Pets should be vaccinated to protect them from many highly contagious and deadly diseases. Experts agree that widespread use of vaccines within the last century has prevented death and disease in millions of animals. If an unvaccinated pet develops one of these diseases, treatment can become very expensive and many of these diseases can be fatal despite treatment. Even though some formerly common diseases have now become uncommon, vaccination is still highly recommended because these serious disease agents continue to be present in the environment.
For dogs, core vaccines include distemper (dhpp) and rabies vaccinations. Optional vaccines for at-risk individuals include kennel cough (bordatella), k9 influenza (flu), leptospirosis, and lyme. For cats, core vaccines include distemper (fvrcp) and rabies. Optional vaccines include feline leukemia (felv) for outdoor cats.
We also send diagnostic samples to Idexx Laboratories for routine blood and urine testing, microbiology, cytology, pathology, serology and other specialized tests. We are able to consult with Idexx veterinary specialists in several different fields including pathology, internal medicine, cardiology and radiology.
Dental patients are anesthetized and their teeth cleaned with an ultrasonic scaler and then polished. Patients have a full oral exam to identify any loose or diseased teeth or gums that need treatment. As an adjunct to teeth cleaning, we recommend a dental home care plan that is specifically designed to your pet’s needs.