Preventive care is crucial to your pet's overall health. Vaccines and regular health exams are key preventive measures to ensure the well-being of your pets, and protect them from deadly infectious diseases.
Our preventive care unit includes the following services:
- Dental Services
- Flea, tick, and parasite control
- Health and wellness exams
- spays and neuters
- Vaccines and immunizations
Vaccination is one of the most important aspects of preventive care. Planning and maintaining a vaccination schedule is paramount to your pet's health. Our veterinarians recommend the following:
- Vaccinating your pet every 3 weeks until he or she reaches 16 weeks of age. This time intervals allows for a full immune response and thus, offers the best protection.
- Giving core vaccines to dogs (distemper, canine adenovirus, parvovirus, and rabies)
- Giving core vaccines to cats (panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and rabies)
- Giving pets a booster shot one year after the initial vaccine
- Vaccinate periodically after that (roughly every three years).
- Make sure your pet receives an annual physical examination from a licensed veterinarian.
We encourage all pet owners to actively seek out preventive care for their pets. Preventive care focuses on early disease detection, wellness programs, immunizations, and long-term planning. The sooner a problem is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can be started -- drastically increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome.
In addition to a physical examination, other diagnostic tests include lab work, urinalysis, fecal exam, and x-rays. Ask the veterinarian which tests are appropriate for your cat or dog.
If you'd like to learn more about the preventive veterinary services we offer, please don't hesitate to give us a call. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about our approach to your pet's health and wellness.