Yearly check ups are an important part of your pet's health care. Since our pets age faster than we do, a lot can change in just a year. Click on the image to the right to find out how old your pet is in people years.
In addition to monitoring your pet's health, annual visits are a great time to update vaccines, have routine lab/blood work done, check for fleas & ticks (they can hide well!), & stock up on flea/tick/ heartworm prevention. In addition, a yearly exam is legally required to dispense any prescription drugs or food.
Vaccines protect your pet from contracting communicable diseases, some of which are transmissible to humans & can be fatal for both you & your pet.
Core dog vaccines are Rabies, DAPP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvo* ), Leptospirosis, & Bordetella (kennel cough). We also offer the Lyme vaccine.
Core cat vaccines are Rabies, RCP (Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, & Panleukopenia), & Feline Leukemia.
Routine Lab Work
It is recommended to test newly acquired cats for feline leukemia* (FeLV) & feline immunodeficiency virus* (FIV), and dogs should be tested annually for canine heartworm disease*. We also recommend a fecal analysis be done yearly to check for intestinal parasites (worms) and treat as needed.
Running more extensive blood work on a yearly or semi-yearly basis will give you a snapshot view of your pet's internal health and alert us to any potential underlying diseases.
Having a microchip implanted in your pet provides them with permanent identification so that, should your pet wander off and be found, they have the best chance of coming home to you. We use HomeAgain* chips, and suggest visiting their site for more detailed information.
In the event that you are traveling or moving out of the state or country with your pet, a health certificate may be necessary. Check out the following link for both state and international requirements*, which can be quite involved depending on your destination. We have the required forms for both interstate and international travel.
*All underlined text are links to more information, so click and check them out!