Lifetime Care

Puppies and Kittens

It is important to protect your new loved one as soon as they come home. Physical exams are performed at 8, 12 & 16 weeks with the appropriate vaccinations given to combat the diseases that your pet will encounter during their first year of life.

Fecal exams are done and pets are dewormed to prevent illness and the possible spread to other members of the household.

Diets will be recommended that allow your pet to grow and develop to their maximum potential.

Since pet overpopulation is a growing concern in our society, spaying and neutering is commonly recommended at 6 months of age.

Adult Wellness

“Adult Wellness” involves the assessment of your pet’s lifestyle and from there, tailoring a wellness program that is best suited to them. Vaccine protocols are established, preventative medications are recommended, and parasite control is maintained to optimize the health of your beloved pet.

Since health and wellness are closely linked to what is eaten, diet recommendations are made that will benefit the pet for the rest of their life.


Senior pets are generally considered pets that are 7 years of age or older.

During their yearly physical exam, a small sample of blood is taken and a routine “Wellness” profile is performed. This blood test looks at the red and white blood cells as well as the function of the liver, kidneys, electrolytes and thyroid function.

Diet is critical as pets age, so the correct recommendation is made based upon your pet’s lifestyle and weight to ensure optimal health. Diets to maximize your pet’s joint health, as well as reducing the stress on internal organs, are a great tool to keep your special friend happy and active.

When diet isn’t enough, both traditional and alternative therapies, along with supplements and/or pain medications, are tailored to meet your pet’s special needs.

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