I need to bring in my new dog for an appointment, what can I expect?

Depending on the age of the dog and what previous veterinary care they have received this appointment will vary greatly, but as a general rule this is what you can expect for a new dog over 6 months of age, but less than 7 years old.

    Initial Appointment:

-          Complete exam - check from nose to tail including:

o   Checking eyes, ears, mouth and teeth

o   Heart and lung Sounds

o   Feel abdomen

o   Check temperature

o   Weight check

 

-          Fecal analysis to check for intestinal parasites

-          Discuss home dental care

-          Discuss any questions or concerns

-          Update any vaccines : Rabies, Distemper (DHPP), Lyme, Bordetella (if needed)

-          Heartworm blood test, includes screening for tick borne diseases ( if needed)

-          Dispense Interceptor for heartworm prevention (if needed)

-          Dispense Vectra 3D for flea and tick treatment and prevention (if needed)

-          Discuss and schedule spay/neuter (if needed)

 

*Your pet may need a follow up appointment to booster vaccines.  This is usually done 2 weeks after the initial appointment and there typically isn’t an office visit fee.