WELLNESS EXAMS/PREVENTIVE CARE

Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of a yearly physical examination.  Senior pets should have an examination every 6 months.  Regular checkups can allow early detection and treatment of serious health problems.

  • Vaccinations – Vaccination remains the best method of protecting our pets from preventable diseases.  We tailor our vaccination protocols to the pet’s individual lifestyle and potential for exposure to the various diseases for which vaccines are available.
  • Heartworm testing and prevention – Heartworm is a common mosquito-spread parasite of dogs in our area.  We recommend that all dogs be tested for heartworm yearly and take heartworm preventive year round.
  • Flea and tick control – Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in selecting the best products to control fleas and ticks on your pets for your specific situation.
  • Microchipping – A microchip provides a rapid safe method of permanent identification for your pet.  Our microchips are compliant with global standards and are registered immediately.
  • Nutritional counseling – We can provide guidance regarding your pet’s nutritional needs throughout its life.  We stock a full line of premium pet foods for all life stages, as well as a wide variety of prescription diets for pets with specific health problems.
  • Obesity management – Obesity is becoming a major health issue in our pet population, with estimates that over 50% of dogs and cats are considered overweight.  As obesity can greatly impact the long-term health and life expectancy of our pets by increasing the risk of diseases such as diabetes, bone and joint disease, heart and lung disease, and certain types of cancer, we offer advice on weight management including proper diet, amount to feed, types and amounts of treats, exercise, and regular weight checks to evaluate progress.