Veterinary, Preventative, Wellness & Vaccines

Furry family members age much faster than people, so significant changes in their health can happen very quickly.

Wellness programs allow us to diagnose conditions early, when they’re easier to treat or manage, and we can often prevent diseases entirely with regular physical exams, vaccinations, and preventatives. We recommend that healthy adult dogs and cats visit us once a year, whereas puppies, kittens, senior pets, and pets with health issues need more frequent checkups.

Our team will work with you to create a wellness program that fits the needs of your furry little one. Contact us to learn more about our vaccination schedules, preventative protocols, and what to expect when you visit us for a wellness exam.

  • Puppy Wellness
  • Congratulations on your new puppy! Thank you for considering us as a partner in the care of your new furry family member.

    We welcome you to bring your furry little one in for a visit, even if it’s just for a walk through our park. Introducing your puppy to new places and people is extremely important for their socialization during the first few weeks in their new home. Positive experiences with car rides, new faces, and different noises, sights and smells helps your furry little one grow into a happy, well-adjusted adult. We are always here to provide you with the support and tools necessary to help you with your new pup, including information and advice on healthcare, nutrition, training, behaviour, and socialization.

    Our puppy wellness program is designed to help get your puppy started on the right path to a long and healthy life. Your new puppy needs extra protection while their young immune system is still developing. Until your furry little one has received a series of vaccines they are susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. It is highly recommended that you book an appointment for your new family member as soon as you bring them home so the veterinarian can perform a comprehensive physical exam. During this appointment the veterinarian will discuss vaccinations, parasite testing and prevention, nutrition, and will answer any questions that you have. We vaccinate against rabies, distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus, and depending on different activities that you plan on doing with your pup, we may also vaccinate against some bacteria as well.

    Most puppies have roundworms, which are intestinal worms that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal signs (although dogs can have worms without showing any symptoms). It is important for puppies to be treated for roundworms both for their health and for the health of you and your family. Roundworms are a zoonotic parasite, which means they can be transmitted from pets to people. By ensuring that your puppy is treated, you can keep your entire family safe from these and other parasites.

    If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment please call, email, or request an appointment online. We look forward to meeting your new furry family member!

  • Kitten Wellness
  • Congratulations on your new kitten! Thank you for choosing us to help protect and care for your new furry family member.

    Our kitten wellness program is designed to help get your kitten started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your kitten’s development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help your furry little one grow into a well-mannered, healthy cat, including information and advice on nutrition, litterbox training, and behaviour.

    It is highly recommended that you book an appointment for your new family member as soon as you bring them home so the veterinarian can perform a comprehensive physical exam. During this appointment the veterinarian will discuss vaccinations, parasite testing and prevention, nutrition, and will answer any questions that you have. Until your kitten has received a series of vaccines they are susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We vaccinate kittens against rabies, feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia. Depending on your cat’s risk, we may also advise vaccinating against feline leukemia virus (FeLV).

    Most kittens have roundworms, which are intestinal worms that can cause coughing, weight loss, and a potbellied appearance in cats (although they may not cause any symptoms). It is important for kittens to be treated for roundworms, not only to help rid them of the infection but also to prevent you and the rest of your family from becoming infected. Roundworms are a zoonotic parasite, which means they can be transmitted from pets to people. By ensuring that your kitten is treated, you can keep your entire family safe.

    If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment please call, email, or request an appointment online. We look forward to meeting your new furry family member!

  • Adult Pet Wellness
  • During your pet’s wellness exam we will perform a physical assessment, checking your furry little one from nose to tail, and discuss vaccinations, preventatives, nutrition, behaviour, and oral hygiene. Dogs and cats age faster than humans so it is even more crucial that they receive regular veterinary attention.

    The risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age. Annual physical exams allow us to detect hidden conditions early, which can improve the prognosis of many diseases. Many of our furry little ones are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behaviour might be easy to overlook. Comprehensive physical assessments in combination with wellness diagnostics helps give us an overall picture of what’s going on inside your pet. Performing a baseline diagnostic workup is also a good idea when your furry family member is an adult as it tells us what is normal for them. This will alert us to any changes that take place during their senior years.

    Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioural changes in your pet, as well as any other concerns you might have. To book an appointment please call, email, or request an appointment online.

  • Senior Pet Wellness
  • As dogs and cats get older they need more attention and special care. Our senior wellness program can help your pet remain healthy as they age and allow us to catch any potential problems earlier, when they’re easier to treat or manage. Diagnosing diseases and certain conditions early is important at any stage of life, but it becomes even more critical during a furry family member’s senior years. The risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age. Physical examinations and diagnostic tests become critical for elderly pets, especially since many do not show any signs of feeling unwell, even with serious diseases, until they are advanced.

    Senior status varies depending on breed and size. Smaller dogs tend to have a longer life-span than larger dogs, and cats generally live longer than dogs. Before your furry family member reaches senior status we recommend bringing them in for a baseline exam and diagnostic workup. This will tell us what is normal for them so that we can keep track of any changes and trends as they age. We can help you determine what life stage your pet is in, but in most cases, we suggest a baseline checkup for dogs over 7 years old, and cats over the age of 8.

    Senior pets benefit from more frequent veterinary exams and diagnostic testing. Once we know what is going on inside your furry family member we can help manage many symptoms that are commonly attributed to age, including those associated with cognitive dysfunction syndrome (similar to Alzheimer’s in humans) and mobility challenges. Maximizing your senior pet’s quality of life is our main goal. This can be accomplished in many ways – by identifying and preventing or reducing pain, recommending a nutrition and exercise plan, and suggesting environmental modifications.

    We look forward to working with furry little ones at all stages of life. As a partner in your pet’s well-being, we want to make sure that your senior furry family member is able to age in comfort and good health. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment please contact us by phone, email, or request an appointment online.