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Preventative Care

Preventative care is key to ensuring a long and healthy life for our furry friends. We recommend coming in for annual wellness exams, getting your pet spayed/neutered, routine dental care, nutritional counceling, parasite and heartworm prevention, flea and tick prevention and immunization. These are all very important things that will make your pets happy and healthy. 

 

Annual Wellness exams are the key to keeping your pets healthy. During these exams we perform a complete physical. Please feel free to tell us about all your questions and concerns. This is the best way we can diagnose problems before they become a chronic, life-treatening issues. If we suspect any issues we will recommend diagnostic tests; such as blood work, x-rays, ultrasound, etc. This will help us determine the best course of treatment. 

 

Spaying/Neutering are essential to your pets health. Neutering your pet at an appropriate age will help to prevent a large range of diseases. An un-neutered pet is more susceptible to sex specific diseases, such as mammory tumors, pyometras, testicular cancer, and prostate cancer.

 

Routine Dental Care helps prevent bad breath and dental disease. During your annual wellness exams, we will look over your pet's teeth and recommend a dental cleaning if necessary. More information about dentals can be found under the Dental Cleaning and Care tab.

 

Making sure you are feeding your pet a healthy diet is challenging, especially with all of the products available. With nutritional councelling, we can guide you towards pet food and products that will help to keep them happy. If you have a problematic pet, we can offer a wide range of prescription diets tailored to your pet's medical needs. 

 

Parasite Prevention help keep you and your pet healthy. Dogs and cats are susceptable to a large range of parasites. Some of these parasites are zoonotic, which means they are spreadable to you. To prevent the spread of intestinal parasites we recommend testing all puppies, kittens, and newly adopted pets by submitting a fecal sample. Keeping up with your monthly heartworm prevention for your dogs will also help to prevent intestinal parasites. 

 

Heartworm prevention is crucial to pet's health. Heartworm is a parasite that lives in the heart, and if left untreated is fatal. Dogs and cats can get heartworm from infected mosquitos. We recommend annual blood tests and monthly heartworm preventative to help keep your pets happy and healthy. 

 

Keeping up with Flea and Tick Prevention is very important for keeping our pets happy and healthy. Fleas cause a variety of issues which can make your pet extremely uncomfortable; such as, excessive itching, tapeworm, flea allergy dermatitis, and in severe cases anemia. Ticks carry a variety of serious diseases, including lyme, ehlichia, anaplasmosis, and rocky mountain spotted fever. If left untreated, these diseases can cause major damage. We will gladly advise you on what preventative will work best for your pet.

 

Immunuzation is the easiest preventative tool in veterinary medicine. By getting your pets vaccinated annually, you can prevent a large range of life-threatening diseases. Depending on your needs we will gladly advise you on what vaccines will help provide you and your pet the most protection.