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Wellness & Senior Care
Preventative wellness care is essential to a happy healthy pet. Preventative measures can be taken to ensure your pet doesn't contract a fatal virus, communal disease, or catch an illness before it progresses to a difficult stage to repair. As with humans, pet's need different types of care at each stage of their life cycle.
Puppy & Kitten Wellness Care - Less than 1 year of age
Our doctors recommend for your puppy to receive a DHP (we use Merial Recombitek C3) every three weeks starting at 6 weeks of age through 15 weeks of age. During the puppy series vaccinations, your pet will also receive a pediatric exam, deworming, and a free puppy kit which includes informational handouts and a free dose of Heartgard Plus (prevents against heartworms, hookworms, and roundworms) and Frontline Plus (prevents against fleas and ticks). At 12 weeks of age your pet's wellness visit will include a rabies vaccination and at 15 weeks of age your pet will receive a bordetella (prevents against kennel cough). Call to make an appointment and for prices.
Our doctors highly recommend having your kitten tested for FIV and Leukemia before vaccinations are started. Then our doctors recommend for your kitten to receive a FVRCP (we use Merial PureVax) every three weeks starting at 8 weeks of age through 14 weeks of age. During the kitten series vaccinations, your pet will receive a pediatric exam, deworming, and a free kitten it which includes informational handouts and a free dose of Frontline Plus (prevents against fleas and ticks). At 11 weeks of age your kitten's wellness visit will include a FeLV (leukemia) and at 14 of age your pet will receive a FeLV and Rabies. Call to make an appointment and for prices.
Pet Health Insurance is a great way to save on future pet health care needs. When you get your pet started at an early age you reduce the risk of "Pre-existing" exclusions. If you are interested in pet health insurance or in a Wellness Care Package, follow this link for more information.
During your puppy or kitten wellness care visits you can expect the doctors and technicians to discuss with you your options for spays or neuters, permanent identification (Save This Life Microchips), preferred diets for your pet, and any behavior issues you may have.
Adult Wellness Care - 1 year to 7 years of age
Once pets have established an immunization history, they can start receiving the adult vaccine protocol. For canines, the first annual DHP and Rabies is good for 1 year and then 3 years for each after. All feline vaccinations are good for 1 year. In addition to the annual exam it is beneficial to have routine blood work and a fecal tests done. These blood work lab screenings will indicate whether or not your pet has any elevate blood values that might be a concern and the fecal tests will tell if your pet has contracted any unwanted parasites.
Senior Wellness Care - 7 years of age and older
We consider pets over 7 years old senior pets. However, whether or not a pet is a senior is really relative to their breed. For example, a Chihuahua or a cat could typically live up to 18 years of age where as a Great Dane may only live up to 8 years of age. Either way, as a pet gets older there are additional tests that the doctors prefer to recommend to monitor your pets health. For instance, an older dog maybe at greater risk of common disease such as diabetes, heart disease, thyroid issues, and kidney disease. Therefore a more comprehensive blood panel and exam every six months is ideal for older dogs. It sounds like a lot but if you consider that pets age faster than humans and our human doctors recommend blood work annually.
In addition to an examination and blood work every six months, the doctor may also recommend annual dentistry procedures.
We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.
Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet.
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