Preventive Care and Wellness Plans for Carbondale Pets
Striegel Animal Hospital provides preventive care exams for dogs, cats, pocket pets, and exotics. Establishing a preventive care regimen will lead to a longer, happier life for your pet, and they are an important component in your pet’s health care routine. The goal of regular preventive care exams is to protect your pet from contracting disease, and to identify small health issues before they develop into serious medical conditions.
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Pet Preventive Care Exams
Pet preventive care exams provide the opportunity to review your pet’s health and to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding your pet. Key baseline health information is collected, and can be a valuable tool to assist with the diagnosis of future pet ailments.
Based on your pet’s age, we recommend annual or semiannual preventive care visits, which include the following:
- Physical examination (including a dental checkup)
- Fecal parasite check
- Early detection blood work
- Vaccination review
A pet microchip is a permanent form of pet identification. The microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice, and it is injected under your pet’s skin between the shoulders. Each chip contains a unique identification number which is displayed by using a handheld scanner.
Striegel Animal Hospital provides vaccination services for dogs and cats of all ages. Vaccinating your pet is a safe, simple, and effective method to protect your pet against harmful disease. We follow the American Animal Hospital Association’s recommended vaccination guidelines, and we administer the appropriate vaccines for your pet. Core vaccinations are recommended for all pets, but additional vaccinations are available to provide added protection based on your pet’s age and lifestyle.
Core Vaccinations for Dogs
We recommend an annual review of your dog’s vaccinations to ensure they are up to date. This ensures your pet will receive the maximum disease protection. Core vaccines for dogs include:
Core Vaccinations for Cats
Core feline vaccinations provide protection against harmful and potentially deadly disease. Both indoor and outdoor cats can benefit from vaccination, and we recommend the following core vaccinations:
- Panleukopenia (Distemper)
- Rhinotracheitis virus