If your pet is scheduled for their wellness visit with us, please take a moment to read over the following information to prepare you for our visit.

Valet Vet recommends vaccinations based on your pet’s lifestyle. If your pet frequents dog parks, grooming or boarding facilities, please make sure to let our veterinary team know so we can discuss further protection for your pet.

Valet Vet follows the CAPC guidelines for parasite protection and testing. Our veterinary team will help create a personalized parasite prevention program for your pet that reflects you and your pet’s lifestyle.

  • Wellness exams every 6- 12 months
  • Annual Heartworm testing (dogs)
  • Annual fecal testing (dogs and outdoor cats)
  • Internal parasite prevention (dogs and outdoor cats)
  • External parasite prevention

Valet Vet recommends that every pet receives heartworm prevention to prevent both heartworms and intestinal parasites. Annual testing is recommended, even when pets are on prevention year-round, to ensure that the prevention program is working.

To learn about heartworm disease, click here.

Helpful tips to collect a fecal sample, click here.

Please take a moment to fill out our Parasite Prevention Form if your pet is scheduled for their wellness visit with us.
To help you prepare for your pet’s wellness visit.

Wellness Recommendation Timeline

Canine

6-8 Weeks
DHPP
Bordetella*
Deworm
1st Fecal

9-11 Weeks
DHPP
Bordetella*
Start heartworm prevention

12-14 Weeks
DHPP
Lepto*
2nd Fecal (if needed)

16-18 Weeks
DHPP
Lepto*
Rabies

1 year from last puppy vaccines
Rabies
DHPP
Bordetella*
Lepto*
Heartworm Test
Refill heartworm prevention

Annually
Bordetella*
Lepto*
Heartworm test
Refill heartworm prevention

Every 3 Years
Rabies
DHPP

Feline

6-8 Weeks
FVRCP
FIV/FeLV Testing
Deworm
1st Fecal

9-11 Weeks
FVRCP

12-14 Weeks
FVRCP
FeLV*
2nd Fecal (if needed)

16-18 Weeks
FVRCP
FeLV*
Rabies

1 year from last kitten vaccines
FVRCP
FeLV*
Rabies

Annual
Fecal
Deworm

Every 2 years
FeLV*

Every 3 years
FVRCP
Rabies

*These vaccines are non-core vaccines and are recommended on several factors including; lifestyle, the age of your pet and other concurrent medical conditions.

Organ Function Screening Recommendations

Annual organ function screening (bloodwork) is recommended for the following patients:

  • Patients over the age of 5
  • Patients who will be undergoing a general anesthesia procedure (a dental cleaning)
  • Patients who are often sedated for procedures
  • Patients who are on chronic medications

Comprehensive Oral Health Assesment and Treatment – COHAT

Valet Vet and our veterinarians recommend at home dental care as part of a complete wellness plan for your pet. At each wellness exam, our team will examine the overall oral health of your pet to help determine when a Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT) may be recommended. COHATs include full mouth dental xrays, complete oral exam, teeth scaling and polishing. Signs to monitor for that will help us determine if your pet is in need of COHAT (teeth cleaning) include:

  • Bad breath
  • Red, swollen or bleeding gums
  • Discolored teeth
  • Mobile teeth
  • Growths

To learn more about dental health in your pet, click here.