Your pet needs check-ups too!
It is highly recommended to bring your pet in for regular/annual wellness examinations as we do a complete head-to-toe examination to ensure your pet is in the best health, and assist anyway we can to help get them there. These appointments are also great to bring up any concerns or questions regarding your pet’s health with your veterinarian.
Vaccinating and Deworming Your Pet
Vaccinations are an important part in keeping your pet healthy. By vaccinating you are protecting your pet from disease and infections, such as canine parvo virus and rabies. Some of these diseases can be fatal, and are highly contagious.
We recommend to start vaccinating your pets at 8 weeks of age, followed by 2 booster vaccines 3-4 weeks apart. With the third booster vaccine they will also receive the rabies vaccine. These vaccines will be good for 1 year, at this time they should receive another booster.
Pets can pick up worms anywhere. Just because your pets are indoor doesn’t mean they’re not at risk. Deworming should be done regularly, however timing varies depending on the product being used. Talk to your veterinarian to determine the best product to suit your pet’s needs.
For more information about getting your pet vaccinated or dewormed please contact us.
Dental Procedures and Dental Radiographs
Like humans, pet’s require dental care.
Did you know that dental disease is the most common clinical condition among our pets. 80 % of dogs and 70 % of cats have dental disease by 3 years of age. 1 in 3 pet owners think bad breath is normal in pets.
Your pet’s dental care starts at home. Brushing your pet’s teeth on a regular basis can assist in promoting your pet’s oral health. There are pet specific pet toothpaste that you can use (do NOT use human toothpaste on your pet’s teeth as it can be toxic to pets), as well as dental specific food and treats. Ask us how you can preserve your pet’s oral health to avoid dental surgeries down the road.
At the Sangudo Veterinary Clinic, we provide dental procedures to ensure your pet’s dental health is looked after. To ensure your pet is as safe and comfortable as possible, we perform dental procedures and radiographs while your pet is under anesthesia. This reduces their stress while we perform a complete dental examination and clean your pet’s teeth, as well as extractions if deemed necessary by your veterinarian.
Trimming your pet’s nails is very important! If you let them grow too long this can become uncomfortable for them, reduce traction, cause paw injuries and potentially arthritis if left unattended. While our staff would be more than happy to assist with trimming your pet’s nails, we can also provide information for trimming your pet’s nails at home!
Microchips are a great form of identification for your pet! The microchip is about the same size as a grain of rice and is implanted between the shoulder blades. While you are not able to track the microchip, it can be scanned by most veterinary clinics and other animal service providers. It is vital that you keep the information registered to your pet’s microchip up to date so that if your pet has run away or is found, you are able to be contacted. To update your information, please give your veterinarian a call and they will be able to assist you.