At the Campbell River Veterinary Hospital, we've developed wellness programs for every stage of your pet's life, with the goal in mind of providing them with a long and healthy one. We recommend that adult dogs and cats visit us once a year. Puppies, kittens, senior pets, and pets with health issues or chronic illnesses may require more frequent visits. We'll work with you to create a wellness program, including a vaccination protocol, for your individual pet.
Our puppy and kitten wellness program is designed to help get your pet started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in their development and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy adult. This includes information and advice on nutrition, training, socializing, and behavior.
Schedule your puppy or kitten for his or her first exam as soon as possible. Until your new pet has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious, but preventable diseases. We will vaccinate your new kitten against Rabies and Panleukopenia (feline distemper) virus. Depending on your cat's risk, the doctor may advise vaccination against other diseases as well, such as feline leukemia virus.
We will vaccinate your new puppy against Rabies, Distemper, and Parvovirus, among other diseases. Your puppy or kitten will need to be tested and treated for external and internal parasites, which are common in young pets. Some of these worms are zoonotic, which means they can be transmitted from pets to people. Annual fecal testing can help keep your whole family, four legged and two legged, safe and healthy.
At the Campbell River Veterinary Hospital, we will perform a complete physical assessment, from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. We work with you to ensure your pet is protected against preventable diseases. Depending on the results of the doctor's examination, we may perform a diagnostic treatment plan, which may include blood and urine tests to look for underlying conditions or concerns. Dogs and cats age much quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial that these companion animals be seen for regular exams. In addition, the risk of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and liver or kidney problems all increase with age. As your pet reaches his or her senior years, we will recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic treatment plan (which may include blood and urine testing, or additional tests) so we know what's normal for your pet. This will allow us to keep track of any changes as they age. Please let us know if you've noticed any physical or behavioral changes in your pet, as well as any other concerns you might have.
We look forward to meeting your pet. Call today to schedule your appointment.