Immunization & Wellness Care:
We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in Wellness programs has rewards for both pets and owners. Our Wellness programs are designed specifically for your pet and include: comprehensive physical exam; internal parasite testing; heartworm and flea control; vaccination program; spay and neuter package; and specialized blood tests for all life stages.
Due to the advances in Veterinary medicine derived from recent research studies on vaccine performance, we are altering our recommendation for vaccines and vaccine intervals for our cherished pets.
Puppies and kittens are still the most "at risk" patients. With newer information on their susceptibility to diseases, we will be recommending a wider protection for our vaccine protocols. After the first year of age, the core vaccines will have a longer period of effectiveness as the pet's immune system matures. Certain vaccines will still be recommended on an annual basis to ensure the highest level of protection for our "at risk" patients.
The vaccine protocols are as follows:
Puppies-1) Dhppi and lepto- at 8, 12, and 16 weeks and then annually
2) Rabies 16 weeks then annually
3) Kennel cough pnuary at 12-16 weeks then annually
Kittens-1) Tricat- 8 and 12 weeks and then annually
2) Rabies- 16 weeks then annually
Strategic Deworming Guidelines for Dogs:
|PUPPIES||Every 2 weeks until 3 months of age
Once a month from 3 to 6 months of age
Four times / year after 6 months of age
|ADULTS||Treat regularly considering potential exposure to parasites and prepatent periods (4 times/year)|
|BITCHES||Once prior to mating
Once at parturition
Once at 2 weeks,then 4 weeks after birth
|NEWLY ACQUIRED PUPPIES OR DOGS||Immediately & repeat after 2 weeks
Follow guidelines above
These recommendation are of general nature under some circumstances when worm symptoms persist guidance should be obtained from a veterinarian