(Every 6 month Check-ups)
Key: Body Condition Scoring, Muscle Condition Scoring and ideal weight determination (as your puppy will be full grown at 12 months of age (except “Giant Breeds”)
Full wellness exam review of body systems, charting of weight trends
Yearly Fecal Parasite Exam (Bring a stool sample!)
Charting (and possible testing) of any new lumps, bumps, or skin conditions
Flea check (and ear mite testing, as needed)
Topical antiparasite treatment monthly or Oral general dewormer quarterly
Vaccines Not Recommended Routinely:
Toenail trimming, if permitted.
Junior Wellness Lab Panel yearly until age 7, then yearly Senior Wellness Lab Panel beginning at age 7 and older.
Dentistry and Dental Cleanings scheduled as needed, within 30 days of lab-work: Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning/Polishing, Dental Xrays, Identification of Significant Dental Disease and/or lesions, and tailored surgical and medical dental treatment for specific conditions identified.
Schedule Spay or Neuter Surgery, if not already completed
Thereafter, every 6 month wellness examinations, with body condition scoring and nutritional counseling, only as-needed vaccinations, yearly junior and then senior wellness lab panels, and scheduling of dental cleanings as needed, all help to ensure ongoing optimal wellness care for the best quality and longest life!
A topical monthly Flea/Parasite/Heartworm preventative, called Revolution, is recommended by Tribeca Veterinary Wellness for all adult dogs, for their entire lives. Not only is this medication effective, it is a safe, non-pesticide preventative which you can feel comfortable having all of your family members (furry and otherwise) around in your home. Even primary City-based and Indoor pets are not exempt from exposure to mosquitoes and other mites, insects, and parasites. Your dog is exposed to both mosquitoes, which carry heartworms, and also to mice/potting soil and plants/flies/other insects which can carry fecal parasite eggs and bring them (and your family) unwelcome parasites. These parasites can cause a host of diseases, some of them irreparable particularly in children, but are quite preventable.
A monthly topical or oral tick and flea control treatment is recommended by Tribeca Veterinary Wellness, for all adult dogs, for their entire lives. These medications are effective at limiting the exposure of both your dog and your family, to unwelcome pests which can cause serious disease in both pets and humans. As a part of the OneHealth initiative, not only are our veterinarians responsible for the health and wellness of your dogs but also are responsible for both your education and adoption of self-prevention measures for pet associated human medical conditions and diseases. Some of these can be transmitted from a pet directly, and most, such as Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases, are transmitted when a flea or tick which “hitches a ride” on a pet into your home bites a person. At Tribeca Veterinary Wellness, we take both your health and your pets’ health very seriously, and will always do our best to help you and your family stay as best protected as possible.