Preventive Care For Dogs

Apple Country Veterinary Hospital provides a full range of preventive care services to help your pet live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

Annual preventive care for dogs and cats typically includes:

•At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions. During the exam our doctors will perform a:

     ◦Ear and Eye Examination
     ◦Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
     ◦Temperature Reading
     ◦Abdominal Palpation
     ◦Dental Exam
     ◦Dermatological Exam
     ◦Musculoskeletal Evaluation

Vaccines based on your pet’s lifestyle and/or breed. Core Vaccines for dogs include Rabies and Distemper/Parvovirus. Our veterinarians may also recommended additional vaccines such as Leptospirosis, Lyme and Bordetella (Kennel Cough). Core vaccines for cats include Rabies and Feline Distemper. Our doctors may will also recommend Feline Leukemia for outdoor cats.

Parasite Control Products to control parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites (such as round worms), fleas and ticks. Controlling these parasites helps protect you pet and your family members from easily transmitted parasites.

Diagnostic Testing to confirm the absence of heartworms (dogs) and to screen for feline leukemia or feline aids (cats). Fecal centrifugation testing is recommended to screen for intestinal parasites. A comprehensive blood panel is recommended for all senior pets in order to identify any internal issues which cannot be detected during a thorough physical exam.

•Our doctors will also discuss other services, such as dental care or microchipping that will benefit your dog’s overall health and wellbeing and advise you on any questions you might have regarding your pet’s health.

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*Office hours are by appointment only and are subject to change.


8:00 am-6:00 pm


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8:00 am-6:00 pm


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