PUPPY CARE SCHEDULE: DATE AGE 6-8 wks PROCEDURE: Comprehensive Physical Exam 1st Distemper/Parvo Vaccine 1st Corona Vaccine Fecal Sample 1st Worming Medication Comprehensive Physical Exam 2nd Distemper/Parvo Vaccine 2nd Corona Vaccine 1st Lymes Vaccine (optional) 2nd Worming Medication Comprehensive Physical Exam 3rd Distemper/Parvo Vaccine Rabies Vaccine (1 year) 2nd Lymes Vaccine (optional) Fecal Sample Bordatella Spay/Neuter ADULT DOG CARE SCHEDULE: YEARLY Comprehensive Physical Exam* Distemper/Parvo Vaccine Bordetella Vaccine (If Boarding) Rabies Vaccine (Every Other Year) Lymes Vaccine Heartworm/Lymes/Ehrlichia Test Fecal Exam *The information we gather from the comprehensive physical exam becomes part of your pet’s medical history and can be critical in the event of an emergency or sudden illness. As part of the exam, the doctor: -Checks for significant weight loss/gain -Checks the condition of legs, hips, joints and spine -Assesses the hair, coat, and skin for signs of infection, fleas, ticks or mites -Checks the abdomen for abnormal masses or pain -Listens to the chest for heart murmurs, irregular beats and abnormal lung sounds -Examines the eyes for cataracts, glaucoma or inflammation -Checks the ears for mites, infection or inflammation -Evaluates the nose and nasal passages for signs of respiratory disease -Checks the teeth and gums for periodontal disease, tartar and cavities GERIATRIC DOG CARE SCHEDULE: PROCEDURE Comprehensive Physical Exam CBC/SMA blood test WHAT IT LOOKS FOR Weight loss/gain, ears, eyes, mouth, and nose Anemia, Changes in white blood count which would indicate an infection/inflammation, Diabetes, Kidney disease, Liver disease Detects hyper & hypothyroidism Early detection for a Urinary Tract Infection, Kidney Function and Diabetes Shows masses and internal changes Heart Disease 9-12 wks T4 blood test Urinalysis X-Ray EKG 13-16 wks 6 months FLEAS/TICKS: If you have to treat your puppy for fleas or ticks, be sure to use a product specially formulated for use on puppies such as Frontline Plus. We will be happy to go over and help you choose the right treatment for your new pet. HEARTWORM DISEASE/PREVENTATIVE: Heartworm is a disease spread by mosquitos. We recommend using Heartgard Plus chewables on a monthly basis to prevent this disease. Yearly blood tests as well as year round treatment are the best protection for your pet. VITAMINS: A growing puppy needs extra vitamins and nutrients in their diet especially if they have had a parasitic infection. Supplements are often in a paste form that they find extremely palatable and you can use as a treat. Animals enter the geriatric stage of life between the ages of 7-10 years. It is more important than ever to maintain your animal’s health with regular yearly exams. Screenings, like those listed above in conjunction with exams can often detect diseases in the earliest stages making them easier to treat. Watch your cat closely. Observe and record any changes that would be helpful to the doctor: *Does my dog have difficulty getting up and down or is sore after running? *Has my pet gained or lost a lot of weight? *Is my dog coughing or does he/she seem winded after walking/playing? *Has my pet had increased episodes of vomiting or diarrhea? *Is my dog drinking more? *Is my pet urinating more or sometimes has accidents? *Has my dog’s eating habits changed? *Does my pet seem disoriented or slow to respond sometimes? *Does my dog have bad smelling breath and/or red irritated gums? *Is my dog acting like him/herself?