Because our pets age at a quicker pace than we do, it is important that they receive appropriate preventative care which includes early detection screenings to identify any health concerns or diseases in their earliest stages.
Pets aged 7 years or older should visit their veterinarian twice a year for wellness exams. These exams are the key to detecting any health problems that could endanger your pet.... Read more
Monthly year-round external and internal parasite prevention is an essential component of basic animal husbandry. We share our home and our lives with our pets. By reducing their risk of contracting and harboring potentially harmful parasitic infections we improve the quality of their lives and ours.... Read more
Vaccines (immunizations) are a basic but essential component of preventative medicine. The primary goal of vaccination (immunization) is to REDUCE disease prevalence, symptoms and ultimately animal AND human suffering. Vaccines are designed to stimulate an immune response and provide long-term protection, but do require a proper administration and a boostering protocol.... Read more
VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital would like to congratulate you on your new addition!
If you have recently adopted a puppy or kitten you are probably aware that while they bring tremendous joy to you life, they also require a lot of care to be healthy. We want to help you with this endeavor. In 2012, VCA launched a nation wide ???????Best Care Little Bundles??????? program where the goal was to ensure each puppy and kitten was ensured proper examination, nutrition, vaccination, parasite screening, treatment and prevention, reproductive counseling with the option to pursue a low cost spay or neuter prior to 1 year of age, and permanent identification (microchip implantation).... Read more
At VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital we advocate of year-round external and internal parasite prevention. External parasites (fleas and ticks) and internal parasites (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, heartworm, etc) are a real issue and potential concern in many of our companion animals. Age, lifestyle and environment are predisposing factors to contracting these infections, however because no pet lives in a vacuum, potential exposure and subsequent infection is a possibility and should be prevented when possible and treated as needed.... Read more
Our hospital offers and encourages preventive medicine services through early disease detection and wellness programs for adult and senior dogs.
Because pets are living longer, they may experience increased problems with chronic illnesses and cancer. The earlier a problem is diagnosed and a treatment plan started, the better the outcome.... Read more
Vaccines are a basic but essential component of preventative medicine. The primary goal of vaccination is to REDUCE disease prevalence, symptoms and ultimately animal AND human suffering. Vaccines are designed to stimulate an immune response and provide long-term protection, but do require a proper administration and a boostering protocol.... Read more
Our hospital offers a specialized weight management program for your pet. Just as in people, obesity contributes to many preventable life-threatening diseases such as diabetes mellitus, arthritis, heart disease and high blood pressure. Weight management is a very important part of maintaining the health of our pets.... Read more
A wellness exam is an overall general health assessment and complete physical examination that may include diagnostic testing, blood tests, urinalysis, checking a stool sample, and parasite screening. In many cases, a wellness examination can help detect the early stages of disease. Wellness exams are recommended for most pets at least annually, but more often (at least every 6 months) for senior pets and pets with chronic health issues.... Read more
Wellness tests are important to assist the veterinarians in creating an overall portfolio of your pet's health.
By including blood tests in your pet’s routine exams, it is possible to create a wellness “baseline” against which future testing can be compared. This can help make it easier to detect any potential abnormalities or concerns.... Read more