Prolong Your Dog's Life
Sheboygan Animal Hospital is committed to providing your dog with a long and healthy life. The corner stone of good Canine Preventive Care is a thorough physical exam at least once a year. Remember that an annual exam for your dog is the equivalent to you seeing your doctor every 5-7 years.
Annual preventive care for dogs typically includes:
- A complete Physical Examination:
- Ear and Eye Examination
- Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
- Abdominal Palpation
- Dental Exam
- Dermatological Exam
- Musculoskeletal Evaluation
- Vaccines based on your dog’s lifestyle and/or breed. Core Vaccines include Rabies, Distemper and Leptospirosis. Our veterinarians may also recommend additional vaccines such as Lyme, Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and Influenza.
- Parasite Control Products to control parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites (such as round worms), fleas and ticks. Controlling these parasites helps protect your dog and your family members from easily transmitted parasites.
- Diagnostic Testing to confirm the absence of heartworms or other internal parasites and early disease screening tests to help identify any internal issues which cannot be detected during a thorough physical exam.
- Behavioral Counseling: Make sure to ask your veterinarian any questions you have regarding your dog's behavior. Changes in behavior can sometimes indicate developing physical problems. Your veterinarian will be happy to answer your questions or direct you to another staff member who can help you.
Your veterinarian 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 dog’s health.