Customized veterinary care for all life stages

Customized veterinary care for all life stages

Create a list of services for pet life stage kits based on your practice care recommendations, and help clients see where their pet fits in. Use the lists below to get started.
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Nov 26, 2013
By dvm360.com staff

Puppies and kittens:

  • Complete physical examination
  • Vaccination—based on the puppy or kitten’s lifestyle, these help protect against a variety of infectious diseases
  • Diagnostic testing:
    > Fecal tests to check for intestinal parasites
    > Ear cytology to check for ear infections
    > Heartworm test for puppies; FeLV/FIV (feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus disease) test for kittens
  • Parasite treatment & prevention
  • Deworming medication, which treats common parasites such as hookworm and roundworm
  • Heartworm/flea/tick preventive for the protection of the new puppy or kitten

Adult pets:

  • Complete physical examination
  • Vaccination based on lifestyle
  • Diagnostic testing:
    > Fecal tests to check for intestinal parasites
    > Heartworm test for dogs
  • Health screen (blood screen and urinalysis)—Allows for early detection and prevention of disease, such as anemia, diabetes, kidney disease and bladder infection.
  • Dental care—Healthy mouths protect against numerous diseases; your veterinarian may recommend annual or semi-annual cleanings
  • Other services ...
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Chest radiographs—For the visualization of the organs of the chest. Heart and lung disorders are common pet diseases that may occur at any life stage.
  • Electrocardiograms—Abnormal heart beats (arrhythmias) and some heart disease can be detected.

Senior pets:

  • Complete physical examination
  • Vaccination based on lifestyle
  • Diagnostic testing:
    > Fecal tests to check for intestinal parasites
    > Senior health screen (blood screen & urinalysis)—Allows for detection and prevention of common problems of pets that are 7 and older, such as anemia, infection, diabetes, kidney, liver, endocrine and bladder diseases.
    > Eye pressure check: tests for glaucoma or uveitis
    > Ear cytology to check for ear infections
  • Parasite prevention—Deworming according to clinic protocol
  • Other services ...
  • Any additional servces listed under the Adult pets list
  • Arthritis screening

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