Pet Care

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Puppy Care 6 weeks through 16 weeks

  • Physical examination with each visit
  • Fecal examination and deworming as needed
  • Start on heartworm prevention at the first or second visit – depending on age
  • Begin vaccinations to protect against common diseases (parvo and distemper etc.)at 3 week intervals
  • Kennel cough vaccine especially if puppy boards, travels, or gets groomed
  • Canine influenza vaccine if the puppy travels or comes into contact with other dogs
  • Rabies vaccine at 3 months of age
  • Begin flea and tick prevention at first or second visit–depending on age
  • Microchip
  • Spay or neuter

Kitten Care 6 weeks through 16 weeks

  • Physical examination with each visit
  • Intestinal deworming
  • Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency virus test
  • Begin vaccinations to protect against common diseases such as respiratory diseases and leukemia and 3 week intervals–discuss vaccinations needed according to life style
  • Rabies vaccination at 3 months of age
  • Discuss heartworm and flea and tick prevention
  • Microchip
  • Spay or neuter
  • Discuss declawing

Adult Dog Care 1-7 years

  • Yearly Physical Examination
  • Appropriate vaccinations for life style
  • Heartworm testing and prevention
  • Discussion of flea and tick prevention as needed
  • Intestinal parasite check
  • Dental examination and discussion
  • Discussion of diet and weight
  • Discussion of baseline blood panel and urinalysis

Senior Dog Care 8 years and older

  • Physical Examination every 6 months
  • Appropriate vaccination for lifestyle
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Intestinal parasite check
  • Heartworm prevention and discuss testing
  • Flea and tick prevention as needed
  • Dental Examination
  • Discussion of blood panel and urinalysis checking for abnormalities that can begin as dogs age
  • Discussion of any problems they may be having

Senior Cat Care 8 years and older

  • Physical Examination every 6 months
  • Appropriate vaccinations for life style
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Intestinal deworming if lives outside
  • Discussion of heartworm and flea ahd tick prevention
  • Dental Examination
  • Discussion of blood panel and urinalysis checking for abnormalities that can begin as cats age
  • Discussion of any problems they may be having

Potential Animal Zoonotic Diseases

Zoonotic refers to diseases that can be passed from animals (wild or domesticated) to humans. These infectious diseases, caused by bacteria, viruses or disease causing organisms (fleas, ticks, parasites) can live in animals as well as humans. Zoonotic parasites are transmitted primarily from a contaminated environment, not from normal contact with your pet. Learn to protect your family and pets by following some simple precautions.

What you can do:

  • Wash your hands after touching pets, and before eating. Good hygiene is very important especially for children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.
  • Trim your pet’s claws to reduce scratching.
  • Clean litter boxes daily and always use gloves.
  • Dispose of pet feces properly and promptly.
  • Bathe and brush your pet frequently
  • Keep your pet flea and tick free with Comfortis or Advantage
  • Keep you pet free form intestinal worms(heartworm prevention contains dewormer)
  • Keep you pet’s vaccinations up to date
  • Spay and neuter your pet to cut down on roaming and aggressive behaviors

What not to do:

  • Do not handle your pet’s feces or urine with you bare hands
  • Do not let your pet eat raw meat or drink from the toilet bowl
  • Do not take in sick, wild animals such as raccoons, rabbits or birds

Puppy Wellness

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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

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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 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 and panleukopenia (distemper). Depending on your cat’s risk, we may also advise vaccinating him or her against other diseases, such as feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). 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

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Bringing your pet in for an annual diagnostic and wellness checkup can help reassure you that your dog or cat is healthy or help us detect hidden diseases or conditions 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.

Dogs and cats age far quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial for our companion animals to receive regular exams. 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, we will perform a physical assessment, checking your dog or cat from nose to tail. We will also make sure your pet receives appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We will perform a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, fecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. We may also recommend that your pet receive dental care. When your pet is nearing his or her senior years, we will recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic workup so we’ll know what’s normal for your pet. This will enable us to keep track of any changes.

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

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As dogs and cats get older, they need more attention and special care. Our senior wellness program can help your pet remain fit and healthy as he or she ages and help us catch any potential problems earlier, when they’re easier to treat or manage. Regular veterinary exams can actually help your pet live longer, too!

Diagnosing diseases and certain conditions early is important throughout a pet’s life, but it becomes even more critical when your dog or cat enters his or her senior years. The risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age. In addition, dogs and cats may not show any signs of even serious diseases until they are quite advanced.

Senior status varies depending on your pet’s breed and size. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger dogs, and cats generally live longer than dogs. We can help you determine what life stage your pet is in.

Before your dog or cat reaches senior status, we recommend that you bring your pet in for a baseline exam and diagnostic workup. This will give us a record of what’s normal for your pet so we can keep track of any changes. In most cases, we suggest this checkup for when your dog turns 7 years of age or your cat turns 8 years of age. Thereafter, your senior pet will benefit from more frequent veterinary exams and diagnostic testing.

We can treat many symptoms that are commonly attributed to age, including those associated with cognitive dysfunction syndrome (similar to Alzheimer’s in humans). We can also improve your pet’s quality of life in many ways: by identifying and preventing or reducing pain, recommending an appropriate nutrition and 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 senior wellness program in more detail. Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam!