Canine Annual Preventative
Health Care

Canine annual preventative medicine

The following procedures will be performed at a canine’s annual physical examination:

  1. Comprehensive medical history
  2. Complete physical examination: a complete nose to tail evaluation of your pet.
  3. External parasite examination, checking for fleas, ticks, lice and signs of potential mites.
  4. Fecal intestinal parasite examination.
    • Fecal intestinal parasites can infect humans
    • Twice yearly fecal intestinal parasite examinations are recommended by The Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  5. Annual heartworm & tick serology blood test.
  6. Vaccine assessment.
  7. Body condition score analysis.
  8. Nutrition and proper feeding instruction.
  9. Flea and tick prevention discussion.
  10. Heartworm prevention discussion.
  11. Dental and oral health prevention discussion.
  12. Junior wellness blood profile is recommended annually for healthy pets between the ages of 1-7 years old. The goal of this wellness screening is to establish a good baseline of significant blood values and continue to monitor them regularly throughout your pet’s growth and early years. Because your pet cannot communicate symptoms that might indicate an illness or disease, diagnostic testing along with wellness screening will help to ensure that your pet is on the right track. A good baseline of information is important for early screening for medical conditions that may arise in the future. Identifying these changes early on in disease can enable you and your veterinarian to take a proactive role in the treatment and prevention of disease.
  13. Seniors (Age 6-9) should have a wellness blood profile and thyroid screening performed (total body function analysis).
  14. Geriatrics (Ages 10+) should have an annual general senior profile performed including blood analysis, thyroid screening with urinalysis along with twice yearly examination. Consider a vitamin supplement and chondroprotective supplements.