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Our focus is healing sick and injured animals, but preventative care serves as the foundation of a healthy pet. It includes:

  • Annual Vaccines
  • Comprehensive Physical Exam
  • Heartworm
  • Intestinal Parasite Fecal Exams
  • Intestinal and External Parasite Prevention
  • Dental Care
  • Geriatric Health Screens/ Senior Wellness Exam
  • X-Ray

Our Comprehensive Physical Exam includes:

  • Otoscope Exam
  • Ophthalmic Exam
  • Dental Exam
  • Neurological Exam
  • Weight Assessment
  • Coat and Skin Evaluation
  • Abdominal Palpation
  • Urogential Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Cardio/Pulmonary Evaluation
To ensure the well being of your pet and help control overpopulation, we recommend spaying and neutering. Your male dog may show and improvement in physical development, while experiencing a decrease in hernias, testicular tumors, and prostrate problems. Female dogs show a decrease in breast cancer as well as tumors and infections of the ovary tracts. When your pet is spayed or neutered it becomes less aggressive, and less likely to roam.

More Dog Info

Perform Your Own Exam

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Flea, Tick, & Heartworm Protection

How To Remove & Prevent Ticks

Canine Heartworm Disease

Other Common Parasites

Foods that can Harm Your Dog

Crate Training Your Dog

Make Your Senior Dog More Comfortable

Tests for Your Senior Dog

How to Give a Dog a Pill

Pet Lemon Law

Housebreaking Tips for your Puppy

Puppies can't control their bladder for extended periods until they are at least four to six months old, so it is important to get your puppy outside as often as possible. Take your puppy to one chosen place outdoors ever two to four hours, especially when he needs to eliminate (after meals, immediately after awakening from a nap, and soon after beginning play).

When your pup does his business where and when he should, give him lots of praise and play with him as a reward. If your puppy gets distracted and does not go when you take him out, do not let him play. Take him out again five minutes later. The second time usually works. The more frequent you take your puppy out, the more rapidly your housebreaking program will progress.

If you have to be away from home during the day you might want to consider crate training your dog. (See Crate Training Your Dog) Because of the instinct to see the crate as their den, most dogs will not soil their crate. If you're training a new puppy take advantage of this instinct by keeping him in his crate over night or in between walks. Another alternative is to hire a friend or a dog walker to take your puppy outside about every four hours.

For information on Crate Training, visit the Crate Training link above.