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Prolong Your Dog's Life

Dog KeikoAshburn Village Animal Hospital provides a full range of preventive care services to help your dog live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

Our veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We then customize our recommendations based on your dog's hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.

Annual preventive care for dogs typically includes:

  • An annual Physical Examination is recommended for young pets (up to 6 years old) and an exam every 6 months is recommended for older pets (7 years and older). During the exam, our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions.

    Your pet's annual exam includes a:
    • Weight, Temperature, Heart Rate, and Respiratory Rate Assessment
    • Ear and Eye Examination
    • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) Analysis
    • Abdominal Palpation
    • Dental Exam
    • Dermatological Exam
    • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Vaccines based on your dog’s lifestyle and/or breed. Core Vaccines include Rabies, Distemper and Leptospirosis. Our veterinarians may also recommend additional vaccines such as Lyme, Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and Canine Influenza.

  • Parasite Control Products to control parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites (such as round worms), fleas and ticks. For fleas and ticks, we use monthly Vectra topical and/or 6 month Scalibor tick collar. For heartworm prevention, we use ProHeart 6 injections (an injection lasting 6 months) or monthly Sentinel tabs.

  • Diagnostic Testing to confirm the absence of heartworms, tick diseases, and intestinal parasites. Complete bloodwork is also performed for early disease screening and to help identify any internal issues which cannot be detected during a thorough physical exam.

Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as dental carespaying or neutering, and microchip identification that will benefit your dog's overall health and wellbeing. They will also advise you on any questions you might have regarding your dog's health.