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Yearly Diagnostic Testing

Each year or veterinarians examine your pet and administer the annual vaccinations that are necessary to protect your pets health. A physical examination is limited to the external areas of your pet, and cannot screen for all serious health problems. Therefore, our staff highly recommends yearly bloodwork and fecal tests to help detect early stages of disease and provide an extended quality of life. About 10% of pets that come in for annual exams have some form of underlying disease. Many of these pets come in every year for a physical exam and any abnormalities go undetected without a Wellness Health Screen.

WELLNESS VISITS

Checking bloodwork yearly on your pet will help establish a database early in your pets life and will allow us to recognize potential health risks before major disease occurs. Should your pet become ill, we will have an extensive health database to aid in your family members treatment. The cost of these wellness packages and what they include:

  • Canine Seniors: $199.00 This includes a full panel of bloodwork, a urinalysis, heartworm test, and a fecal sample.

  • Feline Seniors: $179.00 This includes a full panel of bloodwork, a urinalysis, and a fecal sample.

  • Canine Juniors: $99.00 This includes a mini panel of bloodwork, a heartworm test, and a fecal sample.

  • Feline Juniors: $99.00 This includes a mini panel of bloodwork with a thyroid level, and a fecal sample.

 

    *** Please note that we do not hold your pets to age when choosing these packages.***

A full panel of bloodwork includes a complete blood count, chemistry panel, and thyroid levels. The mini blood panels include a complete blood count and a small chemistry panel.

The heartworm test that is run for each canine package includes testing for heartworm disease, Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and ehrlichiosis.

If you are not interested in any of these packages our office does offer a wellness Canine/Feline Corehealth Screen that costs $115.00. This wellness panel only includes a full panel of bloodwork.

Vaccines

Canine

  • Rabies (this vaccine is required by law)

  • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)

  • Leprospirosis

  • Lyme disease

  • Bordetella (kennel cough)

  • Canine Influenza

Feline

  • Rabies (this vaccine is required by law)

  • FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)

  • Leukemia

Preventatives

Heartworm Prevention: Highly recommended to be given year-round. If given monthly you are not only protecting your pet from heartworm disease (which is spread through a simple mosquito bite) but you are also deworming your pet for common intestinal parasites. Both of our heartworm preventatives that we carry at our office do require yearly heartworm testing.

  • Interceptor Plus: with this product, one chew, every month, protects your dog from 5 common parasites:

Canine

  • Heartworm

  • Hookworm

  • Roundworm

  • Whipworm

  • Tapeworm

  • Interceptor Plus is safe for use in dogs and puppies 6 weeks of age and older and over 2 pounds of weight.

  • Interceptor Plus is a great tasting, chicken-flavored chewable tablet, making dosing fast and simple.

  • Why you should choose Interceptor Plus for your dog:

  • If your dog has an active, outdoor lifestyle

  • Plays at dog parks

  • Frequently visits boarding or grooming facilities

  • Heartgard Plus: this product is very similar to Interceptor. It is also a monthly chew (but is a real-beef chewable instead of chicken) that is recommended year-round but only prevents your pet from 3 parasites:

  • Heartworm

  • Roundworm

  • Hookworm

Flea/tick Prevention: Fleas remain a problem and ticks are a growing problem in most parts of the country so our veterinarians recommend year-round protection.

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  • Nexgard:

  • Kills adult fleas before they can lay eggs

  • Safe for puppies as young as 8 weeks old and weighing 4 pounds or more

  • Works all month long

  • Can be given with or without food

  • Easy to give and dogs love it!

  • Won't wash off like liquid topicals

  • Beef flavored chew that is soy based

  • Kills 4 species of ticks:

  • Black-legged (deer) ticks

  • Lone star ticks

  • American dog ticks

  • Brown dog ticks

  • Frontline Gold: regular use (applied monthly, year-round) helps reduce fleas and ticks.

  • Liquid topical applied between the shoulders, directly on the skin

  • Kills adult fleas, flea larvae, flea eggs, and 4 common species of ticks

  • Lasts for 30 days

  • 3 tough killing ingredients

  • Scalibor Collar:

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  • Long lasting protection for your pet from fleas and ticks for 6 months

  • Water resistant

  • Adjustable: one size fits all

Feline 

Flea/tick Prevention: 

  • Bravecto: Bravecto topical solution helps provide less effort when dealing with fleas and ticks. It lasts almost three times longer than common monthly treatments.

  • Long lasting protection - 12 weeks of protection with just one dose

  • Easy to use applicator

  • More protection with fewer treatments per year

  • Suitable for all cats 6 months or older and approved for cats over 2.6 pounds

  • Revolution Plus:

  • The ONLY 6-in-1 pest protection for cats and kittens!

  • Safe for cats and kittens as young as 8 weeks of age and weighing over 2.8 pounds

  • Simple to apply

  • Quick drying

  • Monthly topical solution

  • Protects against:

  • Fleas

  • Ticks

  • Ear mites

  • Roundworms

  • Hookworms

  • Heartworms

  • Frontline Gold: Regular use (applied monthly, year-round) helps reduce fleas and ticks.

  • Liquid topical applied between the shoulders, directly on the skin

  • Kills adult fleas, flea larvae, flea eggs, and 4 common species of ticks

  • Lasts for 30 days

  • 3 tough killing ingredients

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