Immunization and Wellness Care

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The beginning of a healthy life for your pet starts with a complete physical examination. 

A physical examination can help detect disease and other possible health problems. 

Your pet should be examined yearly, and more often as it enters the senior years.

A complete physical examination includes looking at your pet's eyes, ears, mouth, skin and hair.  A stethoscope will be used to listen to the heart and lungs.  The reproductive system will be examined to check for swelling, discharge, and mammary gland (breast) swelling. 

The examination also includes feeling the abdomen for abnormalities in the organs. 

If you have any questions or concerns be sure to let us know during the examination so we can help you understand your pet's health needs.

Vaccinations for contagious diseases are important to protect the health of your pet. 

Vaccinations for dogs usually begin at 6-8 weeks of age and include Distemper, Parvovirus, Bordetella, Rabies and Leptospirosis. 

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals and can have symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, chills, muscle aches, and vomiting; they may also include jaundice (yellow skin and eyes), red eyes, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or a rash.  Without treatment, the disease can result in kidney damage, meningitis, liver failure, and respiratory distress.

We also offer a vaccine for Lyme disease, which is a severe, tick-borne disease.

Cats should also begin vaccinations for health maintenance around 6-8 weeks of age.  

These vaccinations include Feline Distemper, Upper Respiratory Viruses, and Rabies.  Some cats may also need vaccines for Feline Leukemia.