Preventative Care and Vaccination Programs

One of the best things you can do for your pet is to keep him or her healthy. And one of the easiest and least expensive ways to do that is by bringing in your pet for regular exams and vaccinations. Dogs and cats (and other pets) age far faster than people, so significant changes in your pet’s health can happen in a short time. Wellness programs allow us to diagnose diseases and conditions early, when they’re easier to treat or manage. Often, we can help prevent diseases entirely, just by ensuring that your pet has received appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We recommend that healthy adult dogs and cats visit us once a year. Puppies, kittens, senior pets, and pets with health issues or illnesses need more frequent checkups. We’ll work with you to create an individualized wellness program, including a vaccination and prevention protocol customized specifically to your pet. Call us today to schedule your pet’s wellness exam.

Puppy Wellness

Congratulations on your new puppy! Thank you for choosing us to help protect and care for your new addition to your family.

Our puppy wellness program is designed to help get your puppy started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your puppy’s development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy dog, including information and advice on nutrition, training, behavior, and socialization.

Schedule your puppy for his or her first exam as soon as possible. Until your puppy has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will make sure your new dog is protected against rabies, distemper, and parvovirus, among other diseases. Your puppy will also need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are extremely common in young dogs.

Most puppies have roundworms, which are intestinal worms that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal signs (although dogs can have worms without showing any symptoms). It is important for puppies to be treated for roundworms, not only to rid them of the infection but also to prevent you and the rest of your family from becoming infected. Roundworms are a zoonotic parasite, which means they can be transmitted from pets to people. By ensuring that your puppy is properly treated, you can keep your entire family safe from these and other parasites.

We look forward to meeting your new puppy! Schedule your appointment today.

Kitten Wellness

Congratulations on your new kitten! Thank you for choosing us to help protect and care for your new addition to your family.

Our kitten wellness program is designed to help get your kitten started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your kitten’s development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy cat, including information and advice on nutrition, litterbox training, and behavior.

Schedule your kitten for his or her first exam and testing for feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency (FIV) viruses as soon as possible. Until your kitten has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will make sure your new pet is protected against rabies, panleukopenia (distemper) and feline leukemia. In addition, your kitten will need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are common in young cats.

Most kittens have roundworms, which are intestinal worms that can cause coughing, weight loss, and a potbellied appearance in cats (although they may not cause any symptoms). It is important for kittens to be treated for roundworms, not only to help rid them of the infection but also to prevent you and the rest of your family from becoming infected. Roundworms are a zoonotic parasite, which means they can be transmitted from pets to people. By ensuring that your kitten is properly treated, you can keep your entire family safe.

We look forward to meeting your new kitten! Schedule your appointment today.

Adult Pet Wellness

Bringing your pet in for an annual wellness exam has two purposes. It can either reassure you that your dog or cat is healthy or it can help us detect problems early. Early detection can improve the prognosis of many diseases, keep medical costs down, and help your pet live longer. Many dogs and cats are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behavior might be easy to overlook. And, depending on the disease, some pets don’t show any symptoms.

It is crucial that our companion animals receive regular exams because dogs and cats age much quicker than humans. In addition, the risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age.

During your pet’s wellness exam, our doctor will perform a physical assessment, checking your dog or cat from nose to tail. Then we will recommend appropriate vaccinations and parasite preventatives for their life style and risk levels. Certain diagnostic tests on blood, fecal, and urine samples may be needed to check for parasites and underlying diseases. The doctor will also inspect your pet’s teeth and gums and recommend appropriate professional and home dental care.

Because you spend the most time with your pet, you are your pet’s expert, as well as his or her greatest advocate. Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioral changes in your pet, as well as any other concerns you might have.

Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam! If you have any questions, we would be happy to discuss our adult wellness program in more detail.

Senior Pet Wellness

Reaching senior status varies by size, breed and species. Cats and small dogs tend to age slower than large dogs but all dogs and cats are seniors by at least 7 years of age. When we examine your pet, we can determine if he or she has reached this life stage earlier than seven and take the appropriate action.

As dogs and cats get older, they need more attention and special care. Our senior wellness program allows us to catch potential problems earlier so we can take steps to treat them. This will help your pet to live their best and longest life. Also, most diseases are easier and less expensive to treat in their early stages. For this reason, we recommend senior pets have a preventative care exam every 6 months.

Along with more frequent exams, senior pets need blood and urine tests done annually. This is because the risk of certain diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, kidney and liver problems, increase with age. However, many dogs and cats do not exhibit any outward symptoms of some serious diseases until they are quite advanced. By performing blood and urine tests every year, we can identify abnormal trends and make treatment recommendations before a disease has progressed.

Not all diseases associated with aging can be cured, but we have many options to slow down their progress and manage their symptoms. Along with appropriate medical treatment, we can improve your pet’s quality of life by suggesting natural supplements, recommending appropriate nutrition, developing an exercise plan and suggesting environmental modifications to keep your pet comfortable. We will tailor a senior wellness plan to your pet’s individual needs. If you have any questions, we would be happy to discuss our program in more detail. Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam.

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