Dog Health Care

Puppy
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Intestinal parasite screening and treatment
  • Puppy DA2PP vaccine
  • Bordetella vaccine*
  • Nutritional and behavioral recommendation
  • Heartworm, flea and parasite prevention recommendations
  • New Puppy Kit
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Intestinal parasite screening and treatment
  • Puppy DA2PP vaccine
  • Puppy leptospirosis vaccine
  • Bordetella vaccine*
  • Heartworm, flea and parasite prevention recommendations
  • Nutritional, dental and behavioral recommendations
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Puppy DA2PP vaccine
  • Puppy leptospirosis vaccine
  • Heartworm, flea and parasite prevention recommendations
  • Nutritional, dental and behavioral recommendations
    Puppies are growing fast, proper nutrition is important. We recommend measured, portioned feeding of an age-appropriate, high quality diet combined with a regular, structured exercise regimen (daily walks, agility, etc.). Ask your veterinarian to recommend the proper diet for your puppy.
Adult
    • Annual comprehensive physical exam
    • Intestinal parasite screening and treatment
    • Heartworm test
    • Rabies vaccine
    • Bordetella vaccine*
    • DA2PP vaccine
    • Leptospirosis vaccine
    • Professional dental cleanings as needed
    • Heartworm, flea and parasite control recommendations
    • Nutritional and behavioral recommendations
    • Preventative Dental Care

* Our Doctor Staff will discuss lifestyle risk factors for your pet.

Choosing the right dog food along with exercise, affects your pets  ability to maintain their ideal, healthy weight. We recommend measured, portioned feeding of an age-appropriate, high quality diet combined with a regular, structured exercise regimen (daily walks, agility, etc.). Ask your veterinarian to recommend the proper diet for your dog.

Mature
  • Intestinal parasite screening and treatment
  • Heartworm test
  • DA2PP vaccine
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Leptospirosis vaccines
  • Bordetella vaccine*
  • Heartworm, flea and parasite prevention
      recommendations
  • Nutritional and behavioral recommendations
    * Our Doctor Staff will discuss lifestyle risk factors for your pet.

Dogs are very good at masking illness and diseases that may be present even in dogs that do not appear to be sick. If a disease can be detected early, before any signs of illness, then steps can often be taken to manage or correct the problem before permanent damage occurs. Wellness testing is particularly important in mature dogs, since there is a greater risk that they will develop disease or have an ongoing condition that needs to be monitored. Your veterinary could recomend the following tests.

  • Organ biochemical profile
  • Complete blood count
  • Thyroid test
  • Urinalysis

Any dog can develop arthritis. Knowing the signs of arthritis pain will help you determine when your dog may need veterinary attention. Ask these simple questions:
  • Does your dog tire easily or lag behind during long walks?
  • Does your dog limp or appear stiff after activity?
  • Is your dog reluctant to climb stairs or jump up?
  • Is your dog slow to rise from a resting position?
  • If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, talk to your veterinarian.

    Help to make sure that your pet will be healthy and active for as long as possible. We recommend measured, portioned feeding of an age-appropriate, high quality diet combined with a regular, structured exercise regimen (daily walks, agility, etc.). Ask your veterinarian to recommend the proper diet for your dog.

    Preventive Dental Care

    Quality dental care is vitally important to your dog's preventive health care.

    80% of dogs over the age of 3 suffer from periodontal disease; you can add 2-4 years to your pet’s life with proper dental care.

    The health of your pet’s teeth depends on routine home care and regular professional (cleaning) scaling and polishing. Without regular care, periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis, can affect the gums and the bone supporting your pet’s teeth. Advanced oral disease can increase the risk of infection that leads to tooth loss, heart, liver and kidney disease.

    Warning signs of dental problems

    Tartar buildup on teeth (this is a yellow or brown build up at the base of the tooth).

    • Bad breath
    • Changes in eating habits.
    • Abnormal drooling.
    • Gums bleeding.
    • Tooth loss.
    • Broken teeth.
    • Retained baby teeth.
    • Swelling or growth in mouth.
    • Change in behavior.

    What To Expect When You Bring Your Pet In For An Annual Dental Cleaning

      • Patient arrives in the morning and will stay for the day.
      • Pre-Anesthetic blood screen (recommended).
      • General anesthesia.
      • Thorough oral exam.
      • Periodontal dental disease evaluation.
      • Digital x-rays.
      • Extractions (if needed).
      • Scale and polish.
      • Fluoride treatment
      • Patient is moved to recovery and monitored.

      For more information read our dental Blog

    Ways You Can Protect Your Pet's Teeth And Gums At Home.

    • Brush your pet’s teeth daily. We recommend the use of a enzymatic pet toothpaste.
    • Use pet oral rinse to treat gingivitis or infection.
    • Chews for dental disease like Greenies® or RalstonVet Enzymatic Chews®. We do not recommend dried natural bones or hard nylon products because these products are to hard. These hard products may cause broken teeth or damage gums.
    • Diets like Science diet® Oral care or Prescription Diet® T/D.
    • Schedule annual oral examinations and dental cleanings.
    • Ask your veterinarian about other ways that you can care for your pet’s dental needs.
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