Rabies is a core vaccination that is required by law for dogs and strongly recommended for cats. Vaccination of dogs and cats helps prevent this fatal neurologic disease from being transmitted to humans. There is no treatment or cure for rabies virus infection.
Heartworm preventatives are available in injections that last for 6 or 12 months (injections are for dogs only), monthly tablets, or a monthly topical solution. Testing for heartworm disease is required before starting prevention and then testing is required yearly to maintain your pet’s prescription.
Prevention against ticks is very important due to the number of life-threatening diseases ticks can transmit. Fleas also cause a number of severe problems, including allergic dermatitis due to the saliva in flea bites and the transmission of tapeworms. In severe infestations, fleas can cause anemia in pets.
FLEA & TICK PREVENTION
Fecal testing is a microscopic examination of your pet’s feces for intestinal parasites that threaten your pet’s health. Roundworms and hookworms are common parasites of pets that can be transmitted to and also infect humans. Deworming your pet twice yearly is important as sometimes parasite eggs are not detectable in the feces of infected pets.
FECAL TESTING & DEWORMING
BLOOD PROFILES & URINALYSIS
Blood profiles and urinalysis are diagnostics to help detect internal organ problems, such as kidney disease, liver disease, thyroid disease, adrenal gland disease, diabetes, bladder infections, and urinary crystals. Early detection and treatment of diseases can lengthen and improve the quality of your pet’s life.
An electrocardiograph (ECG) can detect irregularities with the heart rate and rhythm. This is especially important in breeds prone to heart disease and any pet with a heart murmur or irregular rhythm. High blood pressure may lead to complications such as kidney and eye disease.
ECG & BLOOD PRESSURE
Chest x-rays can detect lung disease, signs of cancer, and changes in heart size and shape due to heart disease.
Eye diagnostics for Tear Production, Corneal Integrity, and Intraocular Pressure will help diagnose dry eye, corneal ulcers, and changes in eye pressure—including glaucoma—before they become serious problems or cause blindness.
The SNAP 4dx Plus tests for Heartworm disease, Tick fever, Lyme disease, and Anaplasmosis. Heartworm is a long parasitic worm that infects the heart and lungs and is transmitted by mosquitos that have fed on infected dogs or coyotes. This disease is difficult to treat and can be deadly. Tick fever, Lyme disease, and Anaplasmosis are bacterial diseases transmitted by ticks that can cause life-threatening infections.
SNAP 4DX PLUS TEST
Distemper virus, Viral hepatitis, Parainfluenza virus, and Parvovirus are debilitating and can cause death. Nearly every dog will be exposed during its lifetime, making DA2PP vaccination a must. Parvo is a highly contagious and life-threatening viral infection that results in bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration.
Bordetella vaccination protects against pneumonia caused by the Bordetella bacterium, one of the common causes of “Kennel Cough” (rhinotracheitis). This vaccine is important for dogs that are kenneled, groomed, shown, that go to dog parks, and are often around other dogs.
Leptospirosis vaccination protects against a zoonotic disease (transmissible to humans) that can cause kidney and liver failure in the animals it infects. The Leptospira bacteria are transmitted through the skin from infected urine from animals that can live both in the city and the countryside.
Canine influenza vaccine protects against both highly contagious canine influenza viruses (H3N2 and H3N8). Canine influenza viruses cause respiratory tract infection in dogs that can lead to severe lung disease and death. This vaccine is important for dogs that are kenneled, groomed, shown, that go to dog parks, and are often around other dogs.
CANINE INFLUENZA VACCINE
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (feline herpesvirus-1), Calici Virus, and Panleukopenia are all highly contagious respiratory viruses of cats that can be life-threatening. Nearly every cat will be exposed to one or more of these viruses in its lifetime, making FVRCP vaccination a must.
Feline Leukemia Virus causes a severely depressed immune system so the cat’s body can’t fight diseases and ultimately dies from infection. Testing for FeLV must be performed prior to vaccination as this disease can be transmitted from the mother cat to her kittens, or the virus can be dormant for years before showing signs of infection.
SNAP FELINE TRIPLE TEST
The SNAP Feline Triple tests for Heartworm disease, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). FIV and FeLV are viruses that can cause debilitating and life-threatening infections in cats.
Heartworm is a long parasitic worm that infects the heart and lungs and is transmitted by mosquitos that have fed on infected dogs or coyotes. This disease often causes asthma-like signs in cats and can cause sudden death. Heartworm disease cannot be treated in cats, making prevention a must.