Preventive Care and Animal Wellness
Since our pets age faster than we do, we recommend annual wellness exams. The reason for these exams is to catch problems while they are manageable. Our goal is to help your pet live the longest, healthiest life possible.
We provide spay and neuter services for both your dogs and cats.We recommend spaying and neutering all pets at 6 months of age.
It is important to routinely treat animals at risk for parasites. Puppies, kittens and animals that go outdoors should have scheduled dewormings. Not all parasites are treated with routine dewormers and that is why it is important to follow up with a fecal examination. To help prevent the diseases transmitted through ticks and fleas we offer Frontline Gold and Nexgard to protect your pet.
Our dental services include teeth cleaning, polishing, fluoride treatment, instructions on home oral care, and tooth extractions if needed. Why is dental health important? The reason that we stress dental health is because the bacteria builds up on your pet's teeth has an express route to their bloodstream via the gum line. This can cause problems with their internal organs including the heart valves causing murmur, and also damage to the liver and kidneys.
The SNAP® 4Dx® Test
In less than 10 minutes we can have results that may identify four serious threats to canine health!
Lyme Disease is spread by deer ticks. The infected tick bites your pet and then the disease can be spread. Signs of Lyme Disease include: loss of appetite, low or decreased energy, soreness in legs/joints. For more information go to: Vetmedicine.com. Many animals infected may not show signs.
Anaplasmosis is spread by the deer and black-legged tick. Indicators of Anaplasmosis include: loss of appetite, sore/swollen joints, fever, loss of energy, vomiting and diarrhea. For more information go to: Vetstreet.com. Many infected animals may not show signs.
Ehrlichiosis is spread by the brown dog tick. Signs of Ehrlichiosis include: fever, sore joints, depression, pale gums and bloody nose. For more information go to: Vetstreet.com.
Heartworm Disease is spread by mosquitoes. This parasite takes up residence in the heart and lungs, and ultimately can cause lung disease and heart failure. Indicators of Heartworm Disease are loss of appetite, tires easily with little activity, mild persistent cough, collapse and death. For more information go to: heartwormsociety.org. We offer Heartgard Plus to help prevent Heartworm Disease. We recommend dogs be on Heartgard early spring to winter.
The SNAP® Feline FeLV/FIV® Test
We can test your cat for two diseases in less than 10 minutes!
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
FIV is the feline form of HIV. It is transmitted though saliva - most often by bite wounds. Cats that are infected may appear normal for some time. It severely weakens the immune system. Signs of FIV include
recurrent minor illnesses, enlarged lymph nodes, inflammation of the gums of the mouth, upper respiratory tract disease, inflammation of the eye, fever, nervous system abnormalities
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
FeLV is shed through saliva, nasal secretions, urine and feces. Infected mothers may also pass the virus to their young. FeLV is the most common cause of cancer in cats. It decreases the ability to fight infections and illness, similar to FIV. Indicators of FeLV include anemia, lethargy, progressive weight loss, abscesses, enlarged lymph nodes, persistent diarrhea, infections of the external ear and skin and poor coat condition, fever, uncoordinated, inflammation of the nose or eye, inflammation of the gums and/or mouth tissues.