Pet Wellness Care

Annual Wellness Exam includes a thorough history including information about a pet’s breed, age, lifestyle, behavior, and diet; a comprehensive physical exam; and measuring some basic parameter like weight, temperature, and pulse and respiration rates.  We will also discuss year round coverage for heartworm preventative as well as flea/tick preventative.

 

Pet Vaccines

We vaccinate for the following diseases:

  • Canine Distemper Virus— a respiratory, neurological and gastrointestinal virus that is also most often fatal; fatality can occur 1-3 weeks after infection.
  • Leptospirosis—bacterial disease found in bodies of wildlife, rodents and livestock and are shed in the urine of infected animals. The liver and kidneys are most frequently affected. This disease is zoonotic which means that it can be transmitted to humans.
  • Canine Parvovirus—contagious & debilitating virus spread through infected fecal material; can result in death
  • Bordetella—bacteria that causes infection and inflammation of lungs and respiratory system; also known as kennel cough.
  • Lyme—disease carried by specific tick species; presents as arthritic flu-like symptoms and can cause damage to liver, heart, kidneys and nervous system.
  • Rabies--vaccination that is required by the state government for both dogs and cats. This vaccination help prevent this deadly disease from being transmitted to humans. Even indoor animals are required to be vaccinated and should be due to the most common source of infection being bats.
  • Panleukopenia Virus—also known as feline distemper; can be fatal.
  • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis—viral respiratory disease in cats
  • Calici Virus—affects feline upper respiratory system; clinical signs are sneezing and runny eyes.
  • Feline Leukemia—viral disease that attacks the immune system; leading cause of cancer in cats
    We recommend testing all kittens depending on age for Feline Leukemia Virus