Wellness and Vaccination Programs

Help us keep your pet healthy by bringing him or her in for regular exams and vaccinations. Dogs and cats (and other pets) age far faster than people, so significant changes in your pet’s health can happen in a short time. Wellness programs allow us to diagnose diseases and conditions early, when they’re easier to treat or manage. Often, we can help prevent diseases entirely, just by ensuring that your pet has received appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We recommend that healthy adult dogs and cats visit us once a year. Puppies, kittens, senior pets, and pets with health issues or illnesses need more frequent checkups. We’ll work with you to create a wellness program, including a vaccination and prevention protocol, for your pet. Call us today to schedule your pet’s wellness exam.

Thinking About a New Pet?

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When considering to add a puppy or kitten to your family there are many things to consider as a family before choosing new pet. It is easy to get excited, confused or even overwhelmed by the different breeds available. If you have any questions a quick call to our office and we can help answer some basic questions and get you started in the right direction.

Once you have chosen your new pet it is important to have them checked within the first week (or as recommended by the breeder) to ensure there are no underlying health concerns and to have their vaccinations updated. Both puppies and kitten need a series of vaccines just like children do. These booster need to be 21-28 days apart to ensure proper immunity. If you are unsure if your pet is up to date with all their vaccines please have all your paper work with you when you contact us.

At your new pets first appointment you are going to be overwhelmed with information. Please make sure to bring all the paper work you have received with him, as well as a list of questions or concerns your family may have. We will send you home with an information package, some food recommendations and the option of pet insurance trial.

If you have any questions before your next visit please do not hesitate to send us a quick email or give us a call, we are here to help.

Make an Appointment

We are happy to book an appointment for you. Please understand this is not an automatic process. Once we receive you request, we will contact you to confirm a date and time that is as close to your request as possible. This form should only be used for requesting appointments that will take place at least 2 full business days after the time of the submission of this form. If your appointment has not been confirmed within 24 hours, please feel free to contact the practice by phone to confirm. 613-835-2883
  • This should be people that are able to make medical decisions for your pet
  • If you are an existing client we will already have this information on file
  • Name and phone number of previous veterinary hospital so we can have a contact of your pets medical records in our files.
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  • Though we do our best to accommodate clients please understand not all doctors are available all the time.

Puppy Wellness

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Congratulations on your new puppy! Thank you for choosing us to help protect and care for your new addition to your family.

Our puppy wellness program is designed to help get your puppy started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your puppy’s development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy dog, including information and advice on nutrition, training, behaviour, and socialization.

Schedule your puppy for his or her first exam as soon as possible. Until your puppy has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will vaccinate your new dog against rabies, distemper, and parvovirus, among other diseases. Your puppy will also need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are common in young dogs.

Most puppies have roundworms, which are intestinal worms that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal signs (although dogs can have worms without showing any symptoms). It is important for puppies to be treated for roundworms, not only to rid them of the infection but also to prevent you and the rest of your family from becoming infected. Roundworms are a zoonotic parasite, which means they can be transmitted from pets to people. By ensuring that your puppy is treated, you can keep your entire family safe from these and other parasites.

 

We look forward to meeting your new puppy! Schedule your appointment today.

Kitten Wellness

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Congratulations on your new kitten! Thank you for choosing us to help protect and care for your new addition to your family.

Our kitten wellness program is designed to help get your kitten started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your kitten’s development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy cat, including information and advice on nutrition, litterbox training, and behaviour.

Schedule your kitten for his or her first exam as soon as possible. Until your kitten has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will vaccinate your new pet against rabies and panleukopenia (distemper). Depending on your cat’s risk, we may also advise vaccinating him or her against other diseases, such as feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). In addition, your kitten will need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are common in young cats.

Most kittens have roundworms, which are intestinal worms that can cause coughing, weight loss, and a potbellied appearance in cats (although they may not cause any symptoms). It is important for kittens to be treated for roundworms, not only to help rid them of the infection but also to prevent you and the rest of your family from becoming infected. Roundworms are a zoonotic parasite, which means they can be transmitted from pets to people. By ensuring that your kitten is treated, you can keep your entire family safe.

We look forward to meeting your new kitten! Schedule your appointment today.

Senior Pet Wellness

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As dogs and cats get older, they need more attention and special care. This is why we recommend senior pets visit a doctor every 6 months. A senior wellness visit can help your pet remain fit and healthy as he or she ages and help us catch any potential problems earlier, when they’re easier to treat or manage.

Diagnosing diseases and certain conditions early is important throughout a pet’s life, but it becomes even more critical when your dog or cat enters his or her senior years. The risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age. In addition, dogs and cats may not show any signs of even serious diseases until they are advanced.

Senior status varies depending on your pet’s breed and size. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger dogs, and cats generally live longer than dogs. We can help you determine what life stage your pet is in and when you should consider starting senior wellness visits every 6 months.

Our senior wellness visit is offered to pets 6 months after their annual exam. This includes

  • Physical Exam with a veterinarian
  • Complete blood count  Assists in the diagnosis of anemia, infections, leukemia, and your pet’s response to some treatments.
  • Blood chemistry panel  Monitors kidney, pancreas, and liver function.
  • Urinalysis  Aids in the diagnosis of urinary tract infections, diabetes, dehydration, kidney problems, and other conditions.
  • Nail Trim
  • Diet Recommendation

We can discuss many symptoms that are commonly attributed to age, including those associated with cognitive dysfunction syndrome (similar to Alzheimer’s in humans). We can also improve your pet’s quality of life in many ways: by identifying and preventing or reducing pain, recommending a nutrition and exercise plan, and suggesting environmental modifications.

We will tailor a senior wellness visits to your pet’s individual needs. If you have any questions, we can discuss our senior wellness program in more detail. Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam!