Regular physical examinations and vaccinations can help your pet to live a healthy, happy life. You can protect your pet from many common infectious diseases through vaccinations. Our staff will be happy to outline our recommended vaccination protocol with you.

Heartworms are blood parasites that are transmitted by mosquitoes. We recommend monthly heartworm prevention be given year round. Many products that prevent the spread of heartworms also have monthly parasite protection and even flea prevention. Contact us for more information on the products we carry and we can help you find the product that will be right for your pet. Your pet should be blood tested for heartworms every 2 years.

Animal shelters and rescue organizations are full of wonderful homeless pets. Spaying and neutering your pet will help reduce the pet population, and will help keep your pet from developing potential health problems in later years. Contact us for more information on the benefits of spaying or neutering your pet.

Dental Health
Would you let years go by between visits to the dentist? Don't ignore your pet's dental health either! The American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age three. Dental disease doesn't affect just the mouth. It can lead to more serious health problems including heart, lung and kidney disease, which makes it all the more important that you provide your pets with proper dental care from the start.

Pre-anesthesia Screening
Any time your pet is going to have a procedure requiring anesthesia, special considerations are taken to help ensure the safety of your pet. Our Doctors will examine your pet to make sure they are healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. Depending on your pet's age and general physical condition, we may also run blood tests, and X-rays to check for any dangerous heart, kidney or other conditions. Though there is some risk associated with any medical procedure, modern anesthesia is usually safe, even for older pets.

A microchip is an identifying chip placed under the skin of your pet. The chips are about the size of a grain of rice. Microchips have been particularly useful in the return of lost pets. They can also assist where ownership of an animal is in dispute. Ask our staff about our microchipping program and about registering your pet's microchip.

Parasite Control
It is important to have your pet examined for parasites regularly. This can be done by checking a stool sample. Stop by our office and pick up a collection vial to make collecting your pet's sample easy for you.

Flea/Tick Control
Fleas and ticks are so much easier to prevent than to treat. We recommend starting flea and tick control in the spring prior to flea and tick season to prevent infestations on your pet and in your home. There are many flea products that combine heartworm and parasite protection with flea protection for easy administration. Ask our staff members to help you find a product that is perfect for your pet. Also ask about promotions on the products we carry to help you save money.

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