At CityVet, we know how to care for your BFF from nose to toes. From dental care to nutrition and everything in between, we’ll make coming to the vet a treat for you and your pet.
Dog Wellness Recommendations.
Regular physical exams by a veterinarian are an essential part of a proactive and preventive approach for a healthy and happy dog. Wellness checkups play a key role in the early detection of serious illnesses, especially since our pets cant tell us when there is something wrong. Dogs age more rapidly than people and therefore changes in health status may occur more quickly. We recommend general physical exams every 6 months, especially for pets older than 5 years of age.
These immunizations are recommended for all dogs regardless of life stage or lifestyle due to factors such as the likelihood of infection, the threat posed to the pets health, or the risk of transmission to humans (zoonotic potential).
DA2PPV (Distemper, Parvo, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza) – A booster should be given 1 year after completing the initial puppy vaccines, and every 3 years thereafter. Bordetella (also known as the Kennel Cough Vaccine) – This vaccine should be given annually to all dogs. This vaccine is recommended every 6 months for dogs with a higher risk of exposure, e.g. situations such as grooming, boarding, day play, and dog parks. Rabies (RV) – A booster should be given 1 year after completing the initial puppy vaccine, and every 3 years thereafter, unless state, provincial or local requirements stipulate otherwise. Rabies vaccination is required by law.
These vaccines are given depending on your dogs risk of exposure. Ask your veterinarian about the risks and benefits to determine a vaccine regimen that will provide the safest and best protection for your individual pet.
Leptospirosis – Given annually after the initial puppy vaccines. It should be considered for dogs who are exposed to wildlife environments like ponds, or when urban and rural wildlife share the environment with your dog. Dog Influenza (H3N8 and H3N2) – Given annually after the initial puppy vaccines. This immunization is considered non-core at this time. CityVet only recommends this vaccine for at-risk dogs (exposed via boarding, day play, grooming, dog park, etc.) based on risk assessment by your veterinarian or in the face of an outbreak.
Food / Nutrition.
Your dogs health depends on nutrition. The foods you feed your dog will have a life-long impact on overall wellbeing. We recommend feeding your dog a healthy food that is free of dyes, fillers and low-quality ingredients. Choosing a healthy food can be difficult, which is why we only carry healthy foods that our veterinarians feed their own pets.
Annual Blood Testing.
Dental cleanings are recommended annually starting as early as 1 year of age for some small-breed dogs and 2 years of age for larger-breed dogs. Brushing your pets teeth regularly promotes good oral health.
We recommend that every pet be microchipped regardless of age. It can mean the difference in whether a lost pet is returned home safely. Microchipping is a simple procedure that can be done in the exam room or while under anesthesia for other procedures. Some cities require microchipping for pet registration.