About your pet
We know that your pet's individual life style will dictate the care recommended for his or her particular needs,
but below are some general guidelines.
PUPPIES AND KITTENS
All puppies and kittens need vaccines regardless of lifestyle choices to help protect them from many diseases. Depending on the age, a series of vaccines will be recommended every 3-4 weeks until your pet reaches 16 weeks. If they are older than 16 weeks a booster vaccine may still be required. Your pet will need at least two vaccines 3-4 weeks apart if they have not been vaccinated before. We also recommend deworming, flea and heartworm prevention, heartworm testing for dogs (depending on age), and feline leukemia / AIDS testing for kittens. We also discuss behavior, obedience training, spaying or neutering, and any other questions or concerns that may arise.
All pets 7 years and older should have physical exams twice a year. This provides early detection of any changes and allows us to track things like weight and dental disease. We also recommend an annual comprehensive blood panel to help screen for early signs of disease and provide a baseline for any future changes. We look at liver and kidney enzymes, screen for diabetes, thyroid levels, white blood cells, check for anemia, and more. Routine preventative care is also emphasized with vaccine protocols tailored to each patient, deworming, flea prevention, heartworm testing and prevention (in dogs), heartworm prevention and feline leukemia / AIDS testing (in cats).