Preventive Care for Dogs
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Preventive care is an essential part of keeping your dog happy and healthy. It will give you peace of mind and increase the odds of detecting underlying health conditions before they become advanced and expensive to manage.
How often should my dog see a veterinarian?
At SeaPort Veterinary Hospital, we make our preventive care recommendations using the guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Our veterinarians further customize their suggestions based on factors including your dog’s breed, age, lifestyle, and medical history.
What should I expect from my dog's wellness exam?
Think of your dog’s wellness exam like your routine physical exam with your own doctor.
Your veterinarian to make recommendations for:
- Vaccines based on your dog’s lifestyle and exposure
- Parasite screening and prevention (fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites, and heartworm)
- Wellness blood work to identify various health conditions that cannot be detected during a physical exam
At your dog’s annual exam, your veterinarian will answer any questions you may have and discuss other services that could improve their overall health such as spay or neutering, microchipping, and dental care.
To schedule your dog’s annual exam, call us at (978) 283-8883.