Prolong Your Dog's Life
Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic provides a full range of preventive care services to help your dog live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.
Our veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We then customize our recommendations based on your dog's hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.
Annual preventive care for dogs typically includes:
- At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions.
During the exam our doctors will perform a:
- Ear and Eye Examination
- Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
- Temperature Reading
- Abdominal Palpation
- Dental Exam
- Dermatological Exam
- Musculoskeletal Evaluation
- Vaccines* based on your dog's lifestyle and/or breed. Core Vaccines include Rabies, Distemper and Leptospirosis. Our veterinarians may also recommend additional vaccines such as Lyme, Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and Canine Influenza.
- Parasite Control Products to control parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites (such as round worms), fleas and ticks. Controlling these parasites helps protect your dog and your family members from easily transmitted parasites.
- Diagnostic Testing* to confirm the absence of heartworms or other internal parasites and early disease screening tests to help identify any internal issues which cannot be detected during a thorough physical exam.
- Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as Dental Care or Microchipping that will benefit your dog's overall health and wellbeing and advise you on any questions you might have regarding your dog's health.
Rabies virus is transferable to all mammals including humans. It has a 100% fatality rate. Rabies vaccine is an annual immunization that is required by all states. There also is a 3-year vaccine available if recommended by the veterinarian.
This vaccine is subcutaneous injection for dogs that includes distemper, two strains of hepatitis (adenovirus), parvo virus, parainfluenza, and corona virus.
This vaccine is used to help prevent infectious tracheal bronchitis, more commonly known as Kennel Cough. It is a contagious respiratory disease.
This vaccine is a subcutaneous injection that is used to help prevent canine influenza H3N8. This is highly contagious respiratory disease that can be fatal.
We recommend a booster vaccine every 3-4 weeks starting at 6-8 weeks of age. Once your pet is 16 weeks of age, they are old enough for their last booster and also their rabies vaccine. If your puppy gets a late start, it is not a problem. We would still recommend a booster every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age, with a minimum of 2 boosters.
A heartworm test is a blood test that checks your pet for heartworm disease. Since heartworms are so prevalent in this area, we recommend your pet(s) stay on preventative year round, and also do the blood test once a year.
A fecal test checks your pet for intestinal parasites. Besides worms, there are other intestinal parasites that can make your pet sick. Many times, pets with parasites will not show any symptoms and you probably will not see any evidence in the stools. Even pets with normal stools can be carrying parasites. Several parasites are transferable to people therefore annual testing is recommended.