Animalia Mobile Clinic

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Animalia Mobile Clinic

Wellness Program

The health of your pet can change rapidly as he or she ages, and changes often go unnoticed. Early detection and the intervention can lead to longer and healthier lives. Your pet is considered a "senior" at the age of 7 years old. The below described program will establish baseline blood work and urine values and identify existing health problems your pet may have. In addition to these tests, other tests may be recommended such as Felv/Fiv, Heartworm, tick-borne disease titers, full thyroid panel, ecg, x-rays, ultrasound, etc.

The wellness program includes:

  • Full physical exam: To detect dental disease, eye disease, lymph node size, skin disease, heart disease, ectoparasites, abdominal organ palpation, and arthritis just to mention a few.
  • Complete Urinalysis: This can detect things such us kidney disease, diabetes , and urinary tract infections.
  • Intestinal parasites/Fecal Exam: This detects intestinal parasites eggs including round worms, whipworms, hookworms, coccidia, etc.
  • CBC/Chemistry profile (blood work): This is extensive blood work that evaluates kidney, liver, pancreas, bone marrow, electrolytes, etc.
  • T4 or thyroid check: The T4 is one measurement of thyroid function and is important in diagnosis hypothyroidism in dogs and hyperthyroidism in cats.
  • ERD urine screen: which detects very early damage to the kidneys via a small urine sample before illness and blood work changes.
  • Intraocular pressure measurements/ Glaucoma testing: Glaucoma causes blindness and pain but early detection of eye pressure changes can result in diseases control and continued sight.
Did you know? Every known dog, except the chow, has a pink tongue; the chow's tongue is jet black.
Reminder

As summer approaches don't forget to get your pet heartworm tested. Heartworm is a disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. The disease can invade the heart and lungs, causing your pet to become very ill and possibly die without the proper treatment. the American Heartworm Association recommends a heartworm check yearly as well as 9 to 12 months of heartworm preventative. Parvo is on the rise this year at an alarming rate and can be prevented with the recommended series of vaccines. Puppies 8 and 10 weeks and older require 3 sets of the DHPP vaccine to be fully protected against this often fatal disease. Keep your puppy indoors and limit any exposure t other dogs until he/she is fully vaccinated to avoid any exposure to the Parvo disease .Kittens as well require a series of vaccines to keep them fully protected. RCP ( Distemper) vaccine should be given at 10 weeks and older and require 3 sets and 2 sets of ( FELV) feline Leukemia to be fully protected against illness. Both dogs /cats can receive Rabies Vaccination at the age of 4 months. It is our goal to keep your pet safe, and prevent the spread of disease.