Puppy Wellness Program

The doctors and staff of Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital want to make sure your puppy receives the proper care during its lifetime. The following wellness plan outlines your puppy’s first few visits to the hospital and regular wellness visits as they mature.

Puppies are born with immature immune systems and require a series of vaccinations to help protect them from their environment.  They are also prone to intestinal parasites which can either be passed from their mother or contracted from their environment.  Fecal examinations are an important diagnostic tool that will help the doctors identify if your dog has intestinal parasites.

Please remember that wellness plans may be altered depending on your pets’ individual needs.

6 – 8 weeks of age, physical examination with one of our veterinarians, 1st DHPP vaccination and fecal examination.
10 – 12 weeks of age, physical examination with one of our veterinarians, 2nd DHPP vaccination, 1st Lepto vaccination, 1st Lyme vaccination, fecal examination and begin heartworm prevention.
14 – 16 weeks of age, physical examination with one of our veterinarians, 3rd DHPP vaccination, 2nd Lepto vaccination, 2nd Lyme vaccination, 1 year Rabies and fecal examination.
At least 24 weeks of age, patient will be admitted into the hospital by one of our surgical technicians between 8 – 9am, the veterinarian will perform a pre-surgical examination, pre-surgical bloodwork will be ran prior to the procedure and a microchip will be implanted while the patient is under anesthesia if requested by the client.


1 – 7 years of age (Dogs over 50lbs)

1 – 9 years of age (Dogs under 50lbs)

Physical Examination Once a Year

Vaccinations Needed: DHP (3 year), Rabies (3 year), Lyme (1 year) and Lepto (1 year)

Heartworm Test Performed Annually

Fecal Examination Performed Annually

Monthly Heartworm Prevention

Monthly Flea & Tick Prevention


7+ Years of Age (Dogs over 50lbs)

9+ Years of Age (Dogs under 50lbs)

Physical Examination – Every 6 Months

Vaccinations Needed: DHP (3 Years), Rabies (3 Years), Lyme (1 Year) & Lepto (1 Year)

Fecal Examination needed yearly

Monthly Heartworm Prevention

Monthly Flea & Tick Prevention

Senior Blood Panel (Early detection of common senior diseases)



Thyroid Check

Heartworm and other tick born disease test: The sample needed is a blood sample and this will detect anemia, leukemia, infection and inflammation.

Chemistry Profile:  This detects liver, kidney, pancreas, muscle and bone disorders.

Thyroid Function Test: This detects Hyperthyroid and Hypothyroid.

Accuplex4: This detects Lyme, Heartworm test, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichia.

Urinalysis: This detects kidney disease, protein loss and diabetes.

Parasite Test:This detects Hookworm, Whipworm, Roundworm, Coccidia, Giardia and Tapeworm.

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