Wellness Care for Each Life Stage of Your Pet
Just like you, your pet’s health needs change depending upon their age, activity level, lifestyle and breed specific characteristics. We’re here to help you and your pets navigate through all the stages of their life to maximize their health, comfort and well-being.
Wellness Exams: The core of a good preventive health care plan is the annual or semi-annual (for seniors) wellness exam. A complete wellness exam will include an in-depth interview with you to obtain a thorough history of your pet’s activities, physical symptoms, and overall sense of well-being at home. Our doctors will conduct a complete physical examination and recommend any life stage-appropriate laboratory testing to detect any possible signs of a health problem. Diligent wellness care allows us to promote your pet’s existing health, prevent many future problems, and detect other health problems early, allowing us to intervene and reverse or significantly slow down problems before they become unmanageable.
Pet Vaccines: Vaccine recommendations are changing. We no longer advocate for yearly administration of all vaccines at all ages. Based on your individual pet’s lifestyle and age, we will discuss with you which vaccines are best for their health and well-being.
Pet Vaccinations in Arcata
Having your pet vaccinated on a regular basis helps protect them from certain serious and even potentially fatal diseases and viruses. This is why we recommend that you include a vaccination plan with your pet’s preventive care plan. We typically administer the following vaccines for our patients:
- Feline rhinotracheitis
- Feline leukemia
Depending on your pet’s exposure risk, we may also recommend certain non-core vaccines, such as the Lyme vaccine and Bordetella (kennel cough) for dogs and feline leukemia (FeLV) for cats.
Give us a call at 707-822-2402 if you need to schedule a pet exam or vaccinations in Arcata, or if you have any questions about these services. And remember, the best way to treat an illness for your pet is to prevent it.