Centerville Wellness Care
Our Wellness Care program is your pet’s bi-annual preventive check-up and is recommended to all pet owners looking to maintain their pet’s ongoing health.
Here’s what our program includes:
- DHPP (Dogs): Prevents distemper, adenovirus (hepatitis), parainfluenza and parvovirus.
- Leptospirosis (Dogs): Helps prevent the bacteria Leptospirosis which can also cause disease in people.
- Lyme (Dogs): Our area has one of the highest rates of exposure and this vaccination helps prevent the disease.
- Bordetella/Kennel Cough (Dogs and cats): This bacteria is very contagious and can cause upper respiratory disease and possibly pneumonia. Recommended every 6 months.
- Rabies (Dogs and Cats): Required by law. Rabies is nearly always fatal in animals and humans.
- FVRCP (Cats): Protects against the herpes virus, calicivirus and parvovirus, which can lead to respiratory and GI disease.
- Feline Leukemia (Cats): Recommended for all cats that go outdoors and in some multi-cat households.
Heartworm Prevention (Cats and Dogs):
Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes. They cause damage to the heart and lungs and are life threatening in both dogs and cats.
We recommend year round heartworm prevention by administering a monthly medication to dogs and cats.
Intestinal Parasite Testing:
Our pets are vulnerable to getting intestinal parasites that can be the source of disease in not just dogs and cats, but also to the ones that care for them. Of all of the parasites out there the four most common are roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms. We are able to diagnose, treat, and prevent the parasites your pet comes in contact with. We recommend fecal testing for parasites twice a year. The monthly medication used for the prevention of heartworm disease is also used to prevent these parasites.
Bloodwork (CBC/Chemistry/Thyroid) is necessary to gauge the “health” of the internal organs. A CBC (complete blood count) provides information on anemia, infection, abnormal blood cells and blood-borne parasites. A Chemistry Screen evaluates many organs, including the liver and kidneys. Electrolytes and blood proteins are reviewed and specifically glucose to monitor for the onset of diabetes. A Thyroid screen assesses the possibility of an under or overactive thyroid gland.