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Comprehensive Physical Exams & Consultations
Nutritional Counseling : Slim Fit
Kelsey and Michelle, our slim fit counselors are committed to helping your pet reach its ideal weight. Ask your doctor, or see Michelle in the pharmacy for more information.
The best part of our day is welcoming new puppy and kittens to our practice! It is a time of excitement for the entire team as the pets get introduced to as many staff members as possible. We love to see the whole family come in as all members of the household should participate in the care of your new pet.
We are willing to give you all the assistance you require because adopting a pet is a very important decision as you are committing to loving that pet for its entire life.
The most important part of the very first visit is a thorough physical examination. It is an opportunity to make sure that your new member of the family is healthy and has no obvious genetic problems. We will answer any questions because we understand there is a lot to know about raising a puppy or kitten. We will also counsel you on proper nutrition as it is a very important component to keep your new family member healthy. Keeping them healthy early in life, giving them a good start, often leads to good health later in life.
After being weaned from their mother, the protection against infectious diseases obtained from their mother starts to decline. It is at this time that we begin to vaccinate with the core requirements, typically at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. Our current protocol follows the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) standards of 2011. Breeders may give a vaccine at 6 weeks but this does not mean the puppy or kitten does not need the 8 week injection. The antibodies provided by the 6 week vaccination are usually short-lived due to residual maternal immunity. A thorough physical examination is conducted at each visit to ensure your puppy or kitten is healthy before administering the vaccines. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. We will continue to discuss behavioural health and nutrition with every appointment. We will also discuss the expected lifestyle of your pet to decide if certain non-core vaccinations would be recommended for them.
All puppies and kittens are routinely de-wormed for common intestinal parasites. In fact, we encourage year round de-worming to reduce the parasite load in the environment and consequently, health risks to your family.In your pet’s first year we recommend a fecal sample tested as there are some intestinal parasites (eg Giardia) for which we do not routinely treat.
One of our most important services is a “happy visit.” We encourage you to bring your puppy or kitten in at any time to be coddled and loved by our staff without any vaccination.
Our Puppy and Kitten plans include:
vaccinations (3 sets including Bordetella (dogs) and Rabies) spay/neuter tattoo Free food Free groom Free 30 day Trial Pet Insurance discounted ID Tags
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Is your pet over seven years old? We recommend our Senior Care program. This Program includes a complete physical exam, a complete blood count to help in the diagnosis of cancer, infection, anemia and bleeding problems, and provides insight into the status of your animals immune system. A chemistry profile to assess the function of liver, kidneys, pancreas and other organs. A complete urinalysis to assess kidney function, and a thyroid hormone level check. The goal of the Senior care program is to provide a better quality of life for a longer period of time.