Vaccines and regular health exams are critical preventive care measures to help protect pets from potentially deadly infectious diseases like Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Rabies in dogs; and Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus (FLV) and Rabies in cats.
Vaccinations protect pets from disease by exposing their body's immune system to inactive or parts of a type of bacteria or virus. Our doctors will help you decide which vaccines are appropriate for your pet's risk factors.... Read more
Does your pet have a microchip? Each year, millions of pets go missing and many don't make it back home. Microchipping your pet is a simple, effective way to prevent this sort of tragic loss.
About the size and shape of a grain of rice, microchips are encoded with your pet's unique identification number then implanted beneath your pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades.... Read more
The decision to bring a new kitten or puppy into your life can be momentous and life changing.
Like any new beginning, however, it can be both joyful and stressful at times. Our aim is to educate and support new owners during this critical time.... Read more
Heartworm prevention for dogs is an important concern for every pet owner. Prevention is an important part of providing essential care, and heartworm disease prevention for dogs is something every owner can do.
Heartworm preventives come in different forms, including monthly chewable pills and topical “spot on” medications, as well as an injectable medication that is given every 6 or 12 months.... 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. Our hospital offers and encourages preventive medicine services through early disease detection and wellness programs.
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.... Read more