Just like with people, preventative
care is key to a long and healthy life. There are many
ways that pets can benefit from an ounce of prevention.
We offer Wellness Plans, packages of services that provide your pets
with their needed wellness care for the year, but allow you to
spread out the payments over 12 months.
Wellness for your Pet from
Puppy & Kitten Vaccine
It is important to
get the new members of your family off to a good
start. These packages are usually 2 to 3 visits
each spaced about 3 weeks apart. The package that
is most appropriate for your pet is determined by their
age and what vaccinations they have already received.
The initial package includes free samples of
preventatives (such as heartworm medicine), a leash,
educational materials, and other items.
A "Welcome Home DVD" is included in the package
at no extra charge. This excellent video is a
comprehensive overview of how to care for your pet. It
covers common behavioral and training issues, and important
medical topics over the lifespan of your pet. It is
intended for the whole family and is designed to make your pet's
introduction to your household as smooth as possible.
Once dogs and cats
become adults, vaccinations are no longer
one-size-fits-all. We customize your pet's vaccine
recommendations based on their lifestyle, exposure risk,
home environment, breed, and past vaccination
history. In this way, your pet only gets what they
really need, and is not subjected to a cookie-cutter
approach to medicine.
There is great variability in the vaccines made
by different manufacturers. We select vaccine brands and
types that are considered to be the safest by leading
independent researchers in veterinary medicine, rather than the
ones that are the least expensive.
All of our vaccines for cats are
“non-adjuvanted” for increased safety for your cat. Numerous
veterinary groups and Internal Medicine Veterinarians agree
these are less likely to cause a variety of adverse side
effects, some of which can be very serious. To learn more, we
this article from Veterinary Partner.
Internal Parasite Screening
"heartworm test" not only tests for the
presence of heartworms. It also screens your dog
for exposure to Ehrlichia,
Disease, three tick-borne
examinations are performed by the
"centrifugation" technique, which results in
more accurate results than the older
"flotation" technique still performed at many
hospitals. The Companion
Animal Parasite Council recommends looking for
intestinal parasites yearly, because some of them can be
Internal Parasites from
Watch these videos about
Senior Wellness Care
Your pet is
considered to be a "senior citizen" at 6 to 9
years of age, depending on size and breed. These
pets require additional preventative care such as
bloodwork, blood pressure checks, glaucoma screening, wellness exams every 6 months, and possibly a
change in diet. We have created a Senior Wellness
Program that combines the most important screening tools
at a discounted price. Early detection of health
problems results in earlier intervention, which often
leads to a longer and healthier life for your pet, and
can reduce the overall cost of care for your pet.
Geriatric Wellness from
Written by Dr. Kathy Kallay
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