Wellness Recommendations

Bi-Annual Senior Canine Visit (Recommendations for Dogs over 7 years)

Generally, ‘senior dogs’ are above 7 years of age. The following recommendations are advised by Granada Animal Hospital during your senior dog’s bi-annual wellness visits. This is the standard to maintain basic wellness as dictated by your pet’s lifestyle and risk factors.

Complete Physical Examination every 6 months

Senior Wellness Blood Panel with Urinalysis (each at least annually)

Rabies Vaccine:

1-year or 3-year (to receive a 3-year pet must have received a 1-year vaccine first)

Distemper Vaccine (Da2PP):

1-year to 3-year duration depending on lifestyle

Annual Heartworm Test

Testing and verification of heartworm prevention.

Annual Intestinal Parasite Test

*If needed or not done prior to visit

Lifestyle and risk-based recommendations:

  • Tick borne disease testing
  • Bordetella (Kennel cough) Vaccine
  • Leptospirosis Vaccine
  • Lyme Vaccine

Additional things to consider:

  • Is your pet microchipped?
  • Are you keeping up with your pet’s oral care at home?
  • Are you feeding a clinically tested, veterinarian-approved diet?
  • What is your pet’s weight and body condition score?
  • Are you keeping up with your pet’s ear cleaning maintenance?
  • Have you heard of using the Gentle Leader to walk your dog?
  • Have you considered joint supplements to ease your dog’s joint pain?
  • Does your dog have any age or breed-related diseases?

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