Our mission is to nurture happy and healthy pets. Our preventative program relies on the cooperation between pet-owner, pet, and our physicians to communicate and work as a team. To maintain essential pet health, we recommend a combination of routine check-ups, balanced nutrition, regular vaccinations, and early disease detection.Preventing pet illness is the duty of a responsible pet owner, and we strongly recommend adopting this attitude toward veterinary care.
Better prevent than treat is a well known slogan tha can be also used to describe what really need our pets. Vaccination of pets is important because this procedure protect them from infectious diseases, including those caused by lethal viruses. It has to be stressed that dogs and cats should be vaccinated every year. For dogs we suggest 5 disease vaccinations – against parvoviral infection, hepatitis, distemper and respiratory viral diseases. For cats we recommend vaccinations against rhinotracheitis, callicivirosis, panleukopenia and chlamydia. We would like to note that there is an obligation to vaccinate dogs against rabies. We recoomend also vaccinations against rabies in cats.
A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely.
A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet register. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number.
Young puppies and kittens can receive microchips, but even if your pet is already an adult, you should consider microchipping. Even indoor pets can get outside accidentally and get lost, so if you’re relying on other forms of identification, you could be placing your pet at risk. Microchipping is a safe, effective way to help ensure your pet’s return if the unthinkable happens.
Dogs and cats are hosts of several internal parasites frequently referred to as worms. The most common are the roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms. Of these four only two are commonly seen in the stool with the unaided eye: roundworms and tapeworms. Puppies and kittens are commonly infected with round worms. These parasites are passed from mother to offspring while in uterus and also through nursing. Most worm infestations cause symptoms such as diarrhea, weight loss or poor growth, dry hair; general poor appearance, and vomiting. However some infections cause few or no symptoms. Parasite infection is diagnosed through complete physical examination of fecal specimens under a microscope.
Intestinal parasites of dogs and cats infects humans too.
Childrens are at most serious risk especially if they play in an environment where dog or cat feces may be present.
Because pets age so rapidly, major health changes can occur in a short amount of time. The risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity,arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age.
Today’s pets are living longer than ever, chances are that many may experience a potentially serious illness during their lifetime. Annual health checks can help us to diagnose, treat or even prevent problems before they become life-threatening.
They’re also a great opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour or any other issues.
Call us today to book a health check for your pet .
HEALTH CHECK LIST
The most important annual health screenings for dogs and cats:
Adult dogs and cats (1-6 years)
- Parasite check
- Heart check
- Dental health
- Blood test
- Chemistry panel