Our doctor and/or veterinary technician will complete a thorough examination of your pet on an annual basis. Pets over the age of 3 should have bi-annual exams since they are aging at a minimum of 7 years to every one of ours. If your pet is having any health issues, please let us know during your visit.
For puppies/dogs 6 weeks and older
3 boosters are required initially (2-3 weeks apart), then given annually.
This vaccine combination includes protection against - Canine Distemper, Canine Adenovirus types 1 & 2, Canine Parvovirus and 4 different serovars of Canine Leptospirosis. These common canine viruses and diseases can be life threatening to your pet.
For puppies/dogs 8 weeks and older
Oral Vaccine - Only one vaccine is required initially, thereafter, an annual vaccine is required for continued protection. This vaccine help to protect against kennel cough. Kennel cough is a contagious cough your pet can get from being around unprotected dogs or boarding facilities.
For puppies/dogs 12 weeks and older
Rabies vaccines must be given before 6 months of age to ensure your pet is protected. After the initial rabies vaccine, your pet should receive a rabies vaccine at least every three years. Requirements for the rabies vaccine vary from state to state.
LYME DISEASE VACCINE
For puppies/dogs 9 weeks or older
2 boosters (2-3 weeks apart) are required initially, then given annually.
Lyme disease is an infection caused by bacteria, which is spread primarily by the painless bite of an infected tick. If you live near a field or wooded area your pet should have this vaccine.
CANINE INFLUENZA (H3N8) VACCINE
For puppies/dogs 6 weeks or older
2 boosters (2-4 weeks apart) are required initially, then given annually.
Canine Influenza (H3N8) is a newly emerging infectious disease caused by a "flu" virus. Because the virus is relatively new, dogs have no natural immunity to it unless they have already had the virus and have recovered from it.
INTESTINAL PARASITE SCREENING
This screening helps us determine if your pet has any intestinal worms and other microscopic parasites. Some parasites can be passed from your pet to you or your children. Therefore, it is important to have you dogs feces checked every year.
Kidney disease is the leading cause of death in geriatric patients. Many dogs show no signs or symptoms of having a problem. Urinalysis can also show signs of early liver problems, bleeding disorders, high blood sugar or urinary tract infections.
4DX+ TESTING (HEARTWORM + TICK BORNE DISEASES)
This examination of your pet's blood will test to see if your dog has heartworms. It also checks for other tick borne diseases such as Lyme disease, Anaplasma Phagocytophilum, Anaplasma platys, Ehrlichia Canis and Ehrlichia ewingii. Even if your dog has been on heartworm preventive, annual testing is recommended. Though most heartworm preventatives supply sufficient protection, no preventive is 100% effective.
HEARTWORM PARASITE PREVENTIVE
TO BE GIVEN YEAR ROUND
Heartworms are passed when an infected mosquito bites your dog. Heartworms are preventable when a monthly preventive is given year round, even in the winter months. Mosquitoes can live in your house throughout the winter and feed on your dog during that time. The price of monthly preventive is a fraction of what it would cost to treat your dog should he or she become infected with heartworms. In addition, the heartworm preventives that we carry have a broad-spectrum intestinal parasite treatment and controller, which will keep your pet free of most intestinal parasites year round.
WELLNESS OR SENIOR SCREENING
Just like with people, your pet's health will change as it ages. Since pets age faster than people do, major health changes can happen quickly. The annual screening consists of blood work (10 blood chemistries, complete CBC & electrolyte panel) that will check your pet's liver, kidneys, pancreas, blood sugar, minerals and electrolytes. Uncovering disease before it's too late will help your pet live a long and healthy life.
Monday - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursday - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunday - Closed
We will be closed on all major holidays.
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2360 East Harbor Road
Port Clinton, OH 43452
Phone: (419) 734-5493
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