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Recommended Vaccination and Vet Care Schedule for Dogs and Puppies
Or taking care of your new friend!
*Please check with what your vet recommends-this is only a suggested guideline
Heartworm preventative and disease- Yearly medication for preventative of heart worm preferred. Please consult your vet. Puppies should be started at 4 months of age and continue for their entire life. All adopters are required by the UDR contract to ensure their adopted pets are on Heart Worm Preventative, purchased through a licensed Veterinarian. Heart worm is transmitted by the mosquito and is NOT an intestinal parasite but a parasite that infects the heart muscle. Once infected your dog will die if not treated for this deadly parasite that infects the heart muscle. For more info on Heart Worm disease go here https://www.heartwormsociety.org/
Vaccination Titer Waivers for older dogs-Getting your adult dog, older then 3 years of age, vaccinated may be controversial. Please consult your vet. Some believe adult pets are over-vaccinated which can potentially pose health risks. You may consider other health preventatives with a licensed Veterinarian to guide your decisions. Your adult dog may not need annual vaccinations if you instead have titer tests — tests that check a dog’s immunity levels for vaccinations such as DHPP — to determine exactly which vaccinations are really needed. One exception is the rabies vaccine, which is regulated by law and may be required every one to three years, depending on what state you live in and the type of rabies vaccine the vet uses.
Flea and Tick Preventative- We highly encourage all adopters to use flea and tick control in the spring and summer months. Ticks carry many illness's that can be deadly to your pet. We do recommend Frontline Plus, but please consult your vet for recommendations.
Please check out the American Veterinarian Medical Association on responsible pet ownership and further recommendations on pet care for your new friend. https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/responsible-pet-ownership.aspx
Obedience Training and Formal classes- Training is a lifetime event for your new pet!!!
Keep us updated!!!-Please keep us posted as to how your newly adopted pet is fitting in the home. Send photos and updates to email@example.com. We would love to see our adopted dogs at events we will be hosting in the future. This is a great opportunity to give your new friend some very much needed social time with others, and give us a chance to see them again.
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