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Preventive Care

Our annual wellness exams will provide your pet with a thorough examination, which will help diagnosis current problems, inform us of any developing problems or just provide us with your pet’s baseline (normal) findings for future reference. These findings will aid us in making recommendations on how to improve your pet’s health and life’s longevity. Listed below is the complete breakdown of what is included in each annual wellness exam:

DOG WELLNESS EXAM CHECKLIST

 
ADULT DOGS

**small/medium dogs: 1-7 years** **large/giant breeds: 1-6 years**

  • COMPLETE PHYSICAL EXAM

  • CBC/CHEMISTRY PANEL

  • VACCINATIONS

  • URINALYSIS

  • PARASITE (FECAL) CHECK

  • HEARTWORM CHECK

  • DENTAL EXAM

SENIOR

**small/medium dogs: 7-12 years** **large/giant breeds: 6-9 years**

  • INCLUDES ADULT WELLNESS +

  • CHEST/ABD RADIOGRAPHS

  • ARTHRITIS CHECK

  • THYROID CHECK

  • ULTRASOUND SCAN

GERIATRIC

**small/medium dogs: 13+ years** **large/giant breeds: 10+ years**

  • INCLUDES ADULT/SR WELLNESS +

  • GLAUCOMA/FUNDIC EXAM

  • EKG

CAT WELLNESS EXAM CHECKLIST

ADULT CATS (1-6 YEARS)
  • COMPLETE PHYSICAL EXAMCBC/CHEMISTRY PANEL

  • VACCINATIONS

  • URINALYSIS

  • PARASITE (FECAL) CHECK

  • HEARTWORM CHECK

  • DENTAL EXAM

SENIOR CATS (7-12 YEARS)
  • INCLUDES ADULT WELLNESS +

  • THYROID CHECKGLAUCOMA/FUNDIC EXAM

  • OSTEOARTHRITIS CHECK

  • RENAL DISEASE SCREEN

  • CHEST/ABD XRAY

  • ULTRASOUND SCAN

GERIATRIC CATS (13+ YEARS)
  • INCLUDES ADULT/SR WELLNESS +

  • RENAL/LIVER/DIABETES SCREEN

  • EKG

COMPLETE PHYSICAL EXAM

**basic eyes, ears and nose exam
**dental exam (checking for the presence of gingivitis, growths, tartar build up, etc.)
**skin (including hair coat and for the presence of growths)
**musculoskeletal problems (signs of pain in the joints or back, etc.)
**check weight (for underweight or obesity)
**auscultation of the heart and lungs.

CBC/CHEMISTRY PANEL

**CBC provides information on the amount of red blood cells (RBCs) present in the blood (used to diagnose anemia) and white blood cells (WBCs) which may indicate infection. The chemistry panel is used to evaluate your pet’s major organs (ie. kidneys, liver, pancreas etc). 1
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URINALYSIS

**The urine contains by-products from many organs such as the kidneys, liver and pancreas. Abnormal levels of these by-products can indicate diseases including diabetes, liver and kidney disease.1
1. ? 1999 IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

PARASITE (FECAL) CHECK

**Internal parasites are very common to your pets. A large percentage of puppies and kittens have internal parasites because they are transmitted from their mother. Adult dogs and cats can also acquire parasites from contaminated feces, dirt or water. Without periodically checking your pet for these parasites, your pet may be at risk for underdevelopment, malnourishment, and even death!

HEARTWORM CHECK

**A yearly heartworm test (can be run in-house using a small blood sample) should be performed, even if your pet has been on heartworm prevention. If your pet misses their monthly prevention for more than one month, he/she should have the heartworm test performed, to assure they had not been exposed during the lapse in prevention.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK

**monitors for high blood pressure (hypertension), which is common in certain diseases, ie. kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, seizures, congestive heart failure etc.

GLAUCOMA/FUNDIC EXAM

**Glaucoma test is used for determining the presence of high intraocular pressure within the eye that may cause subsequent vision loss. **Fundic exam is a complete examination of the retina, optic nerve and vessels.

CHEST/ABD XRAY

**able to view 2-view images of the heart (size & shape), lungs, ribs, spinal vertebrae, trachea, esophagus, and abdominal organs for any abnormalities.

EKG

**measures the heart rate and the electrical impulses of the heart for signs of heart enlargements or diseases.

ULTRASOUND

**a noninvasive means of viewing internal organs and tissue

PUPPY AGE

(Recommended)

VACCINATION PROTOCOL

PUPPY #1

(6w-8w)

PHYSICAL EXAM                   DHPP +/- CORONA** VACCINE           

FECAL                             DEWORMING                                 RX HW/FLEA PREVENTION

PUPPY #2

(9w-11w)

PUPPY #2

(9w-11w)

PHYSICAL EXAM                   DHPP +/- CORONA**  VACCINE       

FECAL                             DEWORMING                                 RX HW/FLEA PREVENTION

PUPPY #3

(12w-14w)

PHYSICAL EXAM                   DHPP +/- CORONA**  VACCINE                           

BORDETELLA                 DEWORMING                                  RX HW/FLEA PREVENTION

(*LEPTOSPIROSIS OPTIONAL 1st)

PUPPY #4

(15w-18w)

DHPP +/- CORONA                                                                  RX HW/FLEA PREVENTION

RABIES 1 YEAR

(*LEPTOSPIROSIS OPTIONAL 2nd)

1ST LYME/ 1ST FLU (BIVALENT)                                             RX HW/FLEA PREVENTION

PUPPY #5

(19w-21w)

VACCINATION PROTOCOLS

CANINE VACCINATION PROTOCOL

You should have your new pet examine by a licensed veterinarian as soon as he/she joins your family. On your first visit, your veterinarian will discuss the vaccinations and vaccination schedule, diet, heartworm and flea/tick prevention, obedience training, housebreaking and microchipping. 

Vaccinations are a very important part of your pet’s life. Vaccines help to prevent potentially chronic or deadly illnesses.

2ND LYME/ 2ND FLU (BIVALENT)                                             RX HW/FLEA PREVENTION

PUPPY#6

(22w-25w)

PUPPY #7

(6 MO OLD)

PUPPY HEARTWORM TEST

ADULT

VACCINATION PROTOCOL

ANNUAL BOOSTERS

ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAM                                        DHPP +/- CORONA**

FECAL                                                                          BORDETELLA (every 6 mo.)

HEARTWORM (ACCUPLEX)                                      RABIES (every 3 yo.)

DENTAL EXAM                                                           LYME**

FLU (BIVALENT)**                                                     LEPTOSIROSIS**

Rx HW/Flea PREVENTION

**non-core, optional vaccination, but highly recommended

POST VACCINATION- Your pet may become drowsy for several hours following vaccination. If you notice extreme lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive salivation, swelling at the vaccination site (may occur a few days later), or most important- swelling of the face, eyes, ears or muzzle- this must be addressed immediately (this is an anaphylactic reaction) by your veterinarian or emergency clinic!

**ALL VACCINATIONS AND DEWORMINGS SHOULD BE PERFORMED BY OR UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED VETERINARIAN**

FELINE VACCINATION PROTOCOL

You should have your new pet examine by a licensed veterinarian as soon as he/she joins your family. On your first visit, your veterinarian will discuss the vaccinations and vaccination schedule, diet, heartworm and flea/tick prevention, obedience training, housebreaking and microchipping. 

Vaccinations are a very important part of your pet’s life. Vaccines help to prevent potentially chronic or deadly illnesses.

KITTEN AGE

(Recommended)

VACCINATION PROTOCOL

KITTEN #1

(6w-8w)

KITTEN #2

(9w-11w)

KITTEN #3

(12w-14w)

FVRCP VACC                  FECAL                DEWORMING             FELV/FIV TEST

     Rx FLEA PREVENTION                                                       +/- 1ST LEUKEMIA VACC

FVRCP VACC                  FECAL                DEWORMING           

     Rx FLEA PREVENTION                                                       +/- 2ND LEUKEMIA VACC

FVRCP VACC                  RABIES 1 YR                  

RX FLEA PREVENTION                                                         Rx HEARTWORM PREVENTION**

ADULT

VACCINATION PROTOCOL

ANNUAL BOOSTERS

ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAM              FVRCP VACC                         LEUKEMIA VACC         

FECAL                                                RABIES VACC                        DENTAL EXAM

Rx FLEA PREVENTION                                                                   HEARTWORM PREVENTION

POST VACCINATION- Your pet may become drowsy for several hours following vaccination. If you notice extreme lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive salivation, swelling at the vaccination site (may occur a few days later), or most important- swelling of the face, eyes, ears or muzzle- this must be addressed immediately (this is an anaphylactic reaction) by your veterinarian or emergency clinic!

**ALL VACCINATIONS AND DEWORMINGS SHOULD BE PERFORMED BY OR UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED VETERINARIAN**

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