Pet Wellness & VaccinationsVeterinarian in Sanford & Winter Park, FL.
Pet Wellness & Vaccinations
The most important part of being an animal caregiver is making sure that a special little guy or gal stays as healthy and happy for as many years as possible. The best way to achieve this goal is by making a commitment to wellness care. Companion Care Pet Hospital offers comprehensive wellness care for all stages of life. We can help give your loved one the best chance at a long, happy, and healthy life.
What is “wellness care”?
Wellness care is really just a fancy phrase for bi-annual checkups. During a wellness visit, the doctor will conduct a thorough physical exam, checking to make sure your pet’s body is functioning just as it should be. We’ll also discuss with you a number of topics that are vital to keeping your loved one happy and healthy, such as vaccinations, parasite control, nutrition and weight management, behavior, and more.
The information we gather during your pet’s exams helps us develop a baseline of what’s considered “normal” for them. Every pet is different, so it’s important that we are able to understand what “healthy” for your pet looks like. This gives us something to compare future exams and diagnostic tests. That way, if and when something changes, it will be easy to spot so it can be addressed right away before it has a chance to develop into something more serious and costly.
We plan on being there for all stages of your pet’s life. Starting with puppy and kitten examinations, we’ll make sure your pet is always on the right track. This includes:
- Vaccinations that are personalized for your pet’s needs.
- Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention and education.
- Nutritional counseling
- Behavioral guidance
- Included in our wellness care is a full nose-to-tail examination annually, and semi-annually for senior pets.
Vaccinations are essential to protect your pet against major infectious diseases. The vaccinations are given every 3 to 4 weeks in a series of three and usually begin around eight weeks of age and end around 16 weeks of age.
Dogs: Canine Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo Virus, Bordetella, and Rabies.
Cats: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia (as kittens and for outdoor cats), and Rabies.
Keeping your pet on a strict vaccination schedule will keep them protected from diseases they can commonly come in contact within public.