WELLNESS EXAMS

Pets benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations. Since our pet’s age significantly faster than us, we recommend that all pets receive an examination at least once a year. Taking your pet to the veterinarian once a year is the same as if you were to see a doctor for an exam only once every 6 to 8 years. As they get older, more frequent examinations may be necessary.
 
During our wellness examination, a full physical exam is performed from the tip of your pet’s nose to the end of their tail. The doctor will listen to the heart and lungs, examine the eyes, feel the joints, muscles, and make sure everything is where it should be. Things can change with your pet's physical health, so a regular exam is a must to ensure your pet remains happy and healthy.
 
You can minimize suffering in your senior pets, avoid unnecessary health risks, and prevent diseases with early detection. We recommend older pets be examined twice a year. 
 
Puppy
 
One full year after the puppy vaccination series is completed, we recommend yearly vaccinations of, bordetella (kennel cough, if your pet is at risk). We also recommend vaccinations of Rabies and DAP (Distemper-Parvo). We do get our patients started on a 3 year rotation for these vaccinations; ask us how we can give fewer vaccines throughout your pet’s lifetime. 
 
Kitten
 
One full year after the kitten vaccination series is completed, we recommend yearly vaccinations of FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus, if your pet is at risk). We recommend vaccinations of Rabies and FVRCP (Feline Distemper) as well. We do also get cats started on a 3 year rotation as well. 
 
If you have any questions about what sort of vaccination protocol is right for your pet, please ask a staff member or veterinarian.
 

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