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We offer everything from basic wellness exams to diagnostic testing and surgeries. The following services are offered:
Puppy and Kitten Wellness Examinations and Vaccinations:
Puppies and kittens require 4 sets of vaccinations to help prevent
common diseases, such as parvo and distemper for puppies, and various
upper respiratory infections for kittens. We begin vaccines at 6
weeks, and they are given every 3 weeks thereafter until the series is
finished. We also check for intestinal parasites that are common to
the area, including roundworms, hookworms, and Coccidia, among
others. At 12 weeks, we begin your new pet on heartworm prevention.
Heartworms disease is spread by mosquitos, and the disease is very
prevalent in South Texas. We also highly recommend microchipping, and offer this service for pets of any age. Spaying/neutering is recommended at 6 months of age.
Annual Wellness Examinations and Vaccinations: Once
your pet reaches "adulthoold", vaccines are recommended on an annual
basis. For dogs, this includes the Rabies, DHLPP, and Bordetella
vaccines. Bordetella is recommended every 6 months for dogs that
regularly come into contact with other dogs, such as in boarding or
grooming facilities. An annual heartworm test is also performed. Cats
are vaccinated against Rabies, a series of upper respiratory infections
(FVRCP), and Feline Leukemia Virus.