Wellness, Microchips & More

Wellness Exam Info : Wellness exams are important to your pet’s health. They allow the doctor to detect potential problems early and prevent future health issues. Wellness examsshould be performed on all new puppies and kittens and should continue on an annual or bi-annual basis throughout the life of your pet. Older pets (>6 years) may require more frequent wellness exams and/or yearly blood screening.

Spay & Neuter Info: There are over 100,000 pets each year that end up in shelters due to overpopulation. Do your part to control the pet population by having your pet spayed or neutered. There are also multiple diseases that in tact animals are more susceptible to as they grow older.

Vaccines are one of the most imortant weapons we have for preventing diseases in your pet. Let us help you protect your four legged friend by starting a vaccine regimen today. Puppies and kittens should receive their first vaccines between 4-6 weeks of age.

Heartworm Testing: Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal disease that affects thousands of pets each year. The parasite is spread by mosquitos, and if left undetected can localize in the heart and cause serious damage. A simple blood test is all that is needed to detect heartworm disease in your pet. This disease is easily prevented with a once a month chewable tablet.

Lyme Disease is a tick borne disease that affects animals and people. It can cause pain in the joints, fatigue, and swollen lymphnodes. You can protect your pet by testing them for lyme with a simple blood test and/or starting them on an annual vaccine program.

Testing for FELV/FIV: Cats of all ages and breeds are susceptible to Feline Leukemia and FIV. Outdoor cats and multiple cat households are more susceptible to these immunosuppressive diseases. We recommend testing all newly adopted cats and kittens and any unvaccinated cats that may have been exposed. Vaccines are available to protect your cat.

Microchipping: 1 out of 3 pets will get lost.

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Animal Clinic of Patrick County 16 Dr. Kay Lane Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-3663
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