccine every 3 years
  • Purevax rabies vaccine annually
  • Leukemia vaccine annually*
  • Frontline flea & tick prevention*
  • Deworming*
10+ Years
  • Wellness exam every 6-12 months
  • FVRCP vaccine every 3 years
  • Purevax rabies vaccine annually
  • Leukemia vaccine annually*
  • Frontline flea & tick prevention*
  • Deworming*

Senior Screen includes:

  • Blood chemistry
  • Thyroid screening
  • Complete blood count
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine culture & sensitivity
  • Blood pressue

*Indicates procedure for at risk animals