Preventative care is your pet’s first line of defense. Annual exams help by preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease in its early stages, often before any noticeable symptoms begin. The earlier treatment starts, the more effective it is, keeping your pet from unnecessary pain and suffering.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations! We can help your furry baby start off on the right paw with these important services:
- Vaccinations with boosters are especially important for young puppies and kittens as they do not have full immunity from many serious infectious diseases. For example, the parvo virus in dogs and panleukopenia in cats are both deadly gastrointestinal diseases. It’s critical to ensure your puppy or kitten has completed the entire series of combo vaccinations to keep him or her protected.
- A wellness visit is important because this exam helps us detect possible health problems early. Common, treatable problems can be found before they are noticed by their owners.
- Spaying or neutering your pet has health benefits, in addition to helping with pet overpopulation. Spaying your puppy or kitten before her first heat offers the best protection from uterine infections and breast tumors. Neutering yourmale pet helps prevent testicular cancer and certain prostate problems.
- A microchip provides secure, reliable, and permanent identification, which greatly increases the likelihood that your pet, if lost, will be returned to you.
- Fleas, ticks, and heartworm-carrying mosquitoes are out in full force all year long. We can help you choose the best parasite preventions for your new pet.
We are also happy to answer any nutritional and behavioral questions you may have about your new friend. Give us a call at (307) 684-2851 to schedule an appointment or book one online.
Annual Veterinary Exams
Buffalo Veterinary Clinic’s comprehensive annual exams for adult pets thoroughly evaluate general appearance, skin, lymph nodes and mucous membranes, as well as musculoskeletal, respiratory, nervous, circulatory, digestive and genital/urinary systems.
Updated vaccinations are a highly effective way to prevent many common diseases and infections. For dogs, that means parvo, leptospirosis, distemper, and rabies. Cats need vaccinations for feline leukemia, panleukopenia, and rabies.
Prevention and eradication are simple and efficient processes when anti-parasitic medication is used regularly. We can help you select the best option for your pet.
Proper nutrition supports your pet’s bodily processes, bolstering their immune system and ensuring normal development. The amount of food you offer your pet makes a difference, too. We can help you with a nutrition plan that keeps your pet healthy and happy.
Behavior issues are something most pet owners face at one time or another, and sadly, they can be so frustrating they break the bond between pet and person. Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions. We can help you identify these shifts help to isolate and treat the root cause.
We recommend exams with regular lab work at least twice a year for our senior companions. Pets age more rapidly than humans, which means diseases and illnesses progress more quickly as well. The good news is dogs and cats are living longer today thanks to advances in veterinary medicine. While older pets are faced with more age-related conditions that impact the quality of their lives, we are here to partner with you to help your pet age well.