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1. Complete Physical Examination – Annual

Based on the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommendations, this includes a patient’s history, temperature, attitude, hydration, mucous membrane color, capillary refill time, eyes (including pupils and retinas), ears, nose, mouth/throat, peripheral lymph nodes, heart, pulses, lungs/respiration, abdomen, urogenital system, skin, perineal and rectal exam, musculoskeletal system, and neurologic system.


2. Blood Work – Annual

  • CBC, biochemical profile, heartworm test


3. Additional Testing – Annual

  • Urinalysis, fecal exam


4. Preventive Medications – Annual

  • Heartworm Preventative

  • Flea and Tick Control


5. Vaccinations – Guidelines as per AAHA

Core Vaccines - Required


  • Canine Parvovirus (CPV-2, MLV)

  • Canine Distemper Virus (CDV, MLV) or recombinant rCanine Distemper Virus (rCDV)

  • Canine Adenovirus-2 (CAV-2, MLV parenteral)

  • Rabies 1-year (killed) or 3-year (killed) as per state legislation


Non-Core Vaccines – As Recommended by Local Veterinarian


  • Parainfluenza Virus (CPIV, MLV-parenteral)

  • Bordetella bronchiseptica (killed bacterin or cell wall antigen extract, parenteral)

  • Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme borreliosis killed whole bacterin or rLyme borreliosis[OspA])

  • Leptospirosis (killed bacterin) - serovar specific for endemic types:

  • Leptospira interrogans with canicola and icterohaemorrhagiae

  • Also available with serovars grippotyphosa and Pomona


NOTE: Exam includes any necessary further testing based on abnormalities found during a medical examination.


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