“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The most economical way to ensure the health of your pet is through preventative care. Preventative care consists of:
Annual Examinations - Regular wellness exams allow your veterinarian to evaluate your pet’s general health and become aware of any health problems before they become serious illnesses. Do not underestimate the importance of taking your pet to the veterinarian for regular wellness examinations. These regular examinations will help your pet live a longer and healthier life, so do your part to care for your furry friend!
Vaccination - Vaccinations are one of the most important preventive measures you can take for the health of your pet. Dogs are routinely immunized against rabies, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, Bordetella (kennel cough), and Lyme disease. Cats are routinely immunized against rabies, distemper, rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and leukemia virus. Ferrets are routinely vaccinated for rabies and distemper. There are currently no vaccines approved for rabbits in the US.
Parasite Control – It is fairly common for a dog or cat to become infected with an internal or external parasite at some point in its lifetime. Parasites can affect your pet in a variety of ways ranging from simple irritation to causing life-threatening conditions if left untreated. Some parasites can even infect and transmit diseases to you and your family. We recommend yearly fecal exams, year-round flea (+/- tick) preventative, monthly de-worming, and regular heartworm testing (dogs).
During your dog's annual physical exam you should review these aspects of your dog's health with your veterinarian: Vaccination status, Parasite control (including intestinal parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworm), Dental health, Nutrition, Exercise, Ears and Eyes, Stomach and intestines, any Breathing issues, Behavior, Feet and legs, Coat and skin, and/or Blood tests.