How often to see your dog vet Vancouver WA:
You know your dog needs regular visits to your veterinarian to stay healthy. If you’re wondering how often to schedule those visits, the answer is, it depends on his or her life stage.
Puppies will initially need to come in every few weeks to get vaccinations. They will need to get shots for rabies, distemper-parvo, kennel cough, and other diseases. They will also start on treatment for fleas and ticks and heartworm prevention. During puppy visits, your veterinarian will check to see how the pup is growing, and find out how training, housebreaking and socialization is progressing. Your veterinarian will also talk to you about spaying and neutering, and set your appointment for that procedure too.
During your dog’s adult years, your veterinarian recommends annual visits. Your dog will get a complete physical, and your dog vet Vancouver WA may recommend tests to diagnose any problems your dog is experiencing, or anything she finds during the exam. Dogs also need booster shots periodically during their adult years.
Senior dogs may need to visit the veterinarian more frequently because there are some changes happening in their bodies that may prompt your veterinarian to do some blood or urine tests. They want to see how different organs are functioning as your dog ages. This is the time to bring to your vet’s attention any changes you see in your dog’s behavior, activity level or eating and drinking habits, as these can be warning signs of something that needs to be dealt with.
At Claus Paws, your dog’s health and well-being are important to us. We want to see your pets on a regular basis to make sure they have a happy life with you.