Preventative healthcare is important to help maintain good health for your pet. Preventative healthcare includes vaccinations to help prevent infectious diseases, regular parasite control, proper nutrition, home dental care, annual examinations and exercise.
Why vaccinate your dog?
Puppies which received colostrum from their mother's milk will initially have antibodies. These maternal antibodies start to diminish between 6-12 weeks old. It is between 6-8 weeks old that you should give your puppy his/her first vaccination so he/she can develop their own antibodies. These puppy vaccinations are repeated at 3-4 week intervals until your puppy is 4 months or 18-22 weeks old for last vaccination. Adult dogs require regular vaccinations in order to maintain immunity against infectious diseases.Our vaccination protocol is based on your dog's lifestyle.We offer the following vaccinations for your dog:
Why give year round heartworm prevention?
Heartworm disease is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. Heartworms reside in the heart and lung of infected dogs. The disease can be silent with no clinical symptoms until advanced disease is present. Treatment is costly and can be dangerous. This is why we recommend yearly testing and year round prevention. Prevention is more cost effective and proven to be safe. We recommend Heartgard Plus. This medication has the additional benefit of preventing and killing roundworms and hookworms which are known to be transmitted to people or children.