Our pets are beautifully resiliant. They just love life, so they are masters at hiding ailments. Many of the bugs and diseases that can affect their health negatively do not manifest themselves physically until irreversible damage has been done. That’s why it is our job as pet owners to keep our pets on a proper health maintenence schedule so that all of these bugs can be avoided.
Most pet parasites and diseases are avoidable and nearly 100% preventable. Review the common preventative measures below, and call today to see if your pet is protected.
There is a common misconception that because your pet is indoors or doesn’t socialize with other animals that it doesn’t need vaccinations. This is dangerously false! Unfortunately, today’s diseases and bugs are clever; they advance in survival techniques almost as quickly as our science advances in measures to prevent them.
Did you know that leathal and dangerous diseases such as parvovirus can be carried into your home by human visitors? Most of these viruses and diseases are nearly 100% preventable through maintaining a current vaccination schedule.
Call today to update your pet’s vaccinations. While we can vaccinate for rabies without a full exam, current laws and health standards require a health examination to be preformed with all other vaccinations to make sure that your pet is healthy enough to receive these vaccinations and to ensure full protection.
Beware of the dangers of vaccine clinics sponsored by cities and shelters. Read more…
Parasite Screening and Prevention
Nearly 12% of pets in Utah County test positive for intestinal parasites. Since sending fecal specimens to Antech Diagnotics Laboratory, we have discovered numerous pets with parasites we generally considered rare in Utah, such as:
- Giardia (This infection shows up in 6-7% of pets in our community.)
- Whipworms (1%)
- Hookworms (5%)
What parasites are your pets hiding?
Ask how our monthly preventatives can protect your family as well as your pet.