We at Healthy Pets Veterinary Care stress the importance of wellness visits to make sure your pet continues to live a happy and healthy life. Keeping up to date with regular visits can help catch potential problems before they develop into anything more serious – and even prevent them from happening altogether!
Vaccinations will typically start just six to eight weeks after the birth of your pet and continue through the rest of their life. They are a very important tool for keeping them healthy and away from life-threatening diseases. We offer both core and non-core vaccinations. These will include rabies and parainfluenza for dogs, plus panleukopenia and feline calicivirus for cats, among others.
Heartworms are carried by mosquitoes and without taking the proper precautions, they can be life-threatening to your pet. In order to keep your pet safe, they will be required to have heartworm testing before getting a refill for their preventatives. Even if you give them their medication, we can all make mistakes and forget, or your pet might spit them out without you even noticing. The heartworm test is simple and lets us know if they have become infected.
Fecal testing will allow us to discover if your pet has been infected with intestinal parasites. If they are, we will prescribe the appropriate medication to eradicate them. Some of these parasites include:
As opposed to annual appointments, we recommend semi-annual appointments. A pet ages a lot faster than humans do, so while going to the doctor once a year might be enough for us, there’s a lot more that can change in your pet’s life during the course of that same year.
With annual bloodwork, we will be able to catch diseases early and give you treatment options based on the results. Having this completed every year could save your pet’s life from something that can easily be treated with the right medications.
At Healthy Pets Veterinary Care, we provide you with preventative medications that you’ll give to your pet once per month. They’ll protect them from heartworms and the diseases that can be transmitted from fleas and ticks. All of these are very common in South Florida due to the humidity and warm weather.
We proudly carry Heartgard as our heartworm prevention, due to its safety and efficiency. We also offer alternative heartworm preventatives through our easy to use and convenient online pharmacy.
For your pet’s safety, we require yearly testing for heartworm disease prior to refilling preventatives. Contact us today to schedule your pet’s annual heartworm test. To learn more about heartworm disease, please visit the American Heartworm Society.
Fleas and ticks are more than just a nuisance for dogs and cats. They can cause severe anemia and carry deadly diseases that can be transmitted to people.
In order to give your pet the proper preventative care, we offer customized wellness plans for an affordable monthly fee. With regular care, we’ll be able to detect issues early, prolonging the life of your pet! The plans we offer are for puppies, kittens, adult dogs, and adult cats.
Bringing your pet in for a wellness visit is an extremely important part of keeping them healthy. You want your little companion to live a long life and coming in for a quick visit can help make that wish a reality. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.