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Preventive Care For Dogs

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
-Josh Billings

Iron Mountain Animal Hospital provides a full range of preventive care services to help your dog live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

Our veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Animal Hospital Association. We then customize our recommendations based on your dog’s hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.

Annual preventive care for dogs typically includes:

  • At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions. During the exam our doctors will perform a:
    • Ear and Eye Examination
    • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
    • Temperature Reading
    • Abdominal Palpation
    • Dental Exam
    • Dermatological Exam
    • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Vaccines based on your dog’s lifestyle and/or breed. Core Vaccines include Rabies, Distemper and Leptospirosis. Our veterinarians may also recommend additional vaccines such as Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and Influenza.
  • Parasite Control Products to control parasites such as heartworm, intestinal parasites (such as round worms), fleas and ticks. Controlling these parasites helps protect your dog and your family members from easily transmitted parasites.
  • Diagnostic Testing to confirm the absence of heartworm or other internal parasites and early disease screening tests to help identify any internal issues which cannot be detected during a thorough physical exam.
  • Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as dental care or microchipping that will benefit your dog’s overall health and well being and advise you on any questions you might have regarding your dog’s health.


We also understand the financial concerns of wanting to provide the best for your pet, and to help you with that, we are now offering wellness plans. To lean more about our wellness plans, click here.