Wellness and Vaccination Programs

Help us keep your pet healthy by bringing him or her in for regular exams and vaccinations. Dogs and cats (and other pets) age far faster than people, so significant changes in your pet’s health can happen in a short time. Wellness programs allow us to diagnose diseases and conditions early, when they’re easier to treat or manage. Often, we can help prevent diseases entirely, just by ensuring that your pet has received appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We recommend that healthy adult dogs and cats visit us once a year. Puppies, kittens, senior pets, and pets with health issues or illnesses need more frequent checkups. We’ll work with you to create a wellness program, including a vaccination and prevention protocol, for your pet. Call us today to schedule your pet’s wellness exam.

Puppy Wellness

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Congratulations on your new puppy!
To get you started the following visits are recommended for your new pup:

6-8 weeks of age:
-First physical examination
-Initial vaccination
-Begin deworming schedule
-Nutrition and behaviour counseling

8-10 weeks of age:
-Physical examination
-Booster vaccination
-Chart growth rate
-Begin flea preventative medication (depending on time of year)
-Consider health insurance

12-16 weeks of age:
-Physical examination
-Final vaccinations including rabies and bordetella vaccinations if required
-Chart growth rate
-Discuss spay/neuter surgery

6 months of age:
-Spay/ neuter surgery
-Consider microchip implant

Kitten Wellness

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Congratulations on your new kitten!
Whether this is you first kitten or an addition, we are available to address any of your questions or concerns.

Typically the following initial visits are recommended for your kitten:

8 weeks of age:
-Initial physical examination
-First vaccination
-Nutrition and behavioural counseling
-Begin deworming schedule
-Begin flea preventative medication (depending on time of year)

12 weeks of age:
-Physical examination
-Booster vaccination including rabies vaccination if required
-Discuss health insurance
-Discuss spay/ neuter surgery

6 months of age:
-Spay/ neuter surgery
-Consider microchip implant

Senior Pet Wellness

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Just as we age, so do our pets. When you consider that your pet ages about 5-7 years for every human year, it is not surprising that they encounter geriatric problems sooner than we do.

Yearly, or in some cases twice yearly, exams become very important as your pet ages. Since they cannot communicate to you when they are not feeling well, and because most geriatric diseases are insidious in onset, regular check ups are often the only way to detect problems.

As part of senior exams, lab tests are often recommended to help us to detect certain diseases in the early stages when they are more effectively treatable. This may involve blood or urine tests depending on the particular circumstance. Recommendations will be made based on the results of the physical exam or merely to screen for some common geriatric conditions.

Newer medications become available often that allow us to treat more disease conditions and provide your pet with a comfortable life in the senior years.