Preventative Medicine

//Preventative Medicine
Preventative Medicine 2017-08-23T15:30:12+00:00

Prevention Truly is the Best Medicine

One of the keys to your pet’s health is heading off medical issues or illnesses before they occur. The best way to do that is with proper wellness care, which alerts you and your veterinarian to any conditions that may be develop down the road, and helps you prevent them before they cause a problem.

At Creature Comforts Veterinary Hospital, we make annual wellness exams an essential part of our regimen to keep your pet happy and healthy. Your pet’s wellness exam will include:

  • A complete physical exam
  • A nutritional assessment and recommendations as to how you may wish to change your pet’s diet
  • Full laboratory to test blood, urine and feces

It’s especially important for us to keep you informed at all times about all aspects of your pet’s health. You can count on our veterinarians and staff for clear communication in which they answer all your questions in a friendly, compassionate manner.

Intestinal Parasite and Heartworm Testing, Treatment, and Preventatives

At Creature Comforts Veterinary Hospital, we offer Intestinal Parasite Exams. Our in-house pharmacy supplies all treatment and preventatives. We recommend and stock a number of oral monthly preventatives that work against both heartworm and various intestinal infestations. For your convenience, we also offer an injectable parasiticide for dogs. This prevents heartworm disease continuously for six months and treats common hookworm infestations.

Pet Vaccinations

To prevent infectious diseases and chronic illnesses, it’s essential for your pet to get the full array of recommended pet vaccines. At Creature Comforts Veterinary Hospital, we give vaccines to puppies and dogs—kittens and cats—four-legged friends of all ages.

For puppies, we recommend vaccines starting at six to eight weeks of age, depending on which illness the inoculation is designed to prevent.

The puppy and dog vaccines we administer include:

  • Rabies
  • DA2PP  (Canine Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Hepatitis)
  • Leptospirosis
  • Bordatella
  • Canine Influenza

For cats and kittens, we recommend that all felines be vaccinated, regardless of whether they are indoor or outdoor pets, every four weeks from six weeks of age to 16 weeks.

The kitten and cat vaccines we administer include:

  • Rabies
  • FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhiontracheitis, Calcivirus and Panleukopenia)
  • Feline Leukemia Virus