Preventative Care

Preventative Health Care for Your Cat or Dog

To ensure that your pet receives complete preventative care to protect against disease, we recommend a series of visits during their first year of life and annual preventative visits throughout their adult life. 

During these visits, your pet will receive all vaccinations needed to maintain good health.  Vaccinations can protect your pet against several serious and some potentially fatal diseases.  It is much easier to prevent these diseases than it is to treat them when they occur.  In addition, a veterinarian will thoroughly examine your pet to identify any potential problems. 

Because your pet’s health and well-being will depend on more than just vaccinations, we will talk with you about caring for your cat or dog, diet, heartworm prevention, flea and tick prevention, and answer any questions you might have. 

For preventative visits, we recommend microscopic fecal exams be performed annually on all cats and dogs to evaluate for intestinal parasites that are common to the area. 

Comprehensive Puppy Care

  • Physical exam

  • Intestinal parasite testing and treatment

  • Heartworm prevention

  • Flea and tick prevention

 

Vaccinations

  • Rabies

  • Distemper

  • Hepatitis (Adenovirus Type 2)

  • Leptospirosis

  • Canine Parvovirus

  • Parainfluenza

  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)

  • Lyme

Pet owner counseling regarding pet care, housebreaking, behavior problems and socialization

Comprehensive Kitten Care

  • Physical exam

  • Intestinal parasite testing and treatment

  • Heartworm prevention

  • Feline leukemia and immunodeficiency viral testing (Felv and FIV testing)

  • Flea and tick prevention

 

Vaccinations

  • Rabies

  • Feline Rhinotracheitis (Feline Herpes Virus)

  • Feline Calicivirus

  • Panleukopenia

  • Chlamydia Psittaci

  • Feline Leukemia

Pet owner counseling regarding pet care, housebreaking, behavior problems and socialization

 Maintaining the Health of  Your Adult Dog 

In order to maintain your dog’s health, we recommend annual preventative healthcare visits, and these visits may include the following care:

  • Comprehensive physical exam

  • Intestinal parasite testing and treatment

  • Heartworm testing and prevention

  • Flea and tick prevention

  • Senior bloodwork

 

Vaccinations

  • Rabies

  • Distemper

  • Hepatitis (Adenovirus Type 2)

  • Leptospirosis

  • Canine Parvovirus

  • Parainfluenza

  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)

  • Lyme

Maintaining the Health of  Your Adult Cat

In order to maintain your dog’s health, we recommend annual preventative healthcare visits, and these visits may include the following care:

  • Comprehensive physical exam

  • Intestinal parasite testing and treatment

  • Heartworm prevention

  • Flea and tick prevention

  • Senior bloodwork

 

Vaccinations

  • Rabies

  • Feline Rhinotracheitis (Feline Herpes Virus)

  • Feline Calicivirus

  • Panleukopenia

  • Chlamydia Psittaci

  • Feline Leukemia

Flea & Ticks

Flea and tick preventatives are continually being improved.  With more Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases being diagnosed in pets in the area, we recommend you protect your pet.  We have several effective preventatives, so ask us about them.  We will help you choose one that is best for you and your pet.

 

Heartworm

 

Heartworm testing and a year-round prevention program are highly recommended for every dog in our practice.  We also see heartworm disease in cats.  Preventative medicine is available for this problem.  Ask us which one will be best for you and your pet.

Spaying / Neutering

 

Spaying/Neutering of pets not intended for breeding not only prevents unwanted puppies and kittens, but also prevents serious diseases such as breast cancer, uterine infections, prostate disease, perianal hernias, and several other reproductive tract disorders and diseases.  The average life expectancy is higher in those pets spayed/neutered at a young age. 

Microchipping

A microchip is an implant that provides a permanent source of identification for your pet.  Lost pets that have a microchip are more likely to be reunited with their owners than those pets with a collar and tag alone.  We highly recommend microchipping your pet.