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Wellness care

To help keep your canine and feline family members healthy and happy, we recommend vaccinations or vaccine titers, fecal and heartworm laboratory tests, and a thorough physical examination at least once annually. For dogs, we also recommend a biannual Bordetella vaccination and fecal examination to minimize spread of upper respiratory infection and intestinal parasites. Since all our pets are individuals and experience a variety of lifestyles, we tailor vaccinations to your pet based on their age and living conditions.

As your pet ages, additional procedures are recommended as outlined in our geriatric care section.

Of course, puppies and kittens initially require much more frequent visits than our adult patients. You can see our puppy and kitten vaccination protocols below.

Puppy vaccination protocol

6 weeks
  • complete physical examination
  • 1st DHP-Parvo-Corona vaccination
  • 1st Bordetella vaccination
  • fecal test
  • first deworming
  • begin heartworm prevention
  • begin flea prevention
9 weeks
  • complete physical examination
  • 2nd DHP-Parvo-Corona vaccination
  • 2nd deworming
  • continue heartworm and flea prevention
12 weeks
  • complete physical examination
  • Rabies vaccination
  • 3rd DHP-Parvo-Corona vaccination
  • 2nd Bordetella vaccination
  • 1st Leptospirosis vaccination (if needed)
  • continue heartworm and flea prevention
15 weeks
  • complete physical examination
  • 4th DHP-Parvo-Corona vaccination
  • 3rd Bordetella vaccination
  • 2nd Leptospirosis vaccination (if needed)
  • continue heartworm and flea prevention


Kitten vaccination protocol

6 weeks
  • complete physical examination
  • 1st FVRCP vaccination
  • FeLV/FIV test
  • fecal test
  • first deworming
  • begin heartworm prevention
  • begin flea prevention
9 weeks
  • complete physical examination
  • 2nd FVRCP vaccination
  • 2nd deworming (if needed)
  • continue heartworm and flea prevention
12 weeks
  • complete physical examination
  • Rabies vaccination
  • 3rd FVRCP vaccination
  • 1st FeLV vaccination
  • continue heartworm and flea prevention
15 weeks
  • complete physical examination
  • 4th FVRCP vaccination
  • 2nd FeLV vaccination
  • continue heartworm and flea prevention