Appropriate wellness care is essential for your pet’s overall health. We provide thorough exams using careful, gentle handling. If we discover an area of concern or feel that additional tests are necessary, we will explain everything in detail and work with you to create a care plan that you are comfortable with. Our comprehensive approach to wellness also includes vaccines and parasite control, and when requested, nutritional counseling and behavioral advice. We suggest annual wellness visits for most pets.
Vaccines are vital for preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Because different pets have different needs depending upon their ages and other risk factors, we take your pet’s individual circumstances into account when suggesting a vaccination schedule.
Most adult dogs and cats need core vaccines–rabies, distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus for dogs; rabies, panleukopenia, calicivirus, and herpesvirus for cats–every three years. Noncore vaccines, such as those that protect against kennel cough for dogs and feline leukemia for cats, can be administered annually to at-risk pets. Currently, the rabies vaccine is the only one mandated by law.
Because flea, tick, and heartworm season last throughout the year in Miami, our pets need effective, continuous parasite control. Topical, oral, and even drug-free options are available. New products are always coming to market, and we can explain the pros and cons of each and help you choose the parasite prevention that’s best for your pet’s individual circumstances.
We can help you choose the proper diet to meet your pet’s changing nutritional needs for each life stage and to aid chronic conditions. We are open-minded and willing to discuss any feeding philosophy you may have. If you have a specific interest in customized, home-cooked diets for your pets, we can work closely with veterinary nutritional experts at the University of Tennessee to bring you tailored recipes.
Excessive barking and chewing, inappropriate urination and soiling, scratching and digging, biting and growling, or other behavioral concerns can adversely impact the time we spend with our pets. We work closely with local trainers and board-certified veterinary behaviorist Dr. Lisa Radosta to bring our patients the latest recommendations and access to the highest quality training and behavioral services available.
Call us to schedule your pet’s comprehensive wellness visit.