“Parvo” is a illness we see frequently and a puppy that is as little as three days late on its booster can become ill with parvo. These diseases are commonly found in the environment and when you take your pet for a walk they can be exposed to disease on the ground and the viruses can even be brought home on your shoes. Rainfall often pulls the virus out of the ground where it has been lying dormant and brings it into contact with your dog.
Booster shots should be given to your dog every 28 days for 3 boosters. Rabies Vaccine Shots The rabies vaccine can be given as early as three months of age and is good for one year. Subsequent rabies shots are good for 1 to 3 years, depending on the county you reside
Heartworm medicine can be started as early as six weeks of age and is given monthly for the life of the pet. Heartworms are transmitted by the bite of a mosquito.
This vaccinates against a common bacterial infection that can cause coughing. Dogs that are at most risk are those that visit boarding and grooming establishments. We require all dogs that are boarded and groomed at our facility be current on their bordetella vaccination.
Puppies and kittens can pick up intestinal parasites from their environment. But what many new pet owners don’t realize is that kittens can also get roundworms and hookworms from their mother before birth. For this reason – and because humans can potentially develop serious problems if exposed to immature forms of roundworm or hookworms – we routinely recommend deworming all kittens and puppies several times between the ages of 6 and 12 weeks.
We offer canine influenza vaccine and is recommended for our patients who travel.
The Distemper Shot for your Cat and Protects Against…
Booster shots should be given to your kitten every 28 days for 3 boosters.
The rabies vaccine can be given as early as three months of age and is good for one year and subsequent shots are good for 3 years each.
Heartworm medicine can be started as early as eight weeks of age and is given monthly for life. Heartworms are transmitted by the bite of a mosquito.
Rattle Snake Bites
Rattlesnake is a vaccine that helps reduce the severity of an animal’s reaction to the snake bite.
We recommend this for dogs that are at risk to exposure to snake bites.
Microchipping has become a very popular and safe way to permanently identify your pet and you as its owner in the unfortunate case that your pet is lost. Collar tags are a great way to identify your pet, but sometimes the collar breaks or is lost.
Microchipping involves placement of a small electronic chip the size and shape of a piece of rice just under the skin in the neck area. A needle is used to inject the chip. The injection is comparable to a regular vaccine injection.
If your pet becomes lost or separated from you, then anyone who finds your pet can present it to a veterinarian or any animal care facility, such as the Humane Society – where the chip can be scanned. The chip company will then be notified with your chip number and the company will contact you with the information on the whereabouts of your pet.
We advise you to use this system of identification as well as a collar identification system on your pet.
Fleas and Ticks
These are a constant threat to our pets and can be carriers of serious diseases, as well as, causes of skin conditions. We offer many very effective and safe monthly preventatives. Some of these come in combination with monthly heartworm preventative.