PUPPY HEALTH PLAN

1. Vaccinations:    8 weeks 1st DHP/P-L4 and Bordetella IN

                                   12 weeks 2nd DHP/P-L4, 1st CIV

                                   16 weeks 3rd DHP/P-L4, 2ND CIV and Rabies

DHP/P-L4 is a five in one vaccine that includes protection against distemper, hepatitis, parvo, parainfluenza and Lepto.

Leptosporosis is a deadly bacterial disease spread by wildlife.

Bordetella IN is a vaccine for kennel cough.

Influenza (CIV) is a vaccine for canine influenza. Kennel cough and influenza are highly contagious viruses. These vaccines are recommended yearly and some may require additional boosters to maintain a full year of protection.

Rabies is given every three years after the initial vaccine, which is only current for one year. In the state of Kansas the rabies vaccine is a legal requirement. If you live within the city limits you are required to have a city license for your pet.

2. Diet:

A proper diet is essential to maintaining good health. We recommend Hills Science Diet and Prescription Diet foods. Always make sure your pet has access to fresh water.

3. Heartworm Prevention:

We recommend starting heartworm prevention as young as eight weeks. A puppy under six months of age can be started on a heartworm preventative without performing a test first. Puppies over the age of six months need tested prior to starting a preventative. Heartworm disease develops when a dog is bitten by a mosquito carrying microscopic heartworm larvae. Adult heartworms often cause lung disease and heart failure. A heartworm test, which is ran using a small blood sample, is required yearly to ensure your pet is healthy and heartworm free. Prevention is always more safe and affordable than treating dogs with adult heartworm infections. The heartworm preventives available are also effective at preventing certain intestinal parasite infections. We recommend prevention all year round!

Heartgard Plus chewable heartworm preventive also hookworm and roundworm control

Iverhart Max chewable heartworm preventive also hookworm, roundworm and tapeworm control

Advantage Multi topical heartworm preventive also flea, hookworm, roundworm and whipworm control

4. Fecal exam:

A fecal exam should be done yearly. If you are able to collect a fresh stool sample please bring it to our office as soon as possible. The sample may be refrigerated for up to 24 hours. This is recommended to check for intestinal parasites which can be passed to people. A strategic deworming program may be suggested for you and your animals’ protection.

5. Spay/Neuter:

To prevent unwanted behavior and many medical problems we recommend spaying or neutering your pet between the ages of five to six months. If your pet is older and not spayed or neutered we recommend having the procedure done as soon as possible because as pets age medical problems can arise.

6.Identification:

A microchip is the best form of identification because it is permanent. A microchip can be implanted at any time. A collar and tags are also a very important form of identification. We offer personalized tag engraving.

7. Dentistry:

Routinely brushing your pets’ teeth with appropriate toothpaste is recommended. As your pet ages they may require dental cleanings to help ensure that they stay healthy. Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats.

8. Flea/Tick/Fly control:

Flea and tick control is recommended year round to prevent any infestations from occurring. At the very minimum prevention should be used starting in early spring and continuing through late fall until we receive several hard freezes. Nexgard (oral-fleas, ticks), Simparica (oral-fleas, ticks), Bravecto (oral and topical fleas, ticks) are available by prescription only and Seresto Collar (fleas, ticks) and Vectra 3D (topical flea, tick) are OTC products.

9. Grooming:

Depending on the breed and coat length regular bathing, brushing and haircuts may be recommended. Pedicures or toenail trims are also part of regular grooming. We have grooming services available.

KITTEN HEALTH PLAN

 

1. Vaccinations:     8 weeks	1stFVRCP-C and FeLV/FIV/HW Test
			                         12 weeks        2ndFVRCP-C and 1STFeLV
                                                 16 weeks        3rdFVRCP-C and 2NDFeLV and Rabies

FVRCP-C is a four in one vaccine that includes protection against panleukopenia or distemper, viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and pneumonitis.

Leukemia is a vaccine that protects against feline leukemia which is a viral disease. Before vaccinating your pet for leukemia we recommend testing. These vaccines are recommended yearly and some may require additional boosters to maintain a full year of protection.

Rabies is given every three years after the initial vaccine, which is only current for one year. In the state of Kansas the rabies vaccine is a legal requirement. If you live within the city limits you are required to have a city license for your pet, which you can get from the Salina Animal Shelter.

2. Diet:

A proper diet is essential to maintaining good health. We recommend Hills Science Diet and Prescription Diet foods. Always make sure your pet has access to fresh water.

3. FIV & Leukemia:

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and leukemia (FeLV) infections are major causes of illness and death in cats. Both viruses are spread contagiously from cat to cat. Early detection of infection will help you not only to maintain the health of your own cat, but also allow you to prevent spreading infection to other cats.

4. Fecal exam:

A fecal exam should be done yearly. If you are able to collect a fresh stool sample please bring it to our office as soon as possible. The sample may be refrigerated for up to 24 hours. This is recommended to check for intestinal parasites which can be passed to people. A strategic deworming program may be suggested for you and your animals’ protection.

5. Spay/Neuter/Declaw:

To prevent unwanted behavior and many medical problems we recommend spaying or neutering your pet between the ages of five to six months. If your pet is older and not spayed or neutered we recommend having the procedure done as soon as possible because as pets age medical problems can arise. Declawing, on the front paws only, can be done at any age over eight weeks if your cat has already been spayed or neutered. We routinely perform declawing at the same time as the spaying and neutering. We also have a surgical laser which we are using for declawing as well as other surgical procedures.

6. Identification:

A microchip is the best form of identification because it is permanent. A microchip can be implanted at any time. A collar and tags are also a very important form of identification. We offer personalized tag engraving.

7. Dentistry:

Routinely brushing your pet’s teeth with appropriate toothpaste is recommended. As your pet ages they may require dental cleanings to help ensure that they stay healthy. Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats.

8. Flea/Tick/Ear Mite:

Flea and tick control is recommended year round to prevent any infestations from occurring. At the very minimum prevention should be used starting in early spring and continuing through late fall until we receive several hard freezes. Ear mites are highly contagious and can cause serious problems. Our recommended products are Advantage Multi (heartworm, flea, ear mite, hookworm and roundworm control) and Bravecto (fleas, ticks for up to 12 weeks) by prescription only or Advantage (fleas) and Frontline (fleas, ticks) as OTC.

9. Grooming/Hygiene:

Depending on the breed and coat length regular bathing, brushing and haircuts may be recommended. Providing proper litter boxes with appropriate litter material and scratch posts are also part of good hygiene. We have grooming services available.

10. Geriatric Pets:

As your pet ages their health requirements may change. A cat reaches a mature or geriatric stage at the age of seven. There are many different types of diagnostic testing that should be performed at this stage of life to detect any possible health problems early. More information is available upon request.