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How often should I take my dog to the vet?

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 vet 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:

  • Bordatella
  • Distemper
  • Rabies

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.
Having your pet checked by a licensed veterinarian on a regular basis is always the recommended best practices to ensure he or she remains healthy. Forever Husky provides this as a guide and your licensed veterinarian may offer different instructions based on your pets condition(s).