Annual Preventive Healthcare

We make health care recommendations based on your pet’s specific needs and requirements. Below you can find some of the general health care recommendations for all life stages.

Age

Canine Recommendations

Feline Recommendations

8 weeksPhysical exam
Fecal analysis + deworming
Flea PreventionVaccines: (1st booster)
DHPP, Coronavirus*
Physical exam
Fecal analysis + deworming
Flea PreventionVaccines: (1st booster)
FVRCP, FeLV*
12 weeksPhysical Exam
Deworming
Flea PreventionVaccines: (2nd booster)
DHPP, Bordetella*, Lepto*, Lyme*
Physical exam
Deworming
Flea PreventionVaccines: (1st booster)
FVRCP, FeLV*
16 weeksPhysical exam
DewormingVaccines: (3rd booster)
DHPP, Bordetella*, Lepto*, Lyme*, Rabies
Physical exam
DewormingVaccines: (3rd booster)
FVRCP, Rabies
6 months
(24 weeks)
Spay/Neuter
Pre-Anesthetic blood work
Microchip
Spay/Neuter
Pre-Anesthetic blood work
Microchip
Adult Annual
(1-7 years)
Physical exam
Heartworm testing + prevention (Revolution)
Fecal float + deworming
Blood work and urinalysisVaccines: DHPP, Bordetell*, Lepto*, Lyme*, Rabies
Physical exam
Fecal float + deworming
Flea Prevention (Revolution)
Blood work and urinalysisVaccines: FVRCP, Rabies, FeLV*
As RequiredDental CleaningDental Cleaning
Note: It is important that puppy/kitten boosters are not missed. Boosters must be given 3-4 weeks of one another and if one booster is missed the entire series may need to be repeated.
*  – indicates an elective vaccine

 

Alternatives to Vaccinations

If you do not wish to vaccinate your pets annually, you have the option of doing a vaccine titer instead. This is a simple blood test that we send out to an external laboratory. They measure the antibody levels in your pet’s system to determine if they still have immunity from their last vaccination. Vaccines are designed to last for 1 or 3 years (depending on the vaccine) however this is different in each animal based on their own individual immune system so sometimes they can acquire an immunity for longer than the time frame indicated on the label of the vaccine. Talk to your veterinarian for more information about vaccination titers.

***NOTE: Rabies titers are not accepted by the city as an alternative to vaccinating. The rabies vaccination is required by law.