Providing your pet with the best health care available isn’t hard, but it does require consistency. Regular examinations and preventive care medications are part of that care. The Wellness & Preventive services offered at Companion Animal Medical Center and Companion Animal Wellness Center are designed to empower clients to help their pets live happier, longer lives.
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Regular wellness checkups are critical to helping your pet live a long, healthy life. Because cats and dogs age an average of seven human years for every calendar year, your pet should have a wellness check-up at least twice each year. These frequent physical exams help us to catch diseases and other physical issues at an early stage so that we can provide the fastest treatment.
During a wellness check, your veterinarian listens to your pet’s heart and lungs, evaluates your pet’s vision, evaluates skin condition, looks for any unusual lumps or swellings, checks your pet’s teeth and oral cavity, and checks your pet’s overall health.
Our wellness services also can include blood work and other lab testing to get objective data on your pet’s health. Blood work is often recommended to establish a baseline against which to compare future data. A wellness check also allows you a chance to talk to your vet about vaccinations, dental health, nutrition, behavior and any other questions you may have about your pet’s health.
Administering the right vaccinations for your particular pet is crucial to preventing contagious and deadly diseases. There are a growing number of available immunizations on the market, from valuable blended vaccines that prevent multiple diseases to vaccines that contain ingredients that we at Companion Animal Medical Center would not recommend. To develop a vaccination plan, we consider your animal’s age, lifestyle and medical history to identify any risks before recommending appropriate vaccines at the most appropriate stage of the pet’s life with the best products available.
Dental problems cause a lot more than just bad breath in cats and dogs. When food accumulates in the mouth, it breeds bacteria that attack the gums and root of the tooth. Eventually, the bacteria can enter the bloodstream and lodge in your pet’s heart, kidneys and lungs, potentially causing organ failure. Simply put, healthy pets have healthy teeth.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have oral disease by the age of 3. Dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets. Small-breed dogs present with dental and gum disease early in life, while medium- to large-breed dogs usually present with symptoms after 4 years. In cats, dental problems can cause kidney disease, the No. 1 cause of feline death.
Our veterinarians examine your pet’s teeth during every wellness check-up, and recommend ways you can care for your pet at home. In many cases, general anesthesia is required to understand the full scope of dental disease. Once the pet is asleep, we not only diagnose the dental problem, but we also can take immediate action to clean tartar, apply fluoride, extract teeth and take other steps as needed.
There is nothing sweeter than a tiny kitten. Keep your new friend safe and healthy with a strong health program. Kittens need vaccines to protect them against dangerous, often deadly, diseases. For your convenience, CAMC provides a comprehensive preventative medical package to keep your little one in the best possible shape. Vaccinations begin around six weeks of age, and are administered every three weeks until at least 12 weeks old.
Our kitten package includes up to:
- Examinations prior to vaccines
- 3 feline distemper vaccines
- 2 feline leukemia vaccines
- 1 rabies vaccine
- 1 feline leukemia test
- 1 stool/parasite test
- 2 oral de-wormings
- 30 days free pet insurance from Trupanion
Kitten Wellness Package Price — $235
*Full payment of the package is required at the initial visit. Package is valid for kittens less than 12 weeks of age. Package does not include the following: Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) vaccine, flea preventive, prescription diets, ill-patient exams and surgical procedures such as ovariohysterectomies (spays) and neuters. In the event your pet is destructive with his/her claws and needs to be declawed, please consult one of our doctors. A surgical estimate will be provided upon request at your kitten’s vaccine appointment.
Welcoming a new puppy into your family is exciting. They are loving, cute, cuddly — and a lot of work. Give your new puppy a strong wellness foundation on which to grow and thrive. The Companion Animal Medical Center Puppy Wellness Package is that foundation. Just like children, puppies require vaccinations to build immunity against common diseases. Puppies receive vaccines every three weeks, starting at about six weeks of age and continuing until 12 weeks.
Our Puppy Wellness Package includes everything your pet needs to start on a path to a long, happy life, including up to the following:
- 1 comprehensive wellness check-up physical examination
- 2 recheck examinations prior to vaccines
- 3 canine distemper combination vaccines
- 1 bordetella vaccine
- 2 leptospirosis vaccines
- 1 rabies vaccine at 12 weeks of age
- 1 stool/parasite test
- 2 oral dewormings
- 1 month heartworm preventive
- 30 days free pet insurance from Trupanion
Puppy Wellness Package Price — $235
*Full payment of the package is required at the initial visit. The package is valid for puppies less than 12 weeks of age but does not include lyme vaccine, prescription diets/medications, ill patient exams or surgical procedures such as ovariohysterectomies (spays) and neuters.
As pets get older, they become more and more prone to health issues such as kidney disease, thyroid disease, diabetes, arthritis and other health problems. That’s why we recommend that your elderly pet undergoes a thorough senior wellness exam and diagnostic workup. Early detection of diseases allows us to treat your pet as quickly as possible and give your pet greater quality of life.
For your convenience, we have two senior care packages designed to keep your pet as healthy as possible for as long as possible:
Senior Care – $440
- Complete blood count
- Geriatric panel
- Thyroid screen
- Chest radiographs
- Glaucoma (dogs only)
- Blood pressure check (cats only)
The type of food you offer to your cat or dog makes a direct impact on its health. Our doctors may recommend that your pet change its diet due to a medical condition or to prevent a medical condition. We trust and offer two types of prescription foods, available for sale inside Companion Animal Medical Center.