Puppy & Kitten Care Package
Why Have Puppy or Kitten Exams, Vaccines, and Deworming?
Puppy and Kitten exams are important to ensure your new family member is healthy and free of any congenital abnormalities. An exam is also beneficial to monitor their growth rate and check for any sign of illness. Vaccines pick up when mother's nursing immunity starts to end. Vaccinations are important to build a healthy immune system in your new puppy or kitten. A tailored vaccine series will ensure that your new pet will be protected if they are exposed to a sick animal. Most puppies and kittens are born with worms. They get intestinal worms from their mother while still in the womb and through their mother's milk. These worms can suck blood from your new pet and may cause a life-threatening disease. These parasites are also zoonotic, which means they can affect humans as well.
Our Puppy and Kitten care package includes the following :
A Physical Exam:
The most important part of the Puppy or Kitten package is the physical exam. Your veterinarian will assess all body systems to check for any abnormalities.
A very crucial part of the first six months of your pet's life. Puppies and kittens receive a total of 4 vaccines at 3 to 4 week intervals. This vaccine protocol maximizes the potential for your animal to develop an immunity against the diseases within the vaccine.
This is done to remove any debris that can create an environment for infection.
This will detect any present infection.
This will detect intestinal parasites which could be contagious to you and your human loved ones and cause harm to your pet.
All puppies have intestinal worms. A deworming with a medication to treat all common puppy intestinal worms is included 3 times during the package.
Ear Mite Exam
This will detect any present ear mites which could lead to a secondary ear infection.
Spaying is an ovariohysterectomy (removal of the ovaries and Uterus). If spayed before the fist heat cycle your pet has less than 1% chance of developing breast cancer. It eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer and, eliminates unwanted pregnancy.
This is the removal of the testicles and spermatic cord. It eliminates the risk of testicular cancer, the second most common tumor in male dogs. It also greatly reduces the risk of prostate cancer and prostatitis. It reduces the risk of perianal tumors. Also, it reduces roaming and fighting and eliminates unwanted litters.
More than 4 million pets are euthanized in U.S. animal shelters each year simply because they have no home. Many puppies and kittens less than 6 months old. Spaying and Neutering helps stop this needless loss of life.
Puppy/Kitten Package Vaccination Details
This protects puppies from the six most common diseases: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptosporosis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus (Parvo), and Corona. Our vaccine protocol is to booster this vaccine at 1 year then every 3 years thereafter. A Leptosporosis only vaccine is given yearly.
This helps prevent contracting the Rabies virus which is fatal to both owner and puppy. This vaccine is required by law. It is boostered once a year or every 3 years if a 3 year vaccine is given.
This protects puppies from kennel cough. Given semi-annually after initial administration.
This protects kittens from the most common contagious feline viruses that cause upper respiratory disease(s): Rhinotraceitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, and Chlamydia. This is usually given as the first kitten vaccine.
This protects kittens from the Feline Leukemia Virus as well as the viruses mentioned in the FVRCPC vaccine. Our vaccine protocol is to booster this vaccine at 1 year then every 3 years thereafter. A FELV only vaccine is given yearly.
Purevax feline rabies
This helps prevent contracting the Rabies virus which is fatal to both owner and kittens. This vaccine is different from the regular Rabies vaccine because it greatly reduces the risk of injection site tumors. This vaccine is required by law. It is boostered once a year.
Senior Packages - Wellness for the older pet
Important Factors About Senior Testing
An aging pet's organs gradually deteriorate and may lose their ability to function properly.We use senior testing to promote early detection and treatment of disease, so we can maintain health and prevent illness during your pet's senior years. Early detection of disease often gives us more effective and less costly treatment options. And senior testing helps establish normal baseline values for your pet, creating a point of comparison for the future .
What Pets Should Take Part in Senior Testing ?
We recommend senior testing for all senior pets as well as any pet who is exhibiting one or more of the following symptoms:
- Weight loss or gain
- Increased thirst or urination
- Poor hair coat
- Unusual behavior
- An overall decline in condition
Is My Pet a Senior ?
If your pet is 7 years or older, we consider him or her to be a senior. Your pet may seem healthy well into its senior years. However, many problems common to senior pets (like kidney or heart failure) may not be present symptoms until your pet becomes seriously ill. A comprehensive senior care program helps your veterinarian identify problems early enough to institute preventative healthcare measures.
How Do I Enroll My Pet?
Call us to arrange a day for your pet to receive his or her testing. Please withhold food from your pet starting at 10pm the nigght before so we can get an accurate blood sample. Make water available for your pet as usual. We prefer that you admit your pet to the hospital or clinic by 8:30 am, and we willl schedule a checkout appointment between 4pm and 5:30pm the same day to review the test results with you and discuss any appropriate care or tratement for youur pet.
Senior Package Details
A Physical Exam:
The most important part of the senior care program. Your veterinarian will assess all body systems to check for any abnormalities
Blood chemistry tests
We will measure levels of various substances in the blood and diagnose diseases such as diabetes, liver, and kidney failure.
A complete blood count (CBC)
This provides a detailed look at the blood itself and helps the doctor diagnose anemia or infection.
We will check for heartworms in dogs. Heartworms can be fatal to your pet.
This will give us information on kidney function and checks for urinary tract infections
Thyroid screen (T4)
This helps diagnose thyroid disease, which is an especially common ailment in older dogs.
This measures the pressure in each eye quickly and painlessly using a tonometer.Undetected glaucoma leads to irreversible blindness
Blood pressure measurement
This lets our team check for hypertension. Just as in humans, high blood pressure in pets can lead to kidney problems, heart disease, blindness, and other complications.
Dental with Anesthesia
We will check for gum disease, and decaying teeth. Includes a full cleaning to help prevent bad breath and tooth decay.
Keeps nails healthy and strong
Generally, we perform chest radiographs to assess the heart and lungs, However, your veterinarian may decide a different set of radiographs would be more important for your pet. For example, he or she could recommend abdominal radiographs to assess the liver or kidneys. This is an important and vital part to the senior care program.
We recommend this test for senior cats. It tests for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency viruses, which can suppress the cat's immune system and lead to secondary infections, anemia, and even cancer.
Also included in the senior pet care program are these vaccines:
Helps to prevent contracting the rabies virus which can be fatal to both owner and pet.
Protects dogs from the six most common canine diseases: distemper, hepatitis, lepto, para influenza, parvo, and carona.
Protects cats from feline leukemia and several feline upper respiratory viruses.
Protects dogs from kennel cough.