Wellness Care Services
Annual Physical Examination
An important component of maintaining your pet's health, an annual physical exam allows us to identify potential problems early on including dental disease, weight issues and many other health conditions. It’s also a perfect opportunity to discuss any concerns with your veterinarian and have any questions answered about behaviour, nutrition and other aspects of your pet’s health.
Vaccines are an important part of preventive health care, and our vaccination recommendations are individualized according to your pet’s lifestyle. Vaccinations prevent an array of diseases in dogs and cats and ensure a healthy pet community. They also play a vital role in protecting public health, as many vaccine-preventable diseases (including rabies and leptospirosis) are transmissible to people.
Fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites and heartworm disease all pose potential threats to your pet’s health. These parasites can cause everything from itching and discomfort to illness and chronic disease (including Lyme disease, which is transmitted through ticks). Both dogs and cats are at risk of picking up ticks as early as the beginning of March, and heartworm disease, intestinal parasites and fleas can all spread throughout the warmer months (it’s not uncommon for fleas to persist into the winter months as well since they can live inside the home). All of these parasites are preventable through the use of prescription veterinary products. These products are exceptionally safe, effective and easy to administer. Please feel free to contact us for more information and to discuss an individualized parasite prevention plan tailored to your pet’s needs.
Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip about the size of grain of rice is placed just under the skin at the back of the neck, and the microchip number is registered with your and your pet’s information. If your pet becomes lost, anyone who finds them can bring them to a veterinary clinic or animal shelter, where a scanner is used to check for a microchip. If the pet has one, it allows us the clinic or shelter to trace the pet back to its owner quickly and efficiently.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Congratulations on welcoming your newest addition! Many new puppy and kitten owners have questions about how best to care for their new family member. We are partners in your pet’s health, and our veterinarians and staff are a trusted source of information to help guide you through this exciting time! During your puppy or kitten’s important first few visits with us, we will discuss individualized vaccination recommendations, deworming and parasite prevention, spaying and neutering, nutrition, training and socialization. We are here to support you from the very beginning of your pet’s journey.
Your pet deserves only the best in their golden years, and we are here to support you during this unique time in their journey. As your pet gets older, it becomes more important than ever to keep up with their annual health visits to facilitate early detection of disease and discuss options for keeping your aging pet as healthy and comfortable as possible. Some of the most common concerns that pet owners have with their senior pets include mobility issues, changes in elimination habits and changes in behaviour. These can all be symptoms of underlying conditions that can often be managed in order to help your dog or cat get the most out of their precious remaining time with you. Your bond with your pet only deepens with time, and we’re here to help you maintain and enhance that bond so that you can enjoy the time you spend together.