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Preventative Medicine

The cornerstone of optimal pet health is preventative medicine and wellness exams. At Tails a Waggin Animal Hospital, we recommend that all pets receive a complete physical examination at least once a year; some pets should receive more frequent exams. Wellness exams play a critical role in the early detection of any future health issues and are critical for disease prevention. Our annual comprehensive preventative medicine exam includes:

  • Thorough “nose-to-tail” physical examination.
  • An examination of your pet’s dental health.
  • Detection of early signs of illnesses or potential health issues before they develop.
  • Annual heartworm testing and prevention.
  • Recommendations for parasite prevention and control.
  • Vaccinations as necessary in accordance with your pet’s vaccination schedule.
  • An analysis of your pet’s nutrition, behaviors, and daily activity and exercise habits.
  • Recommendations for possible additional diagnostic testing.

Your pet’s wellness exams help us understand your expectations as pet owner and establish a long relationship with your pet. Through these wellness exams and other consultations with you, important details regarding your pet’s health are discussed with us. Dental care, immunizations, arthritis, nutrition, and lifestyle changes are important topics to discuss with our veterinarian. Our team of professionals are ready to help, and answer any questions you may have.

VACCINATIONS

Unless properly vaccinated, your pet is at risk for contracting one of several, possibly fatal, infectious diseases. Fortunately, most common infectious diseases can be prevented by routine vaccinations. In fact, timely and properly administered vaccines are effective in the large majority those vaccinated, and they dramatically reduce virus transmission in our local pet population.

Listed below are tentative schedules for optimal pet health care for canines & felines, including an outline of veterinary services and veterinary care.

VETERINARY CARE FOR DOGS

Vaccinations are tailored to your pet’s life-style.

Age of Pet Procedure(s)
Every Year Annual Exam, and Heartworm test, and fecal. Vaccinations as needed.
Every 1 or 3 years DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo), Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Canine Influenza, and fecal on as- needed bases.
Every 1 or 3 years Rabies
Every 6 months Fecal, Semi Bordetella, and Semi Annual Exam


VETERINARY CARE FOR CATS

Vaccinations are tailored to your pet’s life-style.

Age of Pet Procedure(s)
Every Year Annual Exam, FVRCP- Risk assessment for Leukemia/F.I.P.
Every 1 or 3 years Rabies, FVRCP(Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis Calicivirus Chlamydia Pneumonitis) Risk Assessment for non-core vaccines
Every 6 months Semi-Annual Exam, Fecal or Prophylactic De-worming