As a pet owner, you are responsible for your pet health. The most important thing, that many pet owners forget, are regular veterinarian visits. He will notice possible diseases and health issues. All of them are easier to treat at the beginning. If you don’t have a vet, you must find it as soon as possible, even if your dog is completely healthy. It is important to have a vet that is close to your home, so you can reach him as soon as possible.
Health care depends on your dog’s age.
• If you have a puppy, you will must take him to the veterinarian for vaccination. He will get all important vaccines. Until a puppy or puppies are 4-5 months old, they will have to get vaccines every 3 weeks. These vaccines will protect your puppy from: parainfluenza, distemper, leptospirosis, hepatitis and rabies. If you are not planning to breed your dog, you should spay or neuter him. This is a preventive of marking or mammary cancer.
• Your dog is treated as a puppy until 2 years of age. During this time, you must pay attention to heartworms (parasites that live in the heart of your dog) and fleas. There are a lot of effective ways to solve problem with fleas. Prevention against heartworms is very important. Your vet can give you important advices and tips.
• From 2 to 7 years, your dog is treated as an adult dog. During this time, you must provide him enough physical activity. Also, taking to a vet, for vaccination is important. He should be vaccinated every year.
• If your dog is older than 7 years, he is treated as senior dog. You should do blood work every year.