Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Did you know, as a pet owner, you are responsible for your pet's health?



Dogs/Cats need immunizations, just like children, to keep them healthly.
Below you will find a brief description of common pet diseases and a suggested Vaccination Schedule:

  • Distemper - an airborne viral disease of the lungs, intestines and brain.
  • Parvovirus - a viral disease of the intestines
  • Rabies - a viral disease fatal to humans and other animals

* the above diseases can be fatal to your pet

6 weeks - Parvo/Distemper shot

8 weeks - Parvo/Distemper shot

12 weeks - Parvo/Distemper shot

4 months - Rabies shot (repeat every year thereafter)

Other preventative health measures include:

Flea control - Several methods available : flea collar and monthly applied medication.

Heartworm Prevention - a chewable pill is offered on a monthly basis to prevent Heartworms in your pet. If you have a pet that has not had Heartworm Prevention in the past and has lived through a mosquito season, your pet MUST be tested for Heartworms BEFORE the preventative pill can be taken.

Always check with your local veterinarian if you have any questions and before beginning any medication.

He/She will be able to answer any questions you have as well.

Most veterinarians will give you general information over the phone.