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Wellness Exam and Preventive Care
Wellness Exams and Preventive Care
Here at Hope Animal Hospital, we recommend that your pet visits the veterinarian every 6 months for a wellness exam to stay healthy. Listed below are a few examples of wellness and preventive care we recommend.
If you have a new puppy that needs to begin its wellness care, click here to learn about the Puppy Care Plan.
If you have a new kitten that needs to begin its wellness care, click here to learn about the Kitten Care Plan.
Fecal testing for intestinal parasites and a general dewormer every 6 months (For more information on intestinal worms, click here)
Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention all year round (Revolution for cats, Vectra and Heartgard for Dogs; for more information on Heartworm disease, click here). If your pet hasn't been on prevention, they must be tested before beginning it.
Rabies vaccinations (For more information on Rabies, click here)
Maintaining good oral health (for more information on Dental Health, click here)
Maintaining a healthy weight (For more information on Obesity, click here)For older pets, we do recommend checking their bloodwork on a regular basis to monitor their internal organ functions.
There are several vaccines to consider for your dog. There are two types - vaccines that are considered "core" vaccines (Distemper/Parvo and Rabies) and "non-core" vaccines (Leptospirosis, Lyme, Bordetella, and Canine Flu). For more information on each of the following vaccines, just click the name.
There are two feline vaccines to consider. For both indoor and outdoor cats, we recommend the Feline Distemper vaccine. For cats that go outdoors and kittens being vaccinated for the first time, we recommend the Feline Leukemia vaccine. Before beginning the Feline Leukemia vaccine, your cat must be tested for it. For more information on each, click the name of the vaccine.