Don’t Procrastinate – Vaccinate!
Your fall to-do list:
• Find the perfect Halloween costume for your pet
• Eat everything apple – apple butter, apple cider, apple pie. The list goes on and on.
• Get shots for Kitty and Fido
• Carve an award-winning jack-o-lantern
Okay, so maybe number three isn’t on your list – yet. If it’s been a while since you have gotten vaccinations for your pet, or if you can’t remember ever getting them, then now is the time. Did you know vaccines not only keep your pet protected, but they also protect your family and the surrounding pet population? Vaccinations are the responsible thing to do.
Vaccinations are key to protecting your pet against preventable diseases. These diseases include, but are not limited to, Distemper, Parvovirus, Kennel Cough, Leptospirosis, Feline Leukemia, Rabies, and Canine Influenza. At PetVet Wellness Centers we only recommend vaccinations based on your pet’s lifestyle.
In addition, lifestyle choices you make for your pets are important in maintaining their overall health. As with their people, pets need to stay up to date on their vaccinations, have regular diagnostic testing to screen for diseases found in blood and feces, be on preventive flea/tick/heartworm medication, eat a healthy diet, get plenty of exercise, and receive a microchip as a form of permanent identification and peace of mind for you.
What is a PetVet Wellness Center?
Wellness Centers are permanent clinic locations based inside Tractor Supply Company stores that offer a more traditional veterinary setting and a wider range of veterinary care options for your pet than traditional clinics.
In addition to services found at our clinics, some of our services also include:
• Physical exam
• Ear and eye flushes
• Nail Trims
• Skin scrapes
• Health certificates
• Health panels
We offer two types of Wellness Packages for your pet based on age, and a Physical Exam for all ages.
Our Wellness Package, recommended for pets up to 6 years of age, includes a complete physical exam and blood work to check for vital organ function.
Our Senior Wellness Package, recommended for pets 6 years of age and older, includes a complete physical exam, blood work to check for vital organ function, urine analysis, thyroid check, and a fecal test.
Our Physical Exam (recommended once as a puppy/kitten and then annually) includes a comprehensive check of vital signs such as heart rate, breathing, eyes, ears, teeth, weight assessment and discussion about nutrition. The veterinarian will also answer any questions you may have about your pet’s health. We compare this to a human’s “annual check-up” at the doctor’s office.