Vaccines are the cornerstone of preventive medicine. Before they were developed, infectious diseases caused untold illness and death. Vaccines are the most successful tool in controlling disease for man and animals, dropping mortality rates and increasing life expectancies. We work closely with you to develop a vaccine protocol for your pet based on his or her needs and lifestyle. Some vaccines require annual boosters, while others do not.
Our routine vaccination schedule for puppies is 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks of age. Their first rabies vaccine is usually given at 6 months of age. Additional vaccines for dogs, such as Corona (a viral intestinal disease), Bordetella (kennel cough) are available but depend on each pet's individual needs.
Kittens are vaccinated at 8 weeks and 12 weeks of age. They are also given their first rabies vaccine at 6 months of age.
We recommend periodic fecal examinations for kittens and puppies to keep them free from internal parasites.
Older pets make wonderful companions and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever. Your senior pet has medical needs that are very different from puppies and kittens.
Pets age faster than people and are considered to be 'seniors' around age 7. Prevention is the key to keeping older pets healthy. Symptoms of disease or a chronic condition may not be readily apparent. In some cases, conditions that may look like the usual signs of 'old age' could actually be signs of a more serious problem, such as arthritis, kidney failure or cancer. We recommend all senior pets undergo a routine blood and urine test.
Preventive dental care is one of the most neglected areas of pet health. Periodontal disease begins with bacterial accumulation on tooth surfaces and progresses to severe tissue destruction, which can potentially lead to tooth loss and sometimes dramatic consequences such as jaw fracture and systemic disease.
85% of dogs and 70% of cats over 3 years of age suffer from some degree of dental disease.
Examination of your pet's teeth is part of the routine physical examination at our clinic but we recommend that owners periodically check for signs of dental disease at home. Bad breath, tartar, drooling or red gums are indicators that your pet may need professional attention.
We provide extensive dental services, including prophylactic and periodontal treatments, extractions and oral surgery.
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