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Preventative Medicine

Preventive Medicine for vets with dogs and cats in London Ontario.

VACCINES AND HEALTH EXAMINATIONS

As part of a complete health plan for your pet, we do recommend at least once yearly health examinations for them. At this time, the doctors will perform a complete physical examination of all the body systems – from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail! If any abnormalities are discovered, the doctor will discuss if any testing is needed to investigate further. Also a vaccine plan will be discussed and formed to best suit your pet’s needs. Occasionally if your pet has an ongoing illness we may recommend more frequent health exams.

VACCINE TITRES

As animals age, they often require fewer vaccines to be given, especially if they also have an ongoing illness or are very elderly. In order to ensure that they are still adequately protected against the common viruses we vaccinate for, we offer the option of checking the levels of antibodies in their system still active against these viruses. This is done with a simple blood test. If their levels are low, we may need to give them a booster vaccine but if their levels are good we can avoid injecting them with more vaccines than they need. This is much safer for their immune system and will help to keep them healthy.

PUPPY AND KITTEN PACKAGES

We offer the convenience and peace of mind of our specialized puppy and kitten packages for our youngest patients. These cover the basics in health care for our babies and include all of their needed vaccines.
Puppies receive vaccinations against:
  • Distemper virus
  • Adeno virus
  • Parvo virus
  • Parainfluenza virus
  • Rabies virus
Kittens receive vaccinations against:
  • Panleukopenia virus
  • Feline herpes virus/rhinotracheitis virus
  • Feline leukemia virus
  • Rabies virus
8 week old puppies and kittens receive:
  • 3 sets of vaccines at 8, 12, and 16 weeks old
  • Complete physical examination and consultation with the doctor at each visit
  • 3 fecal/stool tests to check for intestinal parasites which are very common in puppies and kittens
  • 4 nail trims – one at each visit and one during their spay/neuter surgery
  • Spay or neuter surgery, includes IV fluids and pain medication during the surgery as well as pain medication to go home with
12 week and older puppies and kittens receive:
  • 2 Sets of vaccines, one month apart
  • Complete physical examination and consultation with the doctor at each visit
  • 2 Fecal/stool tests to check for intestinal parasites
  • 3 Nail trims
  • Spay or neuter surgery (see above)

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