Vaccinations for cats and for dogs
Our pets are our best friends, and your veterinarian can help that friendship last for many years. A customised preventative healthcare plan, including vaccinations for cats and for dogs, will help either protect your pet from many potentially dangerous diseases, or allow a more rapid recovery from some illnesses should your pet become exposed. Many of these highly contagious diseases are transmitted by the respiratory system, meaning that your pet can be exposed to viruses without ever leaving home (ex. when stray cats come wander on the balcony and decks.) Each vaccination programme is tailored to your pet's particular habits and routine, and your observations are indispensable in this regard. A dog that visits the dog park or a boarding kennel, for example, has different vaccination needs than one that goes on hikes in wooded areas. Companion animals that travel with their owner musty also conform to international regulations as well.
The importance of an annual veterinary exam
Your pet's annual health exam is similar to your own doctor's visit or that of your child to the pediatrician. The annual health exam allows the veterinarian to determine your pet's general health, as well as to determine any early signs of changes that may indicate illness. Luckily, many diseases can be treated, or even cured, if discovered early. Your veterinarian will also be able to give you valuable tips and easy techniques that can help your pet live a long and healthy life.
Your pet's veterinary exam includes the evaluation of :
- His vaccination status
- His dental health
- His nutrition
- His behaviour
- His stomach and digestion
- His legs and paws
- His skin and haircoat
- His breathing and heart
- Blood and other lab tests
- Parasite prevention
Prevention against parasites
Fleas and ticks are very resistant parasites that can survive even in our cooler climate, able to transmit diseases that can affect our furry friends, as well as the people that take care of them. Other common parasites like intestinal worms are also very common. Administering a parasite preventative will help prevent nasty surprises. Our team can help you choose the best product for your pet's needs.