Have you ever heard the phrase "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!"?
At Glenora Family Pet Clinic our goal is to promote routine wellness care to make sure our patients are happy & healthy for as long as possible. The best way to do this is with Annual Wellness Exams!
By brining your pet in for annual exams this gives your veterinary team the best chance to spot concerns before they become problems. All of our wellness exams include a full check-up from nose to tail! I
If you have any specific areas of concern, be sure to let our team know so we can take a closer look!
Psssst...Down here! Do you have an Anxious or Fearful pet?
At Glenora Family Pet Clinic we recognize that not all pets are as excited to see us as we are to see them. Part of our goal is to promote stress & fear free visits in a compassionate, friendly and relaxing environment.
If you have an anxious or fearful pet be sure to let our team know so we can provide your pet some extra special care!
Some things that may help reduce your pets stress in the clinic are:
Vaccination Protocols for Puppies & Kittens!
AT GFPC we recommend that puppies get their 1st set of puppy vaccines between 7-8 weeks of age.
At this age, all puppies need a vaccine called DHPP OR Da2PP (Distemper,Hepatitis,Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza)
This vaccine needs to be boostered every 3-4 weeks until your puppy is over 14 weeks of age.
Another vaccination known as Bordetella or (Kennel cough) is recommended at 12 weeks of age and is typically given with the 2nd Da2PP/DHPP booster. This vaccine is especially recommended if you will be attending puppy classes, going to dog parks, or if you live in and go for walks in highly dog trafficked areas.
The Rabies vaccine is usually administered with the 3rd set of Da2PP/DHPP and when your puppy is over 14 weeks old.
All three of these vaccinations are boostered 1 year after the 3rd set of puppy vaccines are given, and then every 1-3 years after depending on your pet's age, lifestyle, travel or health status.
Just like puppies, we recommend starting the kitten vaccination series when they are 7-8 weeks old.
At 7-8 weeks old all kittens should receive a vaccine called the FVRCP ( Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia ) vaccine. In kittens,this vaccine will need to boostered every 3-4 weeks until they are over 14 weeks of age.
Another vaccination called the Feline Leukemia Virus ( FeLV) vaccine is usually administered at the 2nd FVRCP booster vaccine visit (Around 12 weeks of age) and then boostered in 3-4 weeks with the final set of the kitten vaccine series. This vaccine is especially recommended for cats that go outdoors.
The Rabies vaccine is usually administered with the final FVRCP vaccine and when your kitten is over 14 weeks old.
All three of these vaccines are boostered 1 year after the 3rd set of kitten vaccines are given, an d then every 1-3 years depending on your pet's age, lifestyle, travel or health status