Animals age more quickly than humans do, so it is important that they get a wellness examination and receive booster vaccinations every year. Regular wellness examinations ensure that health problems are discovered early on, so that we can provide the best treatments possible. Most vaccines require annual boosters.
Puppies need to receive a series of vaccines from 6 weeks of age to 16 weeks of age. See our Puppy Packages page to find out how to save on the vaccines and dewormers that your puppy needs.
We recommend spaying females or neutering males at 6 months of age. This allows time for development, improves the animal's capability to metabolize anesthetic drugs, and helps to prevent future health problems.
During ages 1-7, we recommend annual wellness checkups, vaccines, and heartworm tests. We also recommend keeping ALL dogs on flea/tick and heartworm prevention every month, all year. Core recommended vaccines include Rabies and DHLPP (Distemper-Parvo), while we also offer optional vaccines for Bordetella (kennel cough), Lyme Disease, and Canine Influenza.
Dogs are considered geriatric around age 7. Older dogs should continue to receive rabies vaccines, DHLPP vaccines, and 4DX tests as usual. We recommend wellness exams and bloodwork at least once per year to ensure that any health problems are discovered as early as possible.