We recommend a rabies vaccination for your pets. Rabies is the most frequently requested vaccine for pets because have heard of this highly fatal viral infection of the nervous system, which affects all warm-blooded animals species. Rabies is one of the few 100% fatal diseases that are transferable to humans from pets. Is is a “State Law” that all dogs and cats be vaccinated for rabies.
Canine distemper is a widespread virus that causes high mortality in dogs. Exposure is considered inevitable during a dog’s lifetime. Canine distemper virus infects various tissues in a dog’s body.
Is a non-fatal cause of diarrhea in puppies and adult dogs. This is the second leading viral cause of canine intestinal disease. It is most commonly associated with “ stress diarrhea” that is noticed when a pet is boarded or groomed.
This highly contagious disease of dogs often results in death, especially in puppies. Parvo normally infects the dog’s intestines, lymphoid tissue and bone marrow. The result is vomiting, severe, often fatal, bloody diarrhea and severe dehydration.
Contagious bacterium causes respiratory disease and is the most common contributor to canine cough and pneumonia. Animals are usually vaccinated against bordetella prior to boarding, grooming, dog shows, or hospitalization. The vaccination should be given 10 days to two weeks prior to boarding if possible.. Signs of infection include a dry, hacking cough or coughing spasms followed by retching or gagging.
The bacterial disease causes permanent kidney and liver damage, and is easily spread to other animals and to humans; Clinical signs include fever, vomiting, depression, dehydration, anorexia and muscular stiffness. Lepto can lead to kidney failure, liver failure, and blood clotting disorders, all which can be fatal. The bacteria are passes via the urine into water sources.
Strategic deworming makes the assumption that your pet has or has been exposed to parasites and that these parasites are a threat to your pet, your family, and the environment. Strategic deworming is recommended by the centers of disease control to prevent transmission of parasites from pets to people.
A fecal floatation test is the backbone of intestinal parasite identification. Fecal flotation is primarily used to identify the eggs of the parasites in your pets stool. We recommend bringing a fecal sample with you for every visit, so we may check your pet for parasites or other infections.
Giardia is protozoan parasite that resides in the small bowel and can cause chronic diarrhea. It will also cause mild dehydration and weight loss. Giardia cysts can survive for months in cool, moist environments. Contaminated waterways are a common source of infection. Without treatment, pets can remain infected with Giardia for 6-36 months.
Coccidia causes diarrhea that is mucoid, yellow and sticky. This is associated with fecal evidence of coccidia eggs. Coccidia are protozoan parasites that affect dogs and cats similarly. The parasite infects the intestinal cells and causes their function to be impaired thereby causing diarrhea.