Wellness Care

PROTECT YOUR PUPPY AND YOUR ADULT DOG

Diseases spread by other animals are an ever-present threat to the health of your pet. We live in a high-risk area for diseases spread by other animals such as ticks and mosquitoes. Vaccines are an important protection for your dog.

DHP/P: This vaccine is for canine distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis and leptospirosis. These diseases are typically spread by dogs, foxes, coyotes, raccoons and rodents.

Rabies: This viral disease is fatal for dogs and cats. Rabies is almost always transmitted via the bite of a rabid animal (often a skunk, raccoon, fox or bat).

Bordetella: This vaccine is for an upper respiratory infection that is highly contagious between dogs.

VACCINES ARE IMPORTANT FOR BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR CATS

FVRCP: This vaccine protects against rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, chlamydia and panleukopenia which are transmitted by saliva, mucus and other secretions of acutely ill cats.

Feline Leukemia: The feline leukemia virus can infect cats by saliva or nasal discharge, biting, or sharing food and water dishes.

Rabies: Rabies is transmitted through bite wounds and is highly contagious.

PARASITE PREVENTION

Protect your dog or cat from deadly parasites, fleas and ticks that can cause heartworms and lyme disease. Heartworms are easy to prevent in dogs and cats by a simple monthly pill or topical, however, very dangerous and costly to treat once the pet gets heartworms. Year-round Flea and Tick Prevention is also necessary to prevent transmission of disease.

NUTRITION

Pet nutrition is important to your dog or cat’s health. We will counsel you on the right prescription pet diet to keep your dog or cat healthy. Don’t be fooled by the label on the bag of dog or cat food. If you are not familiar with what makes up the ingredients listed, it can be quite misleading. Allow us to educate you or give you a recommendation about the proper food for your pet.

Good quality food can be tailored for the type of pet you have to prevent and/or manage health issues that are common among that breed. Take care to feed your pet only pet food (no table food), feed measured amounts once or twice a day, and limit treats. Remember to always provide lots of fresh, clean water at all times. Whether your pet is fighting a weight problem or requires a special diet in conjunction with health care management and treatment, our Staff will counsel you on the many nutritional options that are available to pet owners.