Keep Your Pets Healthy
The health of your pet can change rapidly as he or she ages, and changes often go unnoticed. Early detection and the intervention can lead to longer and healthier lives. Your pet is considered a “senior” at the age of 7. The program described below establishes baseline blood work, urine values, and identifies existing health problems that your pet may have. In addition to these tests, other tests may be recommended such as Felv/Fiv, Heartworm, tick-borne disease titers, full thyroid panel, ecg, x-rays, ultrasound, etc.
As summer approaches, don’t forget to get your pet heartworm tested. Heartworm is a disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. The disease can invade the heart and lungs, causing your pet to become very ill and possibly die without the proper treatment. The American Heartworm Association recommends a heartworm check yearly as well as 9 to 12 months of heartworm preventative. Parvo is on the rise this year at an alarming rate and can be prevented with the recommended series of vaccines. Puppies 8 and 10 weeks and older require 3 sets of the DHPP vaccine to be fully protected against this often fatal disease. Keep your puppy indoors and limit any exposure t other dogs until he/she is fully vaccinated to avoid any exposure to the Parvo disease. Kittens as well require a series of vaccines to keep them fully protected.
RCP (Distemper) vaccine should be given at 10 weeks, and older pets require 3 sets and 2 sets of (FELV) feline Leukemia to be fully protected against illness. Both dogs /cats can receive Rabies Vaccination at the age of 4 months. It is our goal to keep your pet safe, and prevent the spread of influenza, and other respiratory infections.
Protect your pet from diseases by vaccinations of all animal diseases; rabies is probably the most feared. The rabies virus attacks the brain and is always fatal. Most pets are exposed to rabies from wild animals particularly skunks, raccoons, bats, foxes. The disease can be transmitted to humans through the bite or scratch of an infected pet. Vaccination of all dogs and cats is the most effective means of control.
Canine Parvo Virus (CPV)
Feline Calicivirus: Calicivirus infection causes a variety of symptoms including, fever, excess salivation and mouth or tongue ulcers. It is usually less fatal than rhinotracheiitis and panaleuopenia.
Canine Corona Virus (CCV)
Canine Para Influenza
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
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