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Wellness Care

Wellness Care: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Physical Exam:

A thorough physical exam is an essential part of early disease detection. Finding problems early can improve the chance for a positive outcome and can also provide significant savings in the overall cost of treatment. An exam should be performed at least once a year by an Veterinarian and at the minimum should include:

  • A head to tail visual inspection and palpation where appropriate
  • Auscultation of the heart, lungs, and abdomen
  • Body Condition Scoring
  • Additional Advanced Examinations and/or laboratory studies if problem areas are identified
  • Thorough verbal history from you discussing current diet, supplements, medications, past and current medical/surgical problems, and your goals for your pet.

Individually Tailored Vaccine Programs:

Vaccinations are essential in preventing life threatening diseases in our pets and our families. With a resurgence of diseases like Lyme Disease, Leptospirosis, and Rabies, it is more important than ever to protect our animals and ourselves. These diseases do infect humans! There are a number of core vaccines that every animal should have even if he/she never leaves your home/farm or is exposed to other animals.

Core Vaccinations: These are the minimum recommended vaccines for your pet. Our vaccination program is tailored to your pet’s lifestyle and needs so other vaccinations may also be required to help keep your pet healthy and happy!

Dogs:

  • Rabies, Distemper, Adenovirus 2, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis, and Bordetella in certain cases

Cats:

  • Rabies, Distemper, Calicivirus, Panluekopenia, Rhinotracheitis even for indoor only cats. Any cat that goes outdoors unsupervised should also be vaccinated against Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.

Having a Veterinarian vaccinate your pet has benefits:

  • Modern vaccine manufacturers offer guaranteed coverage for many diseases, which could save you thousands of dollars per animal if an illness strikes at your home. But the vaccines must be administered by a licensed veterinarian.
  • Giving vaccinations allows the veterinarian a chance to get to know you and your pets so that when an emergency arises she can be familiar with your animals. If you own animals long enough, you will have an emergency.
  • Undetected problems can be identified and early intervention can prevent complications and save you money.
  • You won’t have to fight with your pets to give him a shot.
  • Talk to your vet today and set up an individually tailored vaccine program to protect your pets and your family.

Dental Care:

Routine dental care is essential to your pets health, well being, and performance.  Broken teeth, and infected teeth or gums are just a few of the common problems that can cause your pet pain. This can cause dogs to become “crabby” and/or depressed, or show unnatural behavior change. Dental infections in cats can lead to loss of appetite, difficulty chewing, and/or vomiting.  Your veterinarian should do a thorough examination of the entire mouth at least once a year.