Wellness & Preventive Medicine

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Our doctors recommend wellness exams be performed every 6 months. Missing the six month check-up is similar to a human not seeing his doctor for 3 1/2 years! Wellness Exams are an opportunity for our veterinarians to thoroughly evaluate your pet from head to toe and to detect any problems in its early stages.  Vaccinations,  flea & tick prevention,  heartworm testing & preventing, and intestinal parasite testing & control are important components of wellness care and can prevent diseases that are not only life-threatening, but very expensive to treat.

Our doctors recommend to protect your dog against the following diseases listed below:

IMAG0131CANINE DISTEMPER is a viral disease that usually begins as an upper respiratory infection but can progress to seizures and other neurological symptoms.  It can also cause death.  It is spread by dogs, raccoons, foxes and coyotes.

INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS is a virus that is passed in the urine and cause liver and kidney disease.

PARVO INFECTION is a viral disease that attacks the intestinal tract and causes severe vomiting and diarrhea and if untreated possibly death.  The virus is passed in the feces and can remain infectious in the contaminated soil from 1 to 2 years!

PARAINFLUENZA is a virus that contributes to kennel cough.  The virus is spread via nasal discharge and inhaled by other dogs causing upper respiratory disease.

BORDETELLA (KENNEL COUGH) is a bacteria that causes infection in the upper respiratory tract.  The symptoms are a hacking cough and a now and then runny nose and is highly contagious to the other dogs. Kennel cough is caused by several viruses and bacteria, which may act individually or as a group to cause disease.  The nasal spray is the complete and fastest protection.  this vaccination is especially important if your pet will be around the other dogs such as dog parks, boarding or gets regular professional bathes and grooms.

Dr. ReichlaLEPTOSPIROSIS is a bacterial disease that is usally spread when infected urine from wildlife or oher dogs contaminates water or soil and the bacteria is ingested or swallowed.  The disease can cause severe or fatal liver or kidney infections in dogs and can be transmitted to humans.

CORONAVIRUS is an infection similar to parvovirus in the sense that it also infects the dog’s intestinal tract and causes sever vomiting and diarrhea.  This disease is transmitted by viral particles found in feces that are inhaled through the nose or the mouth.  It is often fatal.

LYME DISEASE is a tick borne, bacterial disease.  Dogs cannot transmit Lyme to humans but bring the tick which can bite and give humans Lyme disease as well.  The infection causes fever and lameness in affected dogs.  It is recommended for dogs that live in areas and exposed to ticks.

HEARTWORM DISEASE is transmitted from animal to animal by mosquitoes. The heartworms are parasites that live in an animal’s heart and large blood vessels in the lungs.  The signs are similar to the signs of heart failure and include lethargy and a mild nonproductive cough.  The infestation of heartworms is preventable, but can be very expensive to treat and potentially fatal.

RABIES is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system.  The infection is fatal and is passed in the saliva via a bite from an infected animal.  Skunks, foxes, raccoons, and bats are the most common source.  Humans can also get infected from a bite of an infected animal.

Our doctors recommend to protect your cat from the following diseases listed below:

CatFELINE DISTEMPER is a viral disease that causes severe intestinal upset, vomiting, and diarrhea.  It is highly contagious amongst cats via contact through the cat’s mouth or nose.  Feline distemper is a serious disease and often fatal.  NOTE: Feline distemper is not the same as canine distemper.  Distemper is not contagious between cats and dogs.

RHINOTRACHEITIS, CALICIVIRUS, & CHYLAMYDIA BACTERIA are upper respiratory diseases that are highly contagious and transmitted from cat to cat by inhaling infective particles through the nose and mouth.  A cat with an upper respiratory disease acts like a human with a cold such as sneezing, runny eyes, and difficulty breathing.

FELINE LEUKEMIA is a viral disease that is extremely contagious and is transmitted by direct contact from cat to cat.  It is the leading killer amongst cats and may cause an elevated temperature of unknown origin.  It also may cause cancerous growths or anemia.

RABIES is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system.  The infection is fatal and is passed in the saliva via a bite from an infected animal.  Skunks, foxes, raccoons, and bats are the most common source.  Humans can also get infected from a bite of an infected animal.

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