In order to provide early detection of congenital problems and infectious diseases, new puppy and kitten examinations are strongly recommended before exposure to other pets. This also allows us to set a clear schedule of vaccinations, and discuss the proper care for your new pet. We also encourage owners to ask any questions they may have. Puppies and kittens typically receive a series of vaccines, given every 3 weeks starting at 6-8 weeks of age and ending between 14-16 weeks of age. A fecal exam and de-worming for intestinal parasites is also done at this time. In addition, kittens may be tested for Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) with a simple blood test.
Annual wellness examinations provide early detection and treatment of problems. Vaccinations, fecal exams, heartworm testing, and dispensing of preventive medications are handled at each annual wellness visit. In order to focus on the problems of our senior companions, senior wellness exam are scheduled as needed. These exams may include diagnostic procedures such as lab work and x-rays.