Just like humans, pets need annual checkups to stay in good condition. Your pet’s annual exam allows us to make sure that your pet is healthy and helps to catch any health problems before they become serious. The cost of preventative medicine is just fraction of treating a serious disease or a more advanced problem. An early diagnosis not only will help you save money but will bring more comfort for your loved pet.
Double Oak Mountain Animal Clinic can advise you on senior pet health, vaccinations, micro-chipping, parasite control, nutritional counseling, behavioral problems and allergy issues to just name a few. If any problems are found, we provide you with the ideal treatment options that fit you and your pets needs. Once your pet is examined by our staff we will provide you with recommendations for your pet’s nutrition, dental care, vaccinations and heartworm/flea/tick prevention. In addition our staff will provide recommendations specifically tailored to your pet’s health status and risk factors.
A simple way to treat and prevent numerous disease are vaccinations. Core vaccinations, which include rabies, cover those that help prevent the most common diseases. If a pet is traveling or has unique needs, our veterinarians can recommend additional, non-core vaccinations to cover specific conditions or risks. Vaccinations are also highly important for younger pets. Pediatric pet care focuses on the needs of young puppies and kittens, they are highly susceptible to infectious diseases. Starting typically at the age of 8 weeks old, young pets require series of vaccinations, then boosting vaccinations twice at 12 and 16 weeks of age. Some typical vaccines offered at Double Oak Mountain Animal Clinic include:
- Rabies – A viral disease accompanied by brain inflammation, disorientation, dementia, increased thirst and increase in aggression and the tendency to bite, further spreading the disease. Rabies is always fatal.
- Distemper – Distemper affects the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems, and can be fatal.
- Bordetella – An infectious disease commonly known as “kennel cough” which causes contagious tracheobronchitis.
- Leptospirosis – A disease that can cause chronic liver and kidney disease and can be fatal.
- Lyme disease – Transmitted through a tick bite causing arthritic-like symptoms, as well as disease of the heart and brain.
- Canine influenza – A respiratory infection which is 100% contagious to other dogs. There is now a vaccine for canine flu.
- Feline Leukemia – A virus that attacks a cat’s immune system, making the cat vulnerable to disease and infection, much like AIDS in people, though not related or transmitted to humans.
Schedule your appointment today at Double Oak Mountain Clinic for the best preventive care for your pet! Give us a call at (205) 991-5446.