Wellness and Vaccination Programs

Help us keep your pet healthy by bringing him or her in for regular exams and vaccinations. Dogs and cats (and other pets) age far faster than people, so significant changes in your pet’s health can happen in a short time. Wellness programs allow us to diagnose diseases and conditions early, when they’re easier to treat or manage. Often, we can help prevent diseases entirely, just by ensuring that your pet has received appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We recommend that healthy adult dogs and cats visit us once a year. Puppies, kittens, senior pets, and pets with health issues or illnesses need more frequent checkups. We’ll work with you to create a wellness program, including a vaccination and prevention protocol, for your pet. Call us today to schedule your pet’s wellness exam.

Annual Physical Examination and Vaccinations for Cats

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Pet guardians and veterinarians have the common goal of keeping pets healthy for life. We recommend that each pet visits a veterinarian at least once a year for a thorough physical exam.

The physical exam gives your pet’s doctor the opportunity to assess the patient’s overall health and identify any concerns as early as possible. This meeting also gives you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns you have about your pet’s health.

This article, provided by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, explains the importance of the physical exam for your adult cat.

Our doctors will tailor a vaccination protocol suitable to the lifestyle of your cat.

The fee for a physical exam and any vaccinations your cat may need is

$110.00

Vaccinations included in this fee are:

  • Rhinotracheitis
  • Calici Virus
  • Panleukopenia
  • Chlamydia Psittaci
  • Leukemia (for cats that go outdoors)
  • Rabies


Please note that not all vaccinations are given yearly. We follow the guidelines published by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Annual Physical Examination and Vaccinations for Dogs

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Pet guardians and veterinarians have the common goal of keeping pets healthy for life. We recommend that each pet visits a veterinarian at least once a year for a thorough physical exam.

The physical exam gives your pet’s doctor the opportunity to assess the patient’s overall health and identify any concerns as early as possible. This meeting also gives you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns you have about your pet’s health.

This article, provided by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, explains the importance of the physical exam for your adult dog.

At this visit we also recommend that your dog is tested for parasites such as intestinal worms, heartworm and tick transmitted diseases.  This can be done with a stool sample collected by you and a few drops of blood collected by us during the consultation. Pet parasites can affect you too, so early detection and treatment keeps both you and your pet healthy.

The cost for the Annual Wellness Visit is $110.00 and includes any vaccinations that are required.  Our doctors will tailor a vaccination protocol suitable to the lifestyle of your dog.
The fee for the fecal analysis is $51.90 and the fee for heartworm/tick testing is $57.90.
We will usually also recommend a parasite prevention program for your dog. Sentinel is a product that is administered to your dog once monthly and prevents heartworm, and controls fleas and intestinal parasites.  Depending on the size of your dog this medication costs $15.00 to $18.00 per month. Consider this an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure.

Please note that not all vaccinations are given yearly. We follow the guidelines published by the American Animal Hospital Association.

Adult Pet Wellness

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Bringing your pet in for an annual diagnostic and wellness checkup can help reassure you that your dog or cat is healthy or help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Early detection can improve the prognosis of many diseases, keep medical costs down, and help your pet live longer. Many dogs and cats are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behaviour might be easy to overlook. And, depending on the disease, some pets don’t show any symptoms.

Dogs and cats age quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial for our companion animals to receive regular exams. In addition, the risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age.

During your pet’s wellness exam, we will perform a physical assessment, checking your dog or cat from nose to tail. We will also make sure your pet receives appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We will perform a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, faecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. We may also recommend that your pet receive dental care.

When your pet is nearing his or her senior years, we will recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic workup so we’ll know what’s normal for your pet. This will enable us to keep track of any changes.

Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioural changes in your pet, as well as any other concerns you might have.

Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam! If you have any questions about our adult wellness program, please let us know.

 

Senior Pet Wellness

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As dogs and cats get older, they need more attention and special care. Our senior wellness program can help your pet remain fit and healthy as he or she ages and help us catch any potential problems earlier, when they’re easier to treat or manage. Regular veterinary exams can actually help your pet live longer, too!

Diagnosing diseases and certain conditions early is important throughout a pet’s life, but it becomes even more critical when your dog or cat enters his or her senior years. The risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age. In addition, dogs and cats may not show any signs of even serious diseases until they are advanced.

Senior status varies depending on your pet’s breed and size. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger dogs, and cats generally live longer than dogs. We can help you determine what life stage your pet is in.

Before your dog or cat reaches senior status, we recommend that you bring your pet in for a baseline exam and diagnostic workup. This will give us a record of what’s normal for your pet so we can keep track of any changes. In most cases, we suggest this checkup for when your dog turns 7 years of age or your cat turns 8 years of age. Thereafter, your senior pet will benefit from more frequent veterinary exams and diagnostic testing.

We can treat many symptoms that are commonly attributed to age, including those associated with cognitive dysfunction syndrome (similar to Alzheimer’s in humans). We can also improve your pet’s quality of life in many ways: by identifying and preventing or reducing pain, recommending a nutrition and exercise plan, and suggesting environmental modifications.

We will tailor a senior wellness plan to your pet’s individual needs. If you have any questions, we can discuss our senior wellness program in more detail. Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam!