Vaccines/Spay and Neuter
Due to the many recent discoveries and innovations in veterinary medicine, your pet can be protected against most major infectious diseases. Today many immunizations and preventative treatments are available that did not exist a decade ago. Our staff can assist you in deciding which preventative measures are necessary for your pet.
PUPPY AND KITTEN EXAMINATIONS AND VACCINATIONS
Young puppies and kittens should receive their physical examination and first set of vaccinations at six to nine weeks of age. Additional exams and vaccinations are given every two to four weeks until they are twelve to sixteen weeks old. Thereafter regular booster vaccinations should be given. During your pet's initial examinations you will also receive behavioral advice, nutritional counseling, and recommendations on disease prevention. This advice can go a long way towards preventing problems in your pet's adult life.
SPAY & NEUTER
Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S., and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates persist, there will not be enough homes for them all, resulting in 4 to 6 million animals being euthanized each year.
Spay or neuter your pet! In addition to saving lives, spaying and neutering can also drastically improve your pet's health and life expectancy. The idea that pets become fat or lazy when they are spayed or neutered is a myth. Sterilized pets lead healthier, longer lives. Spaying a female eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer. Neutering a male reduces the risk of prostate disease and testicular cancer. Neutering also makes your pet more affectionate and less likely to roam, get in fights, or become lost.