Preventive Care Plans for Dogs cover your dog’s annual wellness needs with some amazing membership perks. Members receive medical exams at no cost and a 10% discount on most products and services outside of the Plan. Plans last a full year!
All Preventive Care Plans for Dogs include two semi-annual wellness exams, core vaccinations, heartworm screen, tick-disease screen, intestinal parasite screen, and an age-based blood screen. Additional diagnostic testing is included on some Plans.
Your dog will be examined by our veterinarian from nose to tail for tumors and signs of pain or arthritis. We will assess her overall appearance. Your dog’s heart and lungs will be listened to for abnormalities. Her eyes, ears, nose, and mouth will be evaluated as well.
You’ll discuss medical history, behavior changes, lifestyle, and nutrition with our veterinarian. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and address any of your concerns.
Vaccinations prevent several common bacterial and viral infections. For dogs, we vaccinate to prevent distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, and rabies. Depending on your dog’s lifestyle, vaccines protecting against leptospirosis and bordetella may be indicated and are included in our Plans.
The wellness profile includes a heartworm screen, tick disease screen, intestinal parasite screen, and an age-based blood screen. Additional screening tests are included on the Advanced and Optimum Plans for Dogs.
A heartworm screen is included in our Plans. Heartworm disease is a serious disease in dogs. Heartworms can cause severe lung disease, heart failure, and damage to other organs in the body. They are spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. It’s important to screen for heartworm disease and eliminate heartworm larvae with a monthly preventative. Learn more about heartworm disease from the American Heartworm Society.
Tick Disease Screen
A tick disease screen is included in our Plans. This test screens for Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma. These diseases are transmitted from the bite of an infected tick. Lyme Disease and Anaplasma do not have high prevalence in our area.
However, in Taney County, nearly 25% of dogs screened for Ehrlichia have a positive result. Dogs can become infected within hours of a tick’s initial attachment. Symptoms of Ehrlichiosis include anemia, bleeding episodes, lameness, neurological problems, and swollen limbs. Learn more about ehrlichia.
Intestinal Parasite Screen
An intestinal parasite screen is included in our Plans. Intestinal parasites are common in dogs. They can cause a wide range of symptoms, including diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, and anemia. Some types of parasites, including roundworms and hookworms, can be transmitted from dogs to humans. Routine testing and monthly treatment protects your dog, as well as you and your family!
Age-Based Blood Screen
The blood screen is preventive testing that provides valuable information about your dog’s overall health and helps identify any underlying medical conditions. If the results are normal, the testing establishes a baseline of blood values while your dog is healthy. If completed on an annual basis, we can track results as your dog ages and spot potential health issues before they cause problems.
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