Is Your Pet Due For a “Spring Tune-Up”

Pets should have a veterinary examination at least once a year – more frequently for very young and senior pets. An annual physical exam is an opportunity to assess and discuss many topics crucial to your pets overall well being such as:

Rabies Vaccination: For everyone’s safety and well being please make sure your pet is up to date!

Core Vaccines (DHPP & FVRCP): Frequency will be assessed based on pet’s lifestyle

Other Vaccines: Still an important part of your pet’s overall wellness plan.

  • Leptospirosis can pose a threat to human health as well and vaccines need to be updated annually.
  • Kennel Cough Vaccines updated annually for dogs that frequent the groomer, boarding kennel, dog parks and shows
  • Feline Leukemia Vaccines should be updated annually for cats

Body Condition Scoring: Small changes in weight can have big implications. The majority of pets are overweight and this can be associated with a multitude of health problems such as arthritis, difficulty getting around, exercise intolerance and a general lack of energy and enthusiasm. On the other hand, unexplained weight loss can be one of the first indications of underlying disease.

Dental Exam: Most mature pets suffer from some degree of dental disease which can lead to pain, infection and tooth loss. Simple interventions like diets, brushing teeth and professional cleanings can make a huge difference.

Skin Issues: Simple changes like diet, supplements and parasite control can often make a huge difference for an itchy pet with irritated skin

Parasite Prevention and Control: Parasites, both internal (intestinal worms, Heartworm) and external (fleas, ticks, mites) can pose a serious threat to the people as well as the pets in the family – we will discuss which parasite prevention products will meet your pets needs.

Fecal Exam: For your safety and your pet’s, all pets should have a fecal exam performed at least once a year.

Nutrition: All pet foods are NOT created equal!! Often, the right diet can help prevent or manage problems such as weight gain, skin problems, mobility issues, urinary tract issues and or dental issues.

Senior Pet Health Screens: to monitor your pet for early age related changes or diseases affecting in their internal organs such as liver and kidneys.

Mobility Issues: Arthritis is a common problem for many pets but we have many options for both preventing and treating this debilitating condition – keep your pets comfortable and enjoying life to the fullest!

Behaviour Issues: Behaviour issues can lead to a weakening of the human animal bond and is one of the main reasons pets are given up to shelters. Early intervention is key!

Please call 705-759-8888 to schedule an appointment for your pet’s check-up today!!

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