Your dog's health is important to us. For that reason, we recommend the following*:
Puppies less than 6 months (or any dog who has never had vaccines):
Comprehensive Physical Examination
Distemper (DHPP) every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age
Rabies (for pet's older than 12 weeks of age) booster due in one year
Bordetella (aka Kennel Cough) booster due in 6 months, then annually
Lyme (to protect against Lyme disease) booster due in 2-3 weeks, then annually
Leptospirosis booster due in 3-4 weeks, then annually
Corona booster due in 3-4 weeks, then at 1 year of age
Puppies 5-6 months of age:
Comprehensive Physical Exam
Preoperative Blood Screen
Heartworm/ Lyme/ E.canis/ Anaplasmosis Test performed initially at 4-6 months
of age and then annually.
Dogs of all ages:
Biannual Comprehensive Physical Examination
Heartworm Prevention year round
Flea/ Tick Prevention year round
Intestinal Parasite Examination (fecal analysis) at each puppy visit and then every
Deworming according to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Microchipping/ Pennsylvania Lifetime License/ National Pet Registration
Vaccinations based on your pet's needs
General Health Profile (blood testing) to evaluate your pet's internal health
To maximize your pet's health, we also recommend feeding a healthy diet, providing regular grooming including routine ear cleaning, toenail trims, and daily dental care.
We will be happy to discuss these procedures during your pet's visit.
* This list is to serve as a guide only. Your pet's needs may differ based on physical examination findings, blood test results, and/ or environmental stresses.