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CANINE PREVENTIVE HEALTH PROGRAM

Newborn puppies should be examined within the first 24 hours of life.   The mother should also be examined within 24 hours for retained fetuses or afterbirth, to check the quality of milk and to treat accordingly.   Blood tests or x-rays may be needed in certain cases to get additional information.

When What
3 Weeks Physical Exam
Deworming as needed
6, 8, 10, 12, 14 Weeks Vaccinations:  Distemper, Lepto, Parvo, Corona, Lyme, Bordetella 
Deworming as needed
Nutritional Planning
Heartworm Preventative at 12 weeks
Flea and tick control
as needed
Monitor Dentition
Extract decidious (baby) teeth as needed to prevent damage to adult teeth or abnormal bite.
Correct bite as needed - braces or pulling adult teeth may be needed to prevent crowding
16 weeks Rabies Vaccination (County Tag required)
6 months Spay females
Neuter males
Extract decidious (baby) teeth
or permanent teeth that may be causing crowding (if not already pulled.)
10 months Physical exam
Vaccinations - Parvo/Corona Booster
Fecal exam (deworm as needed)
Reevaluate bite  if any decidious (baby) teeth, extract as needed.
1 Year  Physical exam (done every 6 months at time of vaccination)
Vaccinations - distemper, boretella, lyme and rabies given annually, parvo and corona boosters are given twice a year
Fecal exam - done twice a year
Heartworm tests - annually
Spay or neuter those who were undecided earlier
Dental Exams done every six months, cleaning and polishings should be done at regular intervals
Treat skin problems as needed (thyroid tests, skin testing, culture and sensitivity, and skin biopsies may be recommended as needed
6 Yrs and older Pets 6 years of age or older need additional blood tests for early detection of any organ dysfunction or failure.   In many cases, the earlier we find the problem in organs such as liver, kidney, etc., the more likely we can help the animals by prescribing the appropriate medication or even a diet change
Breeding Animals X-ray hips for OFA Certification at 2 years of age
Thyroid test at 2 years of age or earlier, (if not cycling regularly.
Brucellosis test previous to breeding
Vaginal smears with culture and sensitivity should be done on the first signs of the heat cycle in which breeding is intended
Suspected pregnant dogs should be examined at four weeks after breeding o try to diagnose pregnancy, if pregnant, change to special diet, recheck exam in six weeks
Blood tests and x-rays should be done at 8 weeks of age
If breed requires tail docking and or declawing, it should be done between three and five days old
Breed that require ear cropping should be scheduled between ten and twelve weeks of age for surgery.
As always, no rule is without change or exception so always check with your veterinarian
 

Quail Roost Animal Hospital
Julio A. Ibáñez, D.V.M.
10575 S.W. 186 Street (Quail Roost Drive)
Miami, Florida   33157
(305) 235-4991 Office