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Wellness & Prevention

Dog & Cat Wellness

We provide a complete wellness schedule to keep your pet(s) on track for a happy and healthy life. Our schedule is designed to prevent disease and prolong the lives of your companion animals. We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. Early diagnosis of illness can lead your pet to a longer, healthier life.

Since our pets age quicker than us, regular exams are important to allow your veterinarian to evaluate your pet‘s overall health and become aware of any problems before they become serious illnesses. Your pet's yearly visit will include a comprehensive physical exam, intestinal parasite testing, heartworm testing, and vaccines (dogs- rabies, distemper/parvo, and bordetella; cats-rabies, feline distemper, and leukemia).

Flea Prevention

Fleas are tiny pests that can do more than just irritate your pet. Despite their miniscule size, they can cause large problems for you and your pet.

From minor skin irritations to much more severe medical problems like anemia due to blood loss from bites, severe skin irritations to allergic reactions, as well as various diseases transmitted by these tiny parasites. To keep your pets comfortable and healthy, prevention is key.

Today, there are a number of alternative methods to keep fleas off your pet and out of your home. We will work with you to select the proper products and regimens to keep you, your pet, your family, and your home flea-free.

Heartworm Prevention

Heartworms are a parasite that are transmitted by mosquites and live in the heart. They can cause great and lasting damage to the heart, lungs, arteries, and can affect your pet's health and quality of life long after the parasites are gone.

While infected dogs may have 30 or more worms in their heart, cats usually have 6 or fewer. Most cases involving cats do not show symptoms as early as dogs but can suffer terminal illness with just one worm. Diagnosis for cats can be complicated, requiring a physical exam, radiographs, blood tests, and ultrasound imaging. Unfortunately, there is no approved treatment for heartworm infections in cats.

For these reasons, heartworm prevention is by far the best option, and treatment - when needed- should be administered as early in the course of the disease as possible. We offer a couple different heartworm prevention options in house and on our online pharmacy.

 

Bloodwork

We offer bloodwork at a discounted rate when done at the time of your pet's yearly visit. This will test things such as kidney and liver function, as well as thyroid levels. We also offer a test to detect the beginnings of kidney disease (when other kidney functions may show up normal). This is important to do on a yearly basis since pets age more quickly than we do. If we test you pet's blood when they are healthy, we can compare the values if they are not feeling well. This allows us to see exactly how much the values have changed and can help with a diagnosis.

 

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