Prevention Is the Key
to Your Pet’s Long-Term Good Health
Preventive care is not a paranoid attempt at perfect health. Preventive care is about upping the odds in your pet’s favor to live a long and healthy, full and vibrant life.
Preventive care starts at the puppy and kitten stage and goes well into the senior years. The following information gives an overview of how Kryder Veterinary Clinic delivers preventive care and what your role as proud pet parent is in the process.
Puppies and Kittens
One of our favorite jobs is working with puppies and kittens. We get to help owners shape the lives of pets. Starting with the first visit, we want to set up our puppies, kittens, and owners for success. At this age, parasite control, vaccinations, and socialization are the keys to good health and a bright future.
Annual exams for all pets allow us to tailor plans for weight management, oral health care, and continued appropriate vaccinations to establish healthy habits leading into the senior years.
Annual, or even semi-annual, exams are recommended for seniors, including blood work. Early detection means a longer healthier life for your aging best friend. Through regular health examinations, combined with serial monitoring of blood values, a number of health conditions can be detected before you see signs at home. Contact us to schedule an appointment for your pet today!
Vaccinations play an essential role in your pet’s overall health. They protect from all too common and potentially fatal diseases. Both dogs and cats have special needs when it comes to vaccinations, but core vaccines are recommended to all, regardless of lifestyle.
Core vaccines include:
- Dogs: Rabies and DHLPP, which covers a range of diseases such as distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza.
- Cats: Rabies, DRC, which protects against distemper, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus, and FelVV, or Feline leukemia.
Lifestyle vaccines are recommended for dogs who are frequently outdoors, travel with you, or are boarded. They include:
- Bordetella, or kennel cough
- Canine Influenza
Contact us to learn more and schedule an appointment for your pet today!