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Preventative

Vaccines

Pets age fast as compared to humans. They may develop certain disease conditions that are so subtle and undetectable unless seen by the trained eye. We highly recommend at least two physical exams per year. Our routine physical exam includes:

  • Comprehensive Doctor Checkup
  • Fecal Testing
  • Blood testing (heartworm as routine, geriatric profile for dogs age 7 and above)
  • Urinalysis (for Pets concurrently on medication and urine modifying diets)
  • Nail trimming

We follow a standary Vaccine protocol which is based on research.

Dogs

  • Core Vaccines : Rabies, DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus) 
  • Non-Core Vaccines: Lyme Disease Vaccine, Bordetella and Leptospira Vaccines (Lifestyle vaccines)

Cats

  • Core Vaccines: Rabies, FVRCP
  • Non Core Vaccines: Felv, Chlamydia, FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis)
  • It is highly recommended to get Kittens tested for presence of any viral disease prior to vaccination

Heartworm

Heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes and prevelance is quite wide in Ontario. Blood testing is manadatory every year for all dogs and outdoor cats. Pets that are negative are subjected to preventative medication. Those that test positive are subjected to further testing and if confirmed, are treated accordingly. 


Wellness Testing

As mentioned before, pets age very fast as compard to humans and the subtle changes are not visible to the naked eye. A lot of Veterinarians are trained to treat blood work as a diagnostic aid. My preference is to call it “Early Detection Test” for the very reason mentioned above. There are many a conditions that can be found pro-actively and whence treatment is initiated, can be controlled or slowed down. Kidney disease in cats, certain tumors in dogs and many others. To promote early testing, we have November as our “Geriatric Month"