We wanted to make our clients aware of a new wellness bundle we are now offering for our doggie patients. This Annual Comprehensive Canine Wellness consists of an adult wellness bloodwork panel, which checks your pet’s internal organ function and includes a heartworm test. Also, this bundle contains an intestinal parasite exam (fecal exam), and all 3 core vaccines for a dog: rabies, the distemper/parvo combination vaccine, and the bordetella vaccine.So how much does this bundle cost?
Since February is Pet Dental Month, I thought it would be helpful to give you some information about periodontal conditions and preventative measures for dental health. Believe it or not, it has only been within the last ten years that veterinary medicine has really emphasized the importance of dental health in companion animals.
We are happy to announce that we will be offering at-home Convenience and Hospice Care beginning April 1. We have sensed a real need in our area after many conversations with current clients and other members of our community who are seeking this type of service. What does this service potentially mean for you?
Having practiced veterinary medicine for over 40 years, it is interesting to see how societal trends impact my profession. One thing I have noticed is a change in the kinds of cases I now see. When I first started practicing vet medicine, I was treating the majority of my patients for internal and external parasites (fleas, ticks, intestinal worms, etc.), which was a huge problem back then. Now that we have so many great products to treat parasites effectively, I have noticed that the vast majority of cases relate to obesity and the health issues that flow from it, in both dogs and cats.
Think parasite season is over just because the warm-weather months are coming to a close? Think again! From roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms to fleas, coccidia, bots, and pinworms, parasites are just as abundant in the late summer and early fall as any other time of year. As summer comes to a close, it’s a good idea to get your pet(s) back to the practice for parasite testing and prevention.