Preventative care:

 

      At Plateau Animal Hospital we believe in preventative care for your pet.  This includes annual wellness visits, dental care, proper life stage nutrition, and vaccinations.

 

Puppy Vaccination Protocol

• Rabies vaccine is recommended at 3 months of age or older and should be followed with a booster in 1 year then re-vaccinated every 3 yrs to maintain rabies titers.

• Distemper/parvovirus/hepatitis/parainfluenza (DHPP) is a series vaccine given at 6,9,12 and 16 weeks.  This should be re-vaccinated annually to maintain titers.

• Leptosporsis vaccine is recommended for pets that are likely to drink out of standing water, rivers, ponds or lakes.   The initial vaccines are given at 12 and 16 weeks.  Re-vaccination is recommended  annually.

• Bordetella vaccine is recommended for pets that go to a groomer routinely, boarding facility, dog parks or doggie play dates.  The initial vaccine can be given at 8 weeks and  re-vaccinated annually to maintain titers.

 

Adult Canine Wellness

• Annual physical exams are critical for ensuring your pet is healthy and you are not missing any medical conditions.

• Annual Heartworm testing is preferred and heart worm preventative is recommended every 30 days for the life of your pet.

• Annual blood-work is recommended after the age of 5-7 years to ensure your pet is healthy inside as well as outward.

• Annual dentals should be performed on your pet after the age 4-5 years depending on your pets dental health which should be evaluated annually at your pet's physical exam.

 

Kitten Vaccination Protocol

• Rabies vaccine is recommended at 3 months of age or older and should be followed with a booster vaccine in 1 year then re-vaccinated every 3 years to maintain titers.

• Feline calcivirus/rhinotracheitis/panlukopenia (FVRCP) is a series vaccine given at 9, 12 and 16 weeks.  This should be re-vaccinated annually to maintain titers.

• Feline leukemia vaccine is initially given at 9 and 12 weeks.  Re-vaccination is recommended annually.

• New kittens/cats to the household should be tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus immediately.

 

Adult Feline Wellness

• Annual physical exams are critical for ensuring your pet is healthy and you are not missing any medical conditions.

• Annual blood-work is recommended after the age of 5-7 years to ensure your pet is healthy inside as well as outward.

• Annual dentals should be performed on your pet after the age 4-5 years depending on your pets dental health which should be evaluated annually at your pet's physical exam.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer.  We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please contact us at 931-484-8060 for all your pet health care needs.

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