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At Vet At Your Door, we passionately believe in the power of preventive care for your beloved dog. The saying "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" holds particularly true for canine health. Our team, equipped with a Fear-Free Certified approach, focuses on providing comprehensive preventive care that can significantly impact your dog's health and happiness, all in the comfort and familiarity of your home​​.

Here are some commonly asked questions we've received about dog preventative care. 

What does preventive care do for my dog?

Preventive care is essential in shielding your dog from diseases and illnesses. This includes regular vaccinations, parasite control, and weight management. Our team at Vet At Your Door emphasizes these aspects to enhance your dog's wellness and quality of life for as long as possible.  We call this the longest possible health span


What illnesses are prevented by good dog preventive care?

Effective preventive care can avert serious diseases like lyme disease, Parvovirus, Distemper, and Rabies, which can be life-threatening. Regular check-ups and vaccinations are crucial in preventing these illnesses, ensuring your dog's long-term health and well-being​​.


Will preventive care keep my dog flea and tick free?

While no product guarantees 100% efficacy, preventative products are excellent and safe. These, alongside a vaccine regimen that we recommend, we can keep your dog as protected as possible from fleas and ticks and thereby, the diseases they spread. These diseases are transmissible to both dogs and humans, so controlling them is a vital part of preventive care​​.


How does preventive care benefit my dog at different life stages?

Throughout their lives, dogs have varying health needs. Puppies require more frequent dewormings and vaccinations, while senior dogs need more regular health check-ups. We tailor our preventive care recommendations to suit each life stage, ensuring optimal health and quality of life​​.


Is preventive care less expensive than treatment?

Absolutely. Prevention is not only more cost-effective but also spares your dog from potential suffering and more severe health problems. Regular veterinary visits are an investment in your dog's health, helping to avoid costly treatments and suffering in the future​​.


Can preventive care save my dog's life?

Without a doubt, preventive care can be life-saving. Diseases such as Parvovirus, Distemper, and Rabies are preventable yet often fatal. Additionally, preventative care, such as starting early-stage arthritis supplements, can hasten the progression of degenerative joint disease. Early prevention is key to protecting your dog from these serious health threats​​.


What is included in wellness care for dogs?

Wellness care encompasses regular exams, vaccinations, dental care, baseline lab tests, supplement selection to ward off conditions such as arthritis, parasite control, and proper nutrition and exercise. Spaying or neutering and microchipping are also important aspects of preventive wellness care​​.


How often should I schedule wellness exams for my dog?

Adult dogs should have annual wellness exams, while puppies and seniors may require more frequent visits. These exams are comprehensive and help in early detection and prevention of potential health issues​​.

What should I know about vaccinations for my dog?

Keeping up to date with vaccinations is crucial for preventing infectious diseases. Core vaccines include rabies and the DAP combination (distemper, adenovirus-2, and parvovirus). Our team at Vet At Your Door will guide you on the appropriate vaccination schedule for your dog​​.

How important is dental care for my dog?

Dental care is vital for your dog's overall health. Regular dental check-ups and home care can prevent periodontal disease and other health issues related to poor oral hygiene​​.

At Vet At Your Door, we are committed to ensuring the health and happiness of your dogs through comprehensive, Fear-Free preventive care. Our mobile veterinary services bring the highest quality care to your doorstep, tailored to each stage of your dog's life. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (207) 536-8387, email at, or request an appointment online. We are here to ensure your dog enjoys a long, healthy, and joyful life.

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