Wellness & Preventative Care
We believe strongly in preventative care for the simple reason that it is far easier to prevent issues than to treat an illness after it has developed. To that end, we offer a comprehensive list of wellness services and preventative treatments to keep your pets healthy and happy for as long as possible. Our wellness services include:
Comprehensive Physical Examinations
The most important part of any wellness program is a thorough examination of your pet every 6 months. This interval translates to an examination every 2 or 3 years for a person.
This is a critical component in the prevention of several infectious diseases. We limit our vaccines to those that are both effective and necessary to prevent diseases endemic to this region. Pets will only receive the vaccines they require (for example, we do not recommend leukemia vaccines for adult, indoor-only cats).
The most common issues we confront are due to parasites. We carry a variety of monthly preventative products for heartworms, fleas, and ticks, including Heartgard Plus, Nexgard, Frontline Plus and Revolution. We also carry a number of products that can clear your pet of intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms. This is particularly important since intestinal parasites are endemic to this area and most are zoonotic, which means they can be transmitted between pets and people.
In-house Laboratory Services
We offer a full array of laboratory services that can assist in maintaining the health of your pet. Our in-house services include:
- Heartworm tests to ensure your pet is free from this insidious parasite;
- Ear cytology to check your pet’s ears for signs of inflammation and infection;
- Cytology of masses and skin to evaluate the nature of any lumps or skin surface changes that might arise on your pet;
- Fecal examination to help ensure your pet remains free from intestinal parasites;
- Bloodwork to evaluate the function of certain internal organs such as the liver and kidneys;
- Urinalysis to help determine the cause of any changes in your pet’s thirst or urination habits;
- Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) tests to ensure your cat does not have these serious infectious diseases; and
- Parvovirus tests to help assess the underlying cause of diarrhea in puppies.