Puppies and Kitten Care

Puppy Vaccinations

  1. 8 weeks -Distemper without Lepto, Bordetella also known as Kennel Cough
  2. 12 week- 1st Distemper with Lepto, 1st Lyme, Heartworm/Tick borne disease Test
  3. 16 weeks- 2nd Distemper with Lepto (Annual), Rabies (Annual), 2nd Lyme (Annual)
  4. Spay or Neuter at the age of 6 months or after all adult teeth are present

Kitten Vaccinations

  1. 8 weeks – 1st Feline Distemper
  2. 12 weeks – 2nd Feline Distemper, 1st Feline Leuk, Testing for Feline FIV/Leuk Test is done
  3. 16 weeks – 3rd Feline Distemper (Annual),  Rabies (Annual), Feline Leuk (Annual)
  4. Spay or Neuter at the age of 6 months or after all adult teeth are present

Vaccine Policy

Vaccine Due Dates for Rabies – If a vaccine is not update before it’s due date that vaccine can only be honored for one year.

If the vaccine is updated on or before the date it is due it can be honored for 3 years. This does not include puppies or kittens first vaccines. 

Diabetes

Diabetes is more common in older pets, but it can also occur in younger or pregnant pets. The disease is more manageable if it is detected early and managed with the help of your veterinarian. The good news is that with proper monitoring, treatment, and diet and exercise, diabetic pets can lead long and happy lives.

Here is a great explanation and advice for pet owners:

https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Diabetes-in-Pets.aspx

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease starts when bacteria combine with food particle to form plaque on the teeth. Within days, minerals in the saliva bond with the plaque to form tartar (a hard substance that adheres to the teeth). The bacteria work their way under the gums and cause gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). Once under the gums, bacteria destroy the supporting tissue around the tooth, leading to tooth loss.This condition is known as periodontitis. Gingivitis and periodontitis make up the changes that are referred to as periodontal disease. The bacteria associated with periodontal disease can also travel in the bloodstream to infect in the heart, kidneys and liver.

Signs and symptoms

  1. Bad Breath
  2. Red, Swollen or irritated gums
  3. Excessive drooling
  4. Loss of appetite/Reluctance to eat
  5. Swelling under the eye
  6. Loose/ lose of tooth, teeth
  7. Pawing at their mouth