Frequently Asked Questions
How Often Should I Bring My Pet In?
We recommend a wellness exam yearly for young and adult pets (6 months-6 years) and twice a year wellness exams for senior and geriatric pets (7years +).
What are Wellness Exams?
These are detailed exams conducted by your veterinarian on your pet. We recommend twice a year exams on all middle age to senior pets. When we conduct these, we also perform comprehensive blood work for early detection of problems and to establish a baseline.
What Does The Blood Work Tell Me?
Full bloodwork allows us to screen for heartworm disease, thyroid disease, early kidney/liver problems, urinary issues, diabetes, infections and more. On cats, it also allows us to screen for viruses like Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids.
What Vaccines Does My Dog Need?
It depends on the age, risks and health of your pet. Our core vaccines include: Rabies, Distemper/Parvo/Adenovirus/Hepatitis/Leptospirosis Vaccines. Other recommended vaccines depending on exposure include: Bordatella (Kennel Cough), Canine Influenza Vaccine (CIV), Lyme Vaccines and Rattlesnake Vaccine.
My Cat Is Strictly Indoors. Does It Need To Be Vaccinated?
Yes. The law requires for your cat to receive his/her Rabies vaccines. We recommend also vaccinating all cats for Feline Distemper and upper respiratory viruses. We recommend Feline Leukemia Vaccines on all young cats and cats with contact to the outside.
Does My Pet Need Parasite Control Year-Round?
Yes!! Heartworm, parasite and flea control needs to be given the 12 months of the year! Both cats and dogs need yearly prevention everywhere in the United States and even more in Florida.
Why does my pet need dental cleanings?
Pets need dental care too! Although a regular examination can reveal some dental disease, a full dental examination with dental radiographs cannot be performed correctly without general anesthesia. Our trained veterinary professionals and up to date equipment allows for safer anesthesia monitoring and proper dental care.