Because our pets age at a quicker pace than we humans do, it is important that they receive appropriate preventative care, along with 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
Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and disease to pets through a bite. Many pets also suffer from severe allergic reaction to the bites of fleas and ticks. It is imperative that owners prevent these parasites by using one of the many commercially available products that protect pets from fleas and ticks.... Read more
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
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
Many pet owners consider their pets to valued members of their family. As such, many pet owners strive to protect their pets by whatever means possible. Pet vaccinations are just one of the many ways you can protect your pet from illnesses and keep him or her happy and healthy.... Read more
We are happy to offer a specialized Obesity and 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
At VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital, we consider regular pet wellness exams to be the most important vet service to keep your pet healthy and active for many years. A wellness examination is a routine checkup to assess your pet's overall health, make sure your pet is up to date on all core vaccinations, and address any questions or concerns you may have about your pet's health.
Early detection is THE BEST way to ensure that your pet will love a long, healthy and active life.... Read more
Wellness tests are important to help the veterinarians create 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 for future testing to be compared to. This can help to make any potential abnormalities or concerns be more easily detected.... Read more