How often do you go each year to the doctor, eye doctor or dentist for a check-up? Once, twice, none? For your husky, you want one or two visits each year for that normal check-up.
When you first adopt a Husky, take him for his first visit within 30 days. This will provide you with a good baseline to measure your future visits against. Your vet should do the basic physical exam but also put your dog on a heartworm preventative. What is Heartworm? Heartworms are actual worms that live in the blood of a dog and look like spaghetti in the heart. Not a good sign and definitely a death sentence for your Husky if you leave it untreated for a few years.
Required by law in each State, you must have the following annual vaccinations for your Husky:
Each year you should have the following done at your vet's office to ensure your Husky remains in good health
- Heartworm Test
- Heartworm Preventative (a must to do)
- Worming Test for Tape, Wip and Hook worms
- Lyme's Disease
- Because of the abundance/over-population of deer, deer ticks seem to be more common as carriers of Lyme's disease. Having this done doesn't hurt your Husky, but can further prevent unexpected health problems.