6-8 weeks of age
Physical examination
Puppy care advice
Deworming/heartworm preventative medication
DHPP vaccination includes Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo virus vaccine

10-12 weeks of age
Physical examination
2nd deworming DHPP booster
Bordetella (Kennel cough) vaccine

14-16 weeks of age
Physical examination
Establish parasite prevention program
DHPP booster vaccine
Bordetella booster vaccine
Rabies juvenile vaccine (valid for 1 year)

6-10 months of age
Spay female
Neuter male

14-16 months of age/Annual visits
Complete physical examination
Fecal check for internal parasites
DHPP annual vaccine
Bordetella annual vaccine
Rabies adult vaccine (valid for 3 years)
Heartworm blood test if needed
Heartworm preventative medication
Flea prevention and tapeworm treatment

Depending on your dog’s breed, it may be considered a “senior” at 5-7 years of age. Senior dogs, like people, face an increased risk of certain health problems. Early detection through the use of simple laboratory tests can help prolong and improve your dog’s quality of life. During your dog’s annual senior exam, we may recommend some of the following routine procedures:

  • Complete blood count
  • Chemistry profile
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood pressure
  • EKG