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Routine Wellness Exams and Vaccines:

DOGS

  • DHPP: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus. This combination is first given at 6-8 weeks of age and every 3-4 weeks thereafter until the last vaccination is given at 20 weeks of age. If the animal is 16 weeks of age or older and has not received this vaccination, then a minimum of 2 vaccines is required, 3 weeks apart. This vaccine is repeated at the 1 year wellness exam visit then goes to every 3 years. A vaccine titer will be offered at 2 years of age to be sure your pet has responded well to the vaccine.
  • Leptospirosis: 4-way Leptospirosis, given at 12 weeks and 20 weeks of age and then yearly thereafter. This is a bacterial vaccine, please call (231)938-9500 - if you have any questions.
  • RABIES: First given at 16 weeks of age, it is a 1-year vaccine the first time your pet receives it and a 3-year vaccine thereafter.
  • BORDATELLA: This vaccine is recommended for boarding and grooming. For dogs that have never been vaccinated, an Intranasal vaccine is given, followed by an inject able vaccine 3 weeks later. After that, and for all previously vaccinated dogs, an Inject able booster is given every 6 - 12 months.
  • LYME: A series of 2 vaccines given 3 weeks apart and then annually thereafter. Not recommended unless traveling in endemic areas. (i.e. Western Upper Peninsula Michigan, Wisconsin, or East Coast of the United States)
  • FECAL EXAM: Recommended annually for all pets. For puppies, there should be 2 negative fecals during the course of the series of visits. The last one is to be done at the last visit in the series.
  • HEARTWORM TEST: Started at the 1st annual visit and repeated yearly.
  • Internal Medicine: Diabetes, Cushing’s Disease, Hyperthyroidism, Addison’s Disease
  • DEWORMING: Recommended at first visit and once more at the second visit, for all puppies.

CATS

  • FVRCP: Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia. This combination is first given at 6-8 weeks of age and every 3 weeks thereafter until the last vaccination at 16 weeks of age. If the animal is 16 weeks of age or older and has not received this vaccination, then a minimum of 2 vaccines are required, 3 weeks apart. This vaccine, when boostered, is given every 3 years.
  • RABIES: First given at 16 weeks of age, and again at 1st annual exam visit, then every 3 years.
  • FELINE LEUKEMIA: Testing should be done on all cats/kittens at their 1st visit or after 12 weeks of age. The vaccine is highly recommended for cats that go outside or live in a household where there is an outdoor cat. 2 vaccines initially 3 weeks apart, annually thereafter.
  • FECAL EXAM: Recommended annually for all pets. For kittens, there should be 2 negative fecals during the course of the series of visits. The last one is to be done at the last visit in the series.
  • DEWORMING Recommended at first visit and once more at the second visit.

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