BCVH vaccination & testing recommendations for dogs:
Core vaccines that every dog should receive-
- Rabies (per state law)
- Distemper (DHPP/DAPPv)
Non-core vaccines that we strongly recommend in our area-
- Leptospirosis (annual)
- Lyme (annual)
Non-core vaccines based on lifestyle-
- Bordetella (kennel cough) for dogs who visit groomers, kennels, day care, or dog parks
Semi-annual & annual testing-
- Heartworm/tick borne disease testing: started at 7 months of age and then annual testing for life or if symptomatic for heartworm disease/tick borne diseases including Lyme, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia.
- Bloodwork & urinalysis testing:
Required prior to any anesthetic procedure
Annual testing recommended for pets of all ages
Semi-annual testing for dogs 5 years and older, and those that are on chronic medications.