Wellness and Vaccinations

Disease prevention is always less costly than dealing with the treatment of a disease once your pet has developed it. An example would be the treatment of parvovirus. Parvovirus treatment can frequently cost $1,000 or more while a single parvovirus vaccination will usually cost less than $100. Early diagnosis of a disease process can lead your pet to a longer healthier life. Kidney disease, if diagnosed early, will allow us to modify your dog or cat's diet and in some cases add supplements to their diet to potentially extend their lives. There are many other conditions to which an early diagnosis is advantageous.

Puppy Wellness

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Our puppy wellness program is designed to offer your new puppy all the benefits of veterinary services available to him or her from 6 weeks to 16 weeks of age.

Included in this service is a series of examinations and vaccinations including rabies, distemper, parvovirus , hepatitis and leptospirosis vx. In addition, your puppy will be tested for worms and treated for the most common intestinal worm of puppies – roundworms. Roundworms can cause gastrointestinal signs such as vomiting and / or diarrhea. There are other parasites that can cause similar symptoms and can even cause your puppy to become anemic (low red blood cells). Performing a fecal test will allow us to treat your puppy accordingly. Although some worms are visible to the naked eye, most worm burdens are diagnosed by examining the stool of your puppy microscopically.

Puppies should also be checked for Giardia infection, a very common parasite that can sometimes be spread to humans.

For further information regarding leptospirosis, visit the follow website www.leptoinfo.com .

Kitten Wellness

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Our kitten wellness program is designed to offer your new kitten all the benefits of veterinary services available to him or her from 6 to 12 weeks of age. Included in this service is a series of examinations and vaccinations including rabies, panleukopenia (distemper), leukemia, etc.

In addition, your kitten will be tested for worms and be treated for the most common intestinal worm of kittens – roundworms. Roundworms can cause your kitten to vomit and / or experience diarrhea; however, it is possible for your kitten to have roundworms and not show any signs of harboring the worms. A microscopic fecal examination will allow us to evaluate the presence of these worms.

The examination will also look for other types of worms as well as Giardia and coccidia that can affect your kitten.

We look forward to meeting your new kitten! Schedule your appointment today.

Adult Wellness

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Healthy Adult – Dogs Ages 1-7

At Callbeck Animal Hospital we strive to provide our patients with the best possible health care and an optimum quality of life. It is common to find potential health problems during routine exams in “healthy pets”, which is why we strongly recommend bringing your pet in for a check up at least once a year. This visit will include but is not limited to:

• All necessary vaccinations and boosters (Distemper, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis, Bordetella & Rabies)
• Wellness blood work for your dog
• 4DX testing (Heartworm, Lyme, Erlichia and Anaplasmosis screening)
• Fecal screening for intestinal parasites
• Flea, Tick & Intestinal parasite prevention

Healthy Adult – Cats Ages 1-8

At Callbeck Animal Hospital we strive to provide our patients with the best possible health care and an optimum quality of life. It is common to find potential health problems during routine exams in “healthy pets”, which is why we strongly recommend bringing your pet in for a check up at least once a year, even if they are strictly indoor cats! This visit will include but is not limited to:

• All necessary vaccinations and boosters – FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia) , Rabies & Leukemia
• Wellness blood work for your cat
• Fecal screening for intestinal parasites
• Flea & Intestinal parasite prevention

Senior Pet Wellness

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Once your dog turns 7 years of age or your cat turns 8 years of age, we recommend they undergo a thorough senior wellness exam and diagnostic work-up. Even though you may believe your pet is healthy, there are many disease processes that do not show any outward sign until the disease is quite advanced. More advanced diseases can be more difficult to treat and are not always as responsive to treatment as diseases diagnosed early.

Early detection of diseases such as kidney disease and thyroid disease, will allow us to administer the appropriate treatments to help extend your pet’s life.

Many symptoms that historically have been attributed to old age and considered untreatable are now treatable. For example, some dogs that appear to have lost their mental alertness can be returned to a mental status indicative of a younger age using appropriate therapy. Please feel free to contact us to discuss our senior wellness program in more detail.

Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam!

Rabbit Wellness

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Rabbits make great pets but like cats and dogs, they too need veterinary attention and care from time to time. At Callbeck Animal Hospital we recommend routine annual veterinary examinations to ensure your rabbit is in optimal health. It is also a good idea to discuss your pet rabbit’s diet and the husbandry care with your veterinarian as these factors greatly impact your rabbit’s overall health.

Understanding Your Rabbits Needs

1. Rabbits have a unique digestive system:

To extract as much goodness as possible from food, rabbits perform a digestive process called ‘caecotrophy’. Food is passed through the gut and special droppings called caecotrophs are produced. Rabbits eat these caecotrophs, allowing the food to be re-ingested.

2. Rabbits dietary requirements:

Hay: A good source of fiber and very important in a rabbits diet! In fact, the bulk of your rabbits diet should be hay; it helps protect the intestines and prevents fur chewing, hairballs and overgrowth of normal bacteria in the intestines.

Pellets: Not essential in the diet but if you decide to feed pellets make sure they are high quality pellets. Be careful not to overfeed because too many pellets can cause obesity.

Vegetables: Provide nutrients and water. Be sure to wash before feeding!

Fruit: The best treats to feed rabbits! They should be fed in small quantities and only as treats! Ex. Apples, peaches, and pineapple.

3. Rabbits have continuously growing teeth:

A rabbit’s incisors grow at a rate of 3mm per week! Grass and hay are abrasive and help to wear the teeth down, thus a very important component of your rabbits diet. Your vet will examine your rabbits teeth at each checkup.

4. Rabbits are highly social:

Rabbits do well in pairs/groups as long as you introduce them gradually to each other.

5. Rabbits are athletic:

Rabbits have long, powerful hind legs and do require regular exercise!

6. Rabbits are subtle communicators:

You should regularly examine your rabbit for signs of illness or pain. Be sure to check your rabbits nails because, just like cats and dogs, they need to be trimmed too! If you notice your rabbit is eating less or not eating at all you should contact the clinic immediately.

If you require further information or would like to book your rabbits health check, please contact us at Callbeck Animal Hospital.