Puppy and Kitten Wellness
Congratulations! We are glad you selected our family to help your new addition live a long and healthy life.
Please schedule your new puppy or kitten's exam as soon as you can to start him/her on vaccines to prevent serious but preventable diseases. He/she will continue to get boosters every 3-4 weeks until they are 18-19 weeks of age.
Please bring any previous records from the breeder or shelter, as well as a fecal sample that is within the last 12 hours so we may test and treat for internal parasites.
At this first visit we will discuss exercise, food, crate training, potty training, obedience training, starting early oral hygiene health, and spaying or neutering your pet. Your pet will most likely get an oral dewormer and started on heartworm, flea and tick prevention. We do encourage microchipping your pet. We can do that any time but usually we recommend doing it at the time of spay/neuter. If you have questions about any of these topics or other issues you are having while taking care of your new puppy bring them up so that we can get a head start and prevent chronic issues.
When adding a kitten to your household, make sure to have 1 litter box for every cat plus 1 additional box (ex 2 cats = 3 litter boxes). This will help prevent litter box issues that can arise. Most inappropriate urination issues with cats are due to not having enough litter boxes and not scooping enough. Ideally all litter boxes should be scooped twice daily and fresh litter put in every week.
Adult Wellness - 1-6 years old
We recommend yearly wellness checkups that include a full physical exam, checking teeth for dental disease, assessment of weight, updating appropriate vaccines, a heartworm test which includes tick borne diseases, and a fecal check.
Our furry friends age faster than we do. To be proactive we recommend yearly blood work to diagnose and treat any diseases or conditions early before clinical signs occur.
We will send your pet home on heartworm, flea and tick prevention based on his/her adult weight. We recommend keeping them on both medications monthly all year round.
Senior Wellness - over 6 years
We recommend annual as well as biannual exams for any dog over 6 years of age. This visit will include a complete physical exam, assessment and discussion of dental health, assessment of weight, updating appropriate vaccines, a heartworm test which includes tick borne diseases and a fecal check. Annual blood work will be recommended to diagnose and treat any diseases or conditions early on before clinical signs occur.
We will send your pet home on heartworm, flea and tick prevention based on his/her current weight. We recommend keeping them on both medications monthly all year round.
As your dog goes through his/her senior years into their geriatric stage of life we will assess improvements to their quality of life by identifying, preventing and reducing pain, nutritional needs and exercise. Please contact us any time you have issues or concerns about your pet’s health.