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Canine Life Stages

CANINE LIFE STAGE HEALTH CARE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

LIFE STAGE

REGULAR HEALTH CARE

SPECIAL PROCEDURES

Puppy
< 12 mos

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Full physical exam

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Fecal +/- deworming

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DAPP vaccine at 8 weeks    

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DHLPP vaccine at 12 and 16 wks

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Bordetella vaccine
at 12 weeks +/-

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Rabies vaccine at 16 weeks

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Start heartworm prevention if < 6 months

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Heartworm test if > 6 months then start on
heartworm prevention

¨      Start
flea/tick control

·
OHE/Neuter

·
Preanesthetic bloodwork and urinalysis

 

Adult  – 1 to 7 years

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Full physical exam yearly

ü
Formulate appropriate vaccine schedule for
life style

ü
Discuss dental care

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Rabies vaccine every 3 years

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Bordetella vaccine
yearly +/-

¨      Heartworm
test and preventative

¨      Fecal
+/- deworming yearly

¨      Continue
heartworm, flea, tick and intestinal parasite prevention

·
Full screening labwork
at least every 2 years – CBC, Chemistry, electrolytes, urinalysis

·
Vaccine titer instead of DHLPP or *modified
annual protocol

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Dental cleaning as needed

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Screening thoracic and abdominal radiographs

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Screening electrocardiogram

Golden
years > 7 years

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Full physical exam every 6 months

ü
Monitor for weight changes

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Discuss age related diet changes

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Modify vaccine schedule appropriate for age
and lifestyle

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Discuss dental care

ü
Discuss ongoing health problems

ü
Discuss arthritis and pain management

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Rabies vaccine every 3 years

¨
Discuss vaccine schedule

¨
Bordetella vaccine
yearly +/-

¨      Heartworm
test and preventative

¨      Fecal
+/- deworming yearly

¨      Continue
heartworm, flea, tick and intestinal parasite prevention

 

·
Full labwork yearly
(CBC, chemistry, electrolytes, urinalysis)

·
Antibody titer instead of vaccine or *modified
annual protocol

·
Thoracic and abdominal radiographs yearly

·
Electrocardiogram yearly

·
Dental cleaning as needed

Note:
We carry Duramune Adult (by
Ft.Dodge) which is the first approved vaccine labeled for use in extended vaccination interval programs from CDV, CAV-2, AND CPV.

*Modified protocols may be appropriate for some pets for three key antigens:

-Canine distempervirus (CDV)

-Canine adenovirus type 2 (CAV-2)

-Canine parvovirus (CPV)