Every pet is different, and pet’s and owner’s lifestyles and risk exposures change. We will work with you yearly to select the vaccination plan that meets your pet’s needs.
3. Blood work
a. Pre-operative blood work for any surgery including spays or neuters
b. Annual blood parasite testing in dogs for exposure to 4 insect borne diseases (Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichia, Anaplasmosis)
c. Annual early detection screening for older pets, used to identify and manage diseases before they become a problem
4. Year-round parasite prevention
a. We recommend year-round internal parasite control for all pets that go outdoors. Several common parasites can infect a pet in any season and can also cause disease in humans.
b. External parasites are easier to prevent than treat. Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and black flies are not only a nuisance, they carry serious diseases.
c. For pets who do not receive year-round parasite prevention, we recommend annual fecal testing.
5. Dental Care
The most common disease in pets is dental disease. It not only causes bad breath, tooth loss and pain, but it also leads to heart, liver, and kidney disease. We have many methods of helping you care for your pet’s oral health.
Please see our “Pet Education Section” for videos on how to brush your pet’s teeth and our “Dental Care” section for more information.
6. Quality Diet and Weight Management
The second most common disease in pets is obesity. Every complete health history in this hospital includes a discussion on weight and diet to keep your pet in ideal body condition. They are what you feed them!
7. Spay & Neuter
To be the healthiest and most well-behaved pet possible, your pet should be spayed or neutered. It is the responsible thing to do. If you are interested in breeding, we work with many professional breeders and can partner with you in this process. However, breeding is an expensive and involved commitment on your part, and may not be in the best interest of your pet or the offspring.
If we fail to meet these expectations, please let us know.