4524 Dublin Boulevard

Dublin, CA 94568

 

(925) 829-PAWS (7297)

Four Paws Veterinary Center
4524 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 829-PAWS (7297)

Fax: 925-999-8371

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Four Paws Veterinary Center

4524 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA 94568

(925)829-7297

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Canine Health Care Standards and Recommendations

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Prevention is the key to maximizing your canine companion's health.  Here at Four Paws Dublin, we will match your dog's age, breed and lifestyle to an optimal preventative health care plan that will enhance and prolong your pet's life.  We understand the unique nature of Dublin's communities and recreations and how they combine to affect you're dog's lifestyle and health risks. Listed below are Four Paws Health Care Standards based on recommendations set forth by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), and the Heartworm Society

 

Puppy Stage:   Birth to First Year 

Vaccines: 

"Distemper" Highly contagious, highly fatal disease of dogs for which there is no cure. & Parvovirus:Highly contagious, potentially fatal gastrointestinal disease of young dogs. Boosters required every 3 weeks; Starting at 8 weeks up to 20 weeks.  Repeat in 1 year, then every 3rd year thereafter.

Rabies:Contagious, ultimately fatal disease. Transmittable to humans, vaccine required by law. Proof needed for licensing. Legally required at 12 weeks of age. Repeat in 1 year, then every 3rd year thereafter.

Leptospirosis:Contagious disease of the liver and kidneys. Difficult to diagnose. Transmittable to humans. Outbreaks common in urban and suburban area with rodent exposure.  Two boosters before 24 weeks.  Repeated Annually.

Bordetella (Kennel Cough):Contagious bacterial respiratory disease often associated withe boarding, grooming, and dog parks.  Two boosters as early as 16 weeks.  Repeated Annually.

Lyme:Contagious disease mostly affecting joints. Contracted from ticks. Once exposed there is no cure only management. Two boosters before 24 weeks.  Repeat Annually.

 


Parasite Prevention & Control:

Intestinal Parasites:  2 to 4 doses of an appropriate dewormer before 16 weeks.  Repeated Annually.

Fecal Examinations:  Two stool samples checked before 16 weeks.

Flea & Tick Control:  Monthly applications after 8-9 weeks. 

  • Ask any Four Paws team member what flea products deserve caution.

Heartworm Test and Control:  Oral or topical prevention given monthly after 12 weeks. 

Spaying or Neutering:

Generally between 5 to 6 months.  All females should be spayed prior to first heat.

Blood Screening:
 

Recommended at time of spay or neuter.

 

Adult/Mature:  1st year and Beyond: 

Vaccines:

"Distemper" Highly contagious, highly fatal disease of dogs for which there is no cure. & Parvovirus:Highly contagious, potentially fatal gastrointestinal disease of young dogs. Repeat in 1 year, then every 3rd year thereafter.

Rabies:Contagious, ultimately fatal disease. Transmittable to humans, vaccine required by law. Proof needed for licensing. Repeat in 1 year, then every 3rd year thereafter.

Leptospirosis:Contagious disease of the liver and kidneys. Difficult to diagnose. Transmittable to humans. Outbreaks common in urban and suburban area with rodent exposure.  Booster Annually. (Optional, but strongly recommended.)

Bordetella (Kennel Cough):Contagious bacterial respiratory disease often associated withe boarding, grooming, and dog parks.  Repeated Annually. (Optional, but strongly recommended.)

Lyme:Contagious disease mostly affecting joints. Contracted from ticks. Once exposed there is no cure only management.  Booster annually. (Optional, but strongly recommended.)

 


Parasite Prevention & Control:

Intestinal Parasite Prevention & Control (Deworming): Repeated Annually.

Fecal Examinations:  Repeated 6-12 months.

Flea & Tick Control:  Monthly applications for life.  

  •  Ask any Four Paws team member what flea products deserve caution.

Heartworm Test and Control:  Oral or topical prevention monthly for life; Annual testing to confirm effectiveness.  

 

Urinalysis, Blood, and Blood Pressure Screening: 

Every 1 to 3 years.  More frequently if medically necessary.

 

Senior Years:  8 years and Beyond: 

Ask your Four Paws HealthCare team what special care recommendations your senior canine companion deserves.

 

Urinalysis, Blood, and Blood Pressure Screening:

Every 6 to 12 months.  More frequently if medically necessary.

 

X-Rays / Ultrasound Screening:

Whole body imaging after 8-10 years of age.