It is important to have your pet examined at least once a year so that we can help keep them healthy. Our mandate is to provide good preventative health care as well as to be there when medical intervention is necessary.
Early detection of problems will give us the opportunity to treat your pet when it is most likely to have a successful outcome. Vaccination is the most effective method of preventing infectious diseases. We believe that vaccinations are therefore an important component of preventative health care.
Puppies & Kittens
All puppies and kittens receive a series of vaccinations which provide them with a base immunity to core diseases.
As your pet matures, vaccinations are tailored to individual needs and not all are given annually.
Parasite control for fleas, ticks, mites, heartworm and intestinal parasites will be discussed. An indoor cat’s needs will differ from a hunter that spends a lot of time outdoors. Dogs with different lifestyles will also have a different level of exposure to parasites.
Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases that can be naturally transmitted between animals and humans. It is important to be aware of which diseases or parasites could be transmitted to family members or friends. Luckily this is not a common occurrence.
Senior dogs and cats should have regular veterinary check ups, preferably twice a year, as they are going to develop more health problems as they age. Blood screening and urinalysis will help identify problems earlier.
These tools along with a thorough examination will help guide your veterinarian’s recommendations.