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HOUSE CALLS Veterinary Service                             920-729-4828   /  Cell:  920-428-7826                             David J. Riedl, DVM

Immunization against contagious diseases and an annual physical exam are important steps in keeping your pet healthy and happy. In the past few years, many changes have been recommended by various veterinary and academic organizations.  Dr. Riedl will make recommendations for your pet based on the latest scientifically proven protocols. Some general guidelines are: 


Dogs:
  Distemper/Hepatitis/Parvovirus at 8, 12, 16 weeks and 1 year of age,
                     then boostered every 3 years
           Leptospirosis at 12  and 16 weeks of age, boostered annually
           Parainfluenza and bordetella at 12 weeks of age, boostered annually
           Rabies at 16 weeks of age, boostered at 1 year, then every 3 years
           Lyme at 12 and 16 weeks of age, then boostered annually
           Heartworm preventative year round, test every other year
           Fecal (check for internal parasites) done at 8 and 16 weeks, then annually
           Neuter (spay or castration) at or after 6 months of age

 

Cats:   Distemper/Upper Respiratory Virus (Panleukopenia, Calici, Rhinotracheitis)
                     at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age, boostered every 1 to 3 years
           Rabies at 16 weeks of age, boostered at one year, then every year or every 
                     3 years, depending on type of vaccine chosen.          
           Feline Leukemia virus blood test as kitten, immunization at 12 and 16 weeks,
                     then an annual booster.  Recommended only for outdoor cats and kittens.
           Fecal examination at 8 and 16 weeks of age, then annually
           Neuter (spay or castration) at or after 6 months of age
           Declaw can be done at 12 weeks of age, but often done at time of neutering 

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