Wellness Advice 2017-10-11T19:20:33+00:00

Pet Health Guidelines

Helpful advice regarding your pet’s vaccination schedule, spaying & neutering, parasite prevention, and other important general care topics.

Dogs
Cats

For Puppies

  • Puppies need a series of distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, and corona virus vaccinations once every 3-4 weeks, starting at 6 weeks old until 20 weeks.
  • Spay or neuter by 6 months of age.

Daily

  • Feed your dog a healthy diet. Ask us about products we recommend.
  • Make sure your dog gets enough exercise. Take long walks, run with your dog, or play fetch.
  • Ideally, brush your dog’s teeth daily. You may also want to make use of specially-formulated dental treats.

Monthly

  • Heartworm and other parasite preventative medication
  • Flea and tick control

Yearly

  • Bring your dog to the veterinarian for a checkup.
  • Distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus vaccination (DHPP)
  • Rabies vaccination (depending on vaccination status, it can also be once every three years)
  • Bordetella vaccination
  • Lyme disease vaccination
  • Heartworm check
  • Professional dental cleaning. Your dog may need cleanings more or less often, so ask us about your specific needs.

Cats

For Kittens

  • A series of three distemper, rhinotrcheitis, and calci (FVRCP) combo vaccinations during the first 16 weeks of life, along with a booster at one year of age.
  • First rabies shot by 6 months of age.
  • Spay or neuter by 6 months of age.

Daily

  • Feed your cat a healthy diet. Ask us about products we recommend.
  • Find time to play with your cat so that they get regular exercise. Cat towers and toys can also provide them with an incentive to play on their own.
  • Ideally, brush your cat’s teeth daily. You may also want to make use of specially-formulated dental treats.

Monthly

  • Heartworm preventative medication
  • Flea and tick control

Yearly

  • Bring your cat to the veterinarian for a checkup.
  • Distemper, rhinotrcheitis, and calci vaccination (FVRCP)
  • Feline leukemia test and vaccination
  • Professional dental cleaning. Your cat may need cleanings more or less often, so ask us about your specific pet’s needs.