Golden Years Wellness Schedule (8+ Years)

Golden Years Plans (8+ Years)

Save on Wellness Care when performing bloodwork at the same time as yearly.
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SENIOR CAT RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Wellness Exam
  • Leukemia/AIDS Test (outdoor cat)
  • Fecal Exam
  • FVRCP
  • Rabies
  • Leukemia Vaccine
  • Annual Dewormer
  • Feline Senior Panel

SENIOR DOG RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Wellness Exam
  • Heartworm Occult
  • Fecal Exam
  • Bordetella
  • Rabies
  • DHLP PVO
  • Senior Panel

Feline Glossary

Wellness Examinations: A physical examination is recommended on an annual basis. This allows the veterinarian to detect signs of disease with the skin, heart, teeth, ears, joints, and all abdominal organ systems. All pets must have an examination in order to receive any vaccinations.

FVRCP: Cats are susceptible to many diseases, most of which are caused by viruses. “FVR” stands for the airborne Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, a serious upper respiratory disease. “C” stands for Calcivirus Infection that can survive in the environment for up to 10 days and is transmitted by contact with an infected cat or object (bowls, blankets, cages, etc.) “P” stands for Panleukopenia, a highly contagious disease characterized by a short course and a high mortality rate. It is very resistant and may remain infectious in the environment for up to a year.

Rabies: Required by local government yearly, this vaccination helps prevent your cat from contracting this deadly disease that is transmitted through saliva of rabid wildlife. This disease is fatal to all species, including humans.

Leukemia / AIDS Combo Test: This quick blood test will let us know your pet’s status for Feline FIV and Leukemia. Cats that are positive for either of these virus’s require special management and care.

Wellness Blood Testing: Annual blood testing can evaluate how to organs are functioning and can help early detection of diseases that we wouldn’t otherwise be aware of.

Leukemia Vaccine: Feline Leukemia is a very contagious virus that may cause various blood disorders, and can lead to a state of immune deficiency that hinders the cat’s ability to protect itself against other infections. The virus is spread by infected felines in their saliva and nasal secretions, as well as in urine, feces, and milk from carrier cats.

Annual Dewormer: A broad spectrum dewormer such as Stringed should be administered annually for indoor cats. For outdoor cats, we recommend a dewormer four times annually. Just ask us about what dewormer would work best for your outdoor pet.

Fecal Examinations: A yearly fecal exam will detect any intestinal parasites that can threaten the health of your pet. You could also contact certain intestinal parasites from your animal, that can cause serious health issues, especially in younger children.

Heartworm and Flea Prevention: Living here in Southern Louisiana, you might as well call us the mosquito capital of the world, and the fleas are just as bad. Since mosquitos carry heartworms and fleas cause skin issues, and some internal parasites. It’s pertinent that you protect your dog with a monthly preventative for both. Ask us about some options, we will be happy to help you decide what’s the best for your pet.

Feline Senior Panel: This is a more comprehensive blood panel that tests on a larger scale. This includes a thyroid function test and a urinalysis.
Canine Glossary

Wellness Examinations: A physical examination is recommended on an annual basis. This allows the veterinarian to detect signs of disease with the skin, heart, teeth, ears, joints, and all abdominal organ systems. All pets must have an examination in order to receive any vaccinations.

Bordetella: A vaccination to prevent tracheobronchitis, which causes a dry hacking cough that is highly contagious, can last for several weeks, and even cause pneumonia. We recommend this vaccine twice yearly if you board your dog for any length of time.

Rabies: Required by local government yearly, this vaccination helps prevent your dog from contracting this deadly disease that is transmitted through saliva of rabid wildlife. This disease is fatal to all species, including humans.

Heartworm Occult: Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos, and are fatal if left untreated. In order to know if your dog has heartworms, we need to run this blood test. This is a yearly recommendation to ensure we catch the disease at a stage we can treat and to ensure the preventative used for your pet is effective.

Wellness Blood Testing: Annual blood testing can evaluate how the organs are functioning and can help early detection of diseases that we wouldn’t otherwise be aware of. It also gives a baseline for the normal values of your pet.

Senior Panel: This is a more comprehensive blood panel that tests on a larger scale. This includes a thyroid function test and a urinalysis.

DHLP PVO: This vaccination is to protect your dog against distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and leptospirosis. These diseases are devastating and can cause death. Nearly every dog will be exposed to these during their lifetime, so we highly recommend this vaccine

Influenza: If you bored your dog or take them to the groomer’s, we would recommend this vaccine. This protects your dog against the highly infectious airborne virus that can cause contagious respiratory illness commonly known as, “The Dog Flu”.

Fecal Examination: A yearly fecal examination will detect any intestinal parasites that can threaten the health of your pet. You could also contract certain intestinal parasites from your animal that can cause serious health issues, especially in younger children.

Heartworm and Flea Prevention: Living here in Southern Louisiana, you might as well call us the mosquito capital of the world, and the fleas are just as bad. Since mosquitos carry heartworms and fleas cause skin issues, and some internal parasites. It’s pertinent that you protect your dog with a monthly preventative for both. Ask us about some options, we will be happy to help you decide what’s the best for your pet.