Vaccines for canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are considered core vaccines. Non-core vaccines are given depending on the dog’s exposure risk. These include vaccines against Bordetella bronchiseptica, Borrelia burgdorferi and Leptospira bacteria.
All foods must meet certain requirements set out by governing bodies before they are allowed to be sold, however the quality of ingredients is not controlled and can be hugely different. Products sold in grocery and discount stores are cheaper to make because the ingredients are lesser quality, may contain fillers which your pet can’t absorb, and may not be intestionally available to your pet. Higher quality foods are more likely to be better quality, less or no fillers and will be much more absorbable by your pets digestive tract. The more digestible the food, the healthier your pet.
Before starting any new exercise program with your dog, have a chat with your veterinarian. You’ll want to make sure your dog is healthy enough to safely increase his physical activity. This is especially true for mature dogs, but even young dogs should get a go-ahead from a vet.
You should check your dog each day for any signs of illness. These might include the following:
Sickness or diarrhoea
Significant weight change (in either direction) over a short period
Loss of appetite
Drinking much more or less than normal
Lack of energy/sleeping more than usual
Signs of pain, such as sensitivity to touch
Runny eyes or nose
Changes in behaviour
If you are worried about the health of your dog, contact us today.
Call 317.218.3731 to schedule an appointment
Noble West Animal Hospital
Noble West Animal Hospital has a highly trained Veterinarian that supports all of your pets health needs. Whether you need Vaccinations or pet Microchips to ensure your pet can be easily identified, we have you covered. Our services also include Spaying & Neutering or any other type of pet Surgery including Dental. If your Cats or Dogs have an Emergency our Pet Clinic should be your first choice.
14765 Hazel Dell Crossing Suite 500, Noblesville, IN 46062