Grandview Animal Hospital offers wellness programs to help you provide the best care for your pet. We strongly recommend annual examinations for all our patients. During an annual physical exam your pet’s overall health is reviewed. Any abnormal findings are assessed and discussed with you. Vaccinations are recommended according to established protocols and are done only in healthy animals.
For our canine patients, the core vaccinations include Canine Distemper virus, Canine Adenovirus, Parainfluenza virus, Parvo virus and Rabies virus. Additional, elective vaccines for dogs include Bordetella (Kennel Cough), Lyme and Leptospirosis. Our feline patients receive immunization against Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calici virus and Panleukopenia virus, as well as Rabies Virus. Feline Leukemia vaccine is indicated for cats that spend time outdoors and may come into contact with strays.
For both dogs and cats a parasite prevention treatments are generally recommended. Fleas are an obvious concern, but we also need to consider treatments or prevention for other parasites such as Roundworms, Tapeworms, Hookworms, Whipworms, and Ticks. Fecal testing is indicated to check for most intestinal parasites. Heartworm is a parasite transmitted by mosquitoes and can be fatal, therefore we recommend a blood test to ensure no Heartworm infection is present before prescribing prevention treatments for your dog. Our veterinarians will evaluate your pet’s risk for certain parasites, and make the appropriate recommendations for your pet’s optimal health.
A blood profile is a good way to screen for early internal organ damage and to monitor patients on long term medications. This way, if a problem is identified early enough, we can prescribe or alter medications to help combat the health concern. Certain diets have also been formulated to help promote optimal health and will be discussed with you based on your pet’s needs.