At Clinton Veterinary Hospital
, our staff is committed to providing the best veterinary care for your dog
, including puppy vaccinations. Located in Clinton, Massachusetts
, we provide routine wellness care, vaccinations, flea and tick prevention, surgical care, and emergency treatment. We want to provide your pet with the care it requires while providing you with the information and support you need.
H3N8 (Canine influenza) Vaccination
This vaccination can be administered any time after your puppy has reached 6 weeks of age. This vaccine does require a booster 2–4 weeks later to provide full protection. Like bordetella, this vaccine is recommended for dogs in kennel situations or when they are exposed to other dogs.
Adult Dog Wellness Schedule
Adult dogs should start their yearly wellness schedule one year after their last puppy vaccinations. The adult dog wellness schedule includes:
About the 4DX Test & Heartworm Prevention
Our veterinary hospital
requires a yearly 4DX test in order for heartworm prevention to be dispensed. All diseases that this test detects are treatable and can greatly affect your dog's health if left untreated. The only way for us to ensure that your pet receives proper treatment is to test yearly or when one of these diseases is suspected.
Heartworm prevention is recommended year-round to protect your pet. We primarily use Interceptor™, which comes in a once-a-month, flavored chewable tablet. Interceptor prevents heartworm disease and controls roundworm, hookworm, and whipworm infestation in dogs.
Flea & Tick Prevention
Flea and tick prevention is also recommended year-round, as flea and tick infestations are much easier to prevent than to treat once established. Fleas do not only cause itchy suffering and rashes to both you and your pets, they also transmit tapeworms as well. In severe cases, fleas and ticks cause anemia, resulting in severe health complications for your pet.
Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, as well as the lesser known diseases ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis. All of these tick diseases can cause severe pain in the joints, fever, lethargy, and deterioration to the organs if left untreated.