Secure Your Household And Pets Against Shared Threats
There are numerous ways that having a pet can support your health. Animals offer emotional support, help people exercise and aid the disabled. That is why pet wellness should be taken into utmost importance.
On the other hand, family pets (and other animals) can also spread diseases to our family members and other people. Called zoonotic illness or zoonoses, they can be especially dangerous for kids and individuals with certain medical conditions.
There are two main types. One, such as leptospirosis (a bacterial infection), can be transmitted from animals to individuals. The other type infects both people and animals. Lyme disease, for example, can cause arthritis and is spread by ticks.
Pet Wellness Exams Keep Your Family and Animals Healthy
- Get pet wellness exams for every pet in your household every 6 months. Remember, animals age 7 times faster, on average, than people and require regular appointments.
- Make sure your pet is safeguarded against disease whenever possible. Numerous zoonotic illnesses, including leptospirosis, Lyme condition, rabies and giardia (a parasitic infection), can be avoided by vaccination.
- Ask your veterinarian about flea and tick control.
- Wash your hands frequently when touching, having fun with or looking after animals.
- Never handle the stool of any animal without wearing non reusable gloves.
- Avoid kissing your pet or letting him lick your face.
- Do day-to-day “tick checks” on yourself, your kids and your pet. If you discover a tick, usage tweezers to gradually pull it out. After removing the tick, immerse it in rubbing alcohol. Wash the tick bite wound and your hands with soap and water.
- If you’re pregnant, have someone else clean the cat’s litter box. If you must do it yourself, wear gloves and right away wash your hands after changing the litter.
- Wash your hands after gardening or working in soil where family pets may have relieved themselves.
- If you are scratched or bitten, clean the area with soap and water immediately and administer first aid. If you are worried, contact your healthcare specialist.
- Do not let your pet drink from standing water outdoors.
- Remove food, trash or materials that might be used for nesting which may attract disease-carrying wildlife.
Our veterinary clinics provide pet wellness tests and offer advice to pet owners about illness prevention and other ways to help their pets live longer, much healthier and happier lives.
Your veterinarian will know the primary disease hazards in your area and can establish a strategy to provide disease protection for you and your pet.
One great way to do this is through our Pet Care program.
The Pet Care program is a pet wellness plan providing discounts and free services for pet owners interested in quality care for their pets. Average retail value of the FREE and DISCOUNT items included in the Pet Care program is greater than the cost of each pet’s enrollment! In addition to the FREE items listed, the program provides 20% discounts on lab work, medical and surgical procedures, and treatments done in hospital. All other goods and services available in the hospital are discounted 10% with the program.
DOG: Annual Exam, DHLPPC and Rabies Vaccines, Occult Heartworm Test including tests for Erlichia and Lymes disease, and intestinal parasite screening.
CATS: Annual Exam, PRCPL, FIP, and Rabies Vaccines, as well as intestinal parasite screening
FERRETS: Annual Exam, Distemper and Rabies Vaccines, and intestinal parasite screening
Other pets, such as birds, reptiles, guinea pigs, and rabbits: Annual Exam and parasite screening.
Take advantage of a pet wellness program!
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Questions? Call us! 918-258-0040