Regular veterinary care can not only improve your pet’s quality of life but can significantly extend the life expectancy of your furry family members. Annual wellness visits can help uncover changes in your pet’s health as they age, allowing us to make adjustments to best meet their needs at every age and stage. Puppies and kittens begin receiving vaccines at 8 weeks of age and wellness exams are recommended yearly for the life of your pet.
Yearly recommended vaccines for canines include DA2LPP (which protects your pet against Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis), Bordatella (kennel cough) and Rabies. Felines receive FVRCP (which protects against rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia, chlamydia), Feline Leukemia, and Rabies.
Dental exams are also a part of your pet’s overall health. Dr. Johnson will examine your pet’s teeth for plaque and tartar buildup and recommend dental cleanings as needed.
Wellness exams are a great time to ask any questions you may have regarding your pet’s nutritional needs or developmental concerns. It is also a good time to ask for recommendations regarding flea / tick and heartworm prevention. We also recommend having your pet spayed or neutered. This helps prevent unwanted litters and can also reduce the risk of certain cancers as your pets age.