A Longer, Happier Life
Starts with routine wellness care.
Pets are masters at hiding illness, and they may not exhibit signs until a disease is advanced. Annual wellness exams are the best way to detect health issues in the early stages when they are easier to manage, providing a better prognosis for your pet. Our wellness exams include:
Pets over 7 years of age are at higher risk for certain diseases, and they should be evaluated by a veterinary professional every six months. Further diagnostics, such as thyroid testing, may also be recommended for senior pets. +-
- Comprehensive physical examination
- Weight evaluation, including your pet’s body condition score (BCS)
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Biochemistry panel
- Parasite screening
Vaccinations are an important part of your pet’s wellness plan. Ensuring your pet receives the recommended vaccines protects them from many preventable diseases. Puppies and kittens should receive their first vaccinations at about 8 weeks of age, with boosters every three to four weeks until they are 16 weeks of age. Adult pets need vaccinations every one to three years. Core vaccines, which are critical for every pet, include:
Other vaccines may be recommended for your pet depending on their lifestyle. Our veterinary professionals will evaluate your pet’s risk and determine an appropriate vaccine protocol. +-
- Dogs — Canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis, leptospirosis, and rabies
- Cats — Panleukopenia, calicivirus, feline herpesvirus, and rabies
Your pet needs year-round protection from parasites, including fleas, ticks, and heartworms.
- Fleas — Many pets are allergic to flea saliva, resulting in a condition called flea allergy dermatitis. This issue causes excessively itchy skin, and the constant scratching can result in open wounds and skin infections. In addition, fleas can transmit diseases such as plague and cat scratch fever.
- Ticks — Ticks can carry and transmit many diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis. In addition, female ticks can inject a neurotoxin that causes paralysis in your pet.
- Heartworms — Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes, and these parasites can cause significant, life-threatening damage to your pet’s heart and lungs.
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), approximately 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. Obesity is a serious health issue that can increase your pet’s risk for diseases such as cancer, kidney failure, arthritis, and heart disease. If your pet is overweight, we will devise a weight loss program to help them safely lose the excess pounds. In addition, diet changes are necessary for many health conditions, such as kidney disease, metabolic dysfunction, and gastrointestinal issues. Our veterinary professionals will determine the best diet for your pet regardless of their condition. +-
Many lost pets are placed in shelters every year because they cannot be identified. Microchipping your pet is the best way to be reunited with them should they go missing. This procedure is simple, involving an injection no more painful than a routine vaccination. Microchipping your pet provides them with permanent identification that cannot be lost or removed. Once the microchip is in place, you’ll need to register online and keep your contact information updated in the microchip registry. +-
Pain can be extremely debilitating, causing physiological and psychological effects. Pets instinctively tend to hide their pain, and not all pets vocalize, limp, or show outward signs when they are uncomfortable. We are committed to ensuring your pet’s pain is properly managed when they are under our care. If your pet is undergoing surgery or a dental procedure, or if they have a chronic condition that causes them pain, we will employ appropriate measures to prevent or lessen their pain. We strongly believe that no pet should endure untreated pain, and we will choose the appropriate medications based on your pet’s specific needs. +-
When your pet needs medication or food, you want to know you are getting the products from a reliable source. We ensure all products we supply are stored and shipped at appropriate temperatures, and are never out of date. In addition, when you purchase your pet’s supplies from our pharmacy, we are better able to maintain an accurate patient profile for your pet. Our knowledgeable veterinary professionals are happy to answer any questions you have about your pet’s medication or diet to ensure your pet receives the care they deserve. +-
Veterinary costs can be expensive, and many pet owners bring their pet in only when they are sick or injured in an effort to save money. However, many conditions can be prevented if we see your pet on a regular basis for wellness care. We offer wellness plans so your pet can receive quality wellness care, and you can better budget for your pet’s necessary veterinary visits. Wellness plans allow you to make monthly payments so you can pay for your pet’s veterinary care throughout the year. In addition, some services and products are discounted when you enroll your pet in a wellness plan. +-