Preventative Care

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Annual physical examinations are critical in helping to detect problems in our pets. Pets, especially cats, are masters of disguise and frequently hide their aliments until the disease has progressed significantly.

We recommend vaccinations to help prevent diseases and to keep your pet healthy. We tailor our vaccine protocols based specifically upon your pet’s lifestyle and risks.

Heartworm prevention is the key to keeping your pet healthy. Heartworm disease is extremely prevalent in the southeast and is spread to dogs and cats by mosquitoes inside and outside the home and can be fatal to your pet. Heartworm disease is easily and inexpensively prevented with monthly heartworm prevention, but can cost hundreds to thousands to treat. We recommend annual heartworm tests to ensure the heartworm prevention is working as expected.

The south is parasite heaven with warm weather prevalent throughout most of the year. Parasite control is also important to your pet’s health. Internal parasites including, roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, tapeworms, coccidia, and giardia can cause diarrhea, poor growth, anemia, and other health problems. Many internal parasites are also zoonotic, meaning that they can be spread to humans. Annual examinations and preventive medications can help control parasites.

Feline vaccines we offer include:

  • Influenza
  • FVRCP/FeLV (Feline rhinotracheitis virus (feline herpes virus 1), calicivirus and panleukopenia combined with Feline Leukemia)
  • Rabies- required by law
  • FVRCP Intranasal- given at 1 year old visit and annual if pet is indoor only

Canine vaccines we offer include:

  • Influenza
  • Bordatella (one cause of kennel cough)
  • DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Parvo virus)
  • Leptospirosis (spread through the urine of livestock and wildlife can be transmitted to pets and humans)
  • Lyme (spread through the bite of a tick)
  • Rabies- required by law