Wellness and Vaccination Programs

Help us keep your pet healthy by bringing him or her in for regular exams and vaccinations. Dogs and cats (and other pets) age far faster than people, so significant changes in your pet’s health can happen in a short time. Wellness programs allow us to diagnose diseases and conditions early, when they’re easier to treat or manage. Often, we can help prevent diseases entirely, just by ensuring that your pet has received appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We recommend that healthy adult dogs and cats visit us once a year. Puppies, kittens, senior pets, and pets with health issues or illnesses need more frequent checkups. We’ll work with you to create a wellness program, including a vaccination and prevention protocol, for your pet. Call us today to schedule your pet’s wellness exam.

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Geriatric Pet Care

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Care for Aging Pets

Our health care needs change as we age. The same is true for pets. As your pet ages, he or she will need more frequent examinations and additional tests.

If caught early, most age-related diseases can be corrected or eased. Providing the right care will offer your senior pet a better quality of life.

Read more about recommended exams for senior dogs and cats.

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Puppy and Kitten Programs

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Veterinary Services for Your Puppy or Kitten

Congratulations on your new addition! Owning a cat or dog can be an extremely rewarding experience, but it is also a large responsibility for many years.

Book an appointment with Cedarview Animal Hospital and we can give you information to make good decisions regarding your pet’s care, including food choice, vaccines, deworming, grooming, spaying and neutering, behaviour and health insurance.

For useful information about nutrition, training, vaccinations and more, download a copy of our Kitten Care or Puppy Care brochure.

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Vaccinations and Boosters

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Feline vaccines and canine vaccines stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies to fight off viruses and reduce the risk of your pet contracting a serious infectious disease such as rabies, leptospirosis and parvovirus (dogs), feline leukemia, feline viral rhinotracheitis and panleukopenia (cats).

Boosters help the immune system develop long-term protection, creating antibodies that stay around for long periods of time.

In general, pets should be examined annually, with vaccinations and boosters tailored to their individual health and lifestyle.

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Adult Pet Wellness

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Bringing your pet in for an annual diagnostic and wellness checkup can help reassure you that your dog or cat is healthy or help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Early detection can improve the prognosis of many diseases, keep medical costs down, and help your pet live longer. Many dogs and cats are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behaviour might be easy to overlook. And, depending on the disease, some pets don’t show any symptoms.

Dogs and cats age quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial for our companion animals to receive regular exams. In addition, the risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age.

During your pet’s wellness exam, we will perform a physical assessment, checking your dog or cat from nose to tail. We will also make sure your pet receives appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We will perform a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, faecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. We may also recommend that your pet receive dental care.

When your pet is nearing his or her senior years, we will recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic workup so we’ll know what’s normal for your pet. This will enable us to keep track of any changes.

Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioural changes in your pet, as well as any other concerns you might have.

Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam! If you have any questions about our adult wellness program, please let us know.