Pet Wellness Care
At North Kenny Veterinary Hospital, our focus is on preventing illness and disease. To best prevent illness, we recommend that your pet undergo a complete wellness examination at least once a year, although more frequent exams are encouraged.
During an exam, we perform a "nose to tail" evaluation of your pet. The information we collect during an exam allows us to spot the signs of disease and illness and treat them before they can adversely affect your pet's quality of life. Wellness examinations allow us to establish a baseline level of your pet's health and this information helps us treat your pet more effectively if he or she comes in for emergency treatment.
Most importantly, wellness examinations help us establish a relationship with your pet. During an exam, we get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks and other important information. Examinations are an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about your pet's health. The veterinarians and staff at North Kenny Veterinary Hospital care about your pet - that's why we make follow-up calls to check on your pet whenever he or she visits the hospital.
Vaccines are the cornerstone of your pet's preventive health care plan. Many diseases once fatal to pets can now be prevented through the use of vaccinations. We provide vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets. Because your pet is unique, we tailor a vaccination plan that reflects your pet's lifestyle, risk factors and exposure risk. We administer vaccinations based on the following guidelines:
Parasite Prevention & Control
Parasites aren't just a pain for your pet - they can harm you and your family, too! External parasites like fleas and ticks and internal parasites like roundworms and hookworms are zoonotic, which means they can affect people as well as pets. Other parasites, like heartworms, pose serious health problems to your pet. Our staff members are knowledgeable about flea, tick and heartworm prevention. We offer a variety of flea and tick and heartworm control products, including Frontline, Advantix, Heartgard and Comfortis, and we offer shipping on these products. All dogs should receive heartworm preventative year-round because mosquitoes can appear during warm periods of winter and, once a dog becomes infected, heartworms are life-threatening. Fecal testing, for detecting intestinal parasites, is recommended each year for all pets.