Dogs

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Puppies

puppies

It is important that puppies get their first check-up soon after they reach eight weeks old. It is at that point that they begin to lose the immunity they received from their mothers. This is when your puppy should begin to receive a series of vaccinations to protect them from viruses and bacteria.

When Dr. Anna first meets your puppy, she will perform a thorough examination of the teeth, eyes, ear canals, checking for intestinal parasites, and examine the heart and joints. She will also discuss diet, grooming, flea control, heart worm, socialization and house training of your new pet.

Adult Dogs

Adult dogs should visit Dr. Anna twice a year for an exam, immunization updates, heart worm, and fecal checks. Dr. Anna will check the eyes, ear canals, teeth, heart, skin, and joints. She will discuss dental hygiene and maintaining a proper weight for your dog.

Adult Complete Preventative Care for Dogs

At Lakeview Animal Clinic, we are committed to ensuring your dog lives a long, happy life. To that end, we provide a full range of preventive care services. We want early detection of any potential problems to we can solve them before they become severe and costly.

When you dog comes in for an annual visit, he/she receives a complete physical examination. We’ll discuss your pet’s lifestyle, arthritis concerns, growth, weight, and dental care.

Fecal Testing

Testing feces/stool/poop is the best way to detect intestinal parasite infestations. These tests should be performed every six months. Please bring a sample when you bring your dog in for the examination.

Nutritional counseling

Staying in shape is as important for your dog as it is for you. To do that, your dog might need to go on a specific diet and workout plan. By putting your dog on a proper diet and workout plan, his/her life expectancy may increase by two to three years. You can also expect to see a happier dog with fewer stomach issues, less sensitive skin, and a shinier coat.

The staff at Lakeview Animal Hospital will evaluate your dog and make specific recommendations on the type and amount of food your pet should be eating. We also determine if your dog needs any supplements and ways for them to exercise to stay in shape.

Microchipping

We know that to lose your dog can be devasting. That’s why Lakeview Animal Clinic offers microchipping. Ask us about this service to protect your best friend.

Safety Tips for Dogs

Dog In Car

  • Never leave your dog unattended in car. Car interiors can get very hot, very quickly causing severe injury and possible death from heat stroke or dehydration.
  • Keep your dog on a regular feeding and exercise schedule.
  • Keep all sweets, especially chocolate, away from your dog.
  • When returning from a walk in a wooded area or a field, check your dogs for ticks. Ticks can cause a number of health problems – including Lyme disease.
  • Generally, keep your dog on a leash or in a fenced-in area. Dogs that are on the loose can cut by barbed wire, lacerate their feet on sharp objects, and get into fights with other dogs. If you do want to let your dog run, check the area carefully before letting the animal loose.
  • Don’t let your dog ride in the back of a pick-up truck. A dog doesn’t understand how fast a vehicle is going. Jumping can result in broken legs, torn ligaments or even more serious injuries.
  • Keep your dog out of garbage cans. They might eat left-over human medication or something that is poisonous. Either way, there can be severe and expensive consequences.