MY PET… MY FAMILY!

 

We Treat Pets Like Family

PREVENTATIVE HEALTH

At My Family Vet, we are big advocates of preventative health to keep your pets as healthy as possible.

PREVENTATIVE HEALTH

At My Family Vet, we are big advocates of preventative health to keep your pets as healthy as possible.

Vaccinations

We strongly recommend vaccinations as an important part of preventative health for your pet. The diseases we vaccinate against can make animals very sick or even be fatal.

Dogs are vaccinated against parvovirus, distemper virus, canine infectious hepatitis and kennel cough. Cats are vaccinated against cat flu and feline enteritis and outdoor cats are also vaccinated against FIV which prevents Feline AIDS.

Our puppy and kitten vaccination protocols are guided by scientific data, and we recommend vaccinating at 8, 12 & 16 weeks. During these consultations, your new family member will receive a thorough physical exam and you will be given advice on raising your pet as well as given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. We want your new fur baby to have the absolute best possible start in life.

We then recommend annual check-ups where we will examine your pet and discuss the vaccination requirements of your pet. There is also the alternative of getting antibody titer testing done to check the immunity status of your pet.

Parasite Control​

There are numerous internal and external parasites that animals can get that are easily preventable. Many of these are potentially fatal so it is vital to try to prevent getting these nasty critters.

Heartworm is a disease that is spread by mosquitoes that inject the larvae into the animal’s bloodstream. These parasites migrate to the blood vessels of the heart where the adult worms grow and cause significant heart disease and potentially death.

Intestinal worms like tapeworm, roundworm and hookworm can cause ill health in animals and some of these worms are zoonotic, which means humans can contract them.

Protection against external parasites is also recommended. Fleas are highly irritating and can cause skin disease. Ticks can be more problematic with the deadly paralysis tick being very prevalent in this area.

Thankfully, there are many products on the market that can provide protection against these parasites. We can discuss the various options whenever your pet is in for a check-up. Or you can discuss this with one of our knowledgeable vet nurses.

Vaccinations

We strongly recommend vaccinations as an important part of preventative health for your pet. The diseases we vaccinate against can make animals very sick or even be fatal.

Dogs are vaccinated against parvovirus, distemper virus, canine infectious hepatitis and kennel cough. Cats are vaccinated against cat flu and feline enteritis and outdoor cats are also vaccinated against FIV which prevents Feline AIDS.

Our puppy and kitten vaccination protocols are guided by scientific data, and we recommend vaccinating at 8, 12 & 16 weeks. During these consultations, your new family member will receive a thorough physical exam and you will be given advice on raising your pet as well as given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. We want your new fur baby to have the absolute best possible start in life.

We then recommend annual check-ups where we will examine your pet and discuss the vaccination requirements of your pet. There is also the alternative of getting antibody titer testing done to check the immunity status of your pet.

Parasite Control​

There are numerous internal and external parasites that animals can get that are easily preventable. Many of these are potentially fatal so it is vital to try to prevent getting these nasty critters.

Heartworm is a disease that is spread by mosquitoes that inject the larvae into the animal’s bloodstream. These parasites migrate to the blood vessels of the heart where the adult worms grow and cause significant heart disease and potentially death.

Intestinal worms like tapeworm, roundworm and hookworm can cause ill health in animals and some of these worms are zoonotic, which means humans can contract them.

Protection against external parasites is also recommended. Fleas are highly irritating and can cause skin disease. Ticks can be more problematic with the deadly paralysis tick being very prevalent in this area.

Thankfully, there are many products on the market that can provide protection against these parasites. We can discuss the various options whenever your pet is in for a check-up. Or you can discuss this with one of our knowledgeable vet nurses.