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Between the ages of six and eight weeks, you will start a series of three vaccinations, given three to four weeks apart, to protect them against the following: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, and Coronavirus.
Your puppy will receive a full physical exam with each visit. At this time we will also examine a fecal (stool) sample to check for any intestinal parasites such as roundworm, hookworm, whipworm, and coccidia. Your dog will be treated with the appropriate dewormer as needed.
At the age of six months, we recommend that your dog be neutered (ovariohysterectomy or castration) if you are not planning on breeding the dog.
Throughout your dog’s life, you will also need to provide heartworm prevention. We recommend year-round protection. We usually preform the first heartworm test, by blood sample, around one year of age. We currently carry Trifexis, Sentinel Spectrum, Sentinel, and Interceptor Plus.
One year after the last puppy vaccination, you will need to bring your dog in for an annual adult vaccination. We will send you a post card reminder. We also recommend having a wellness exam and a fecal preformed twice a year.
In order to maintain a Veterinarian Client Patient Relationship, we will need to see your pet once a year. By doing so, we can continue to dispense prescription medications if your dog is on them, or prescription food.
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