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Puppies & Dogs

Puppies & Dogs

Dog Care at Dixie Trail Animal ClinicRegular veterinary care can keep your dog healthy. With regular vaccinations and dental care when necessary, your pet can live a long, healthy, active life.

Vaccination Schedule

Keeping your pet's vaccinations up to date keeps your pet healthy, too. We recommend the following vaccination schedule as a general rule. Discuss alternatives with one of our veterinarians.

Puppies

  • Begin vaccinations at 7-9 weeks
  • Distemper/Parvo combo last one at  15-16 weeks
  • Deworming every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age
  • Rabies vaccine at 16 weeks (Good for 1 year)
  • Spay / castration at 4-6 months with microchip
  • Heartworm prevention year-round
  • Fecal exam
  • We recommend Puppy/Dog Obedience Classes for socialization and basic training. Ask us for a recommendation of a training class in your area.

Adult                                                                 

  • Distempers Parvo – Annually until 5 years old, then as recommended by a Veterinarian
  • Heartworm test every year
  • Heartworm prevention year-round
  • Rabies every 3 years
  • Bordatella every 6 months as required for boarding/grooming
  • Flea control
  • Annual fecal exam

Senior Pets

Senior pets of all types need specialized care. This may mean additional blood and urine screening, X-rays, or ultrasound monitoring. Providing preventative care for your senior pet can make a significant difference in their quality of life through their “older” years. For example, by diagnosing Chronic Kidney Failure in the early stages, we can recommend changes in your pet's diet which can significantly lengthen and improve their quality of life. We recommend the following for most senior patients:

  • Geriatric Blood Panel (for most dogs over 7 years of age)
  • This panel includes a blood test to assess liver, kidney, and pancreatic function, and to monitor of changes in red and white blood cells. For cats, we recommend a thyroid panel as well.
  • Complete Geriatric Workup: includes the geriatric blood panel as well as X-rays, urinalysis, and ultrasound testing as necessary for monitoring your pet's well-being.

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Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00 am6:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am6:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am6:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am6:00 pm
Friday8:00 am6:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am12:00 pm
SundayClosedClosed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am Closed
6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 12:00 pm Closed