Wellness And Preventive Care

We take a practical approach to the concept of wellness

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Preventive care for pets is the foundation for a solid wellness program. Preventing diseases and parasite infestations keep your companions healthy, while promoting a strong immune system and vigorous lifestyle, in turn, extending the quality of their lives.

We believe that wellness programs should address all areas of life for your animal companion. Wellness care at Lafayette Animal Hospital includes but is not limited to:

  • Regular veterinary exams
  • Oral and dental care
  • Vaccinations
  • Parasite Prevention
  • Regular hygiene needs: nail trims, anal gland expression, hygiene clips, baths, de-matting, and more.

Vaccinations

Vaccines are designed to prevent diseases, and are given at the wellness visits. We will create a reasonable vaccination schedule that meets you and your pet’s needs, while abiding by state rules and regulations.

Adult Canine Vaccinations

We recommend the following for dogs 1 year of age and older.

  • Annual Physical Examination
  • Rabies Vaccine: 3 year OR annual booster, dependent on eligibility.
  • Distemper-Parvo Combination Vaccine: Annual booster.
  • Lyme Vaccine: Annual booster.
  • Kennel Cough Vaccine: Annual booster.
  • 4DX Test: Annual blood test.
  • Fecal Test: Annual parasite test.

Treatments for flea, tick, and heartworm preventative are critical when taking steps to keep your pet as healthy as possible. Just ask our staff about the many options we provide for the prevention of many different parasite infestations that can affect your dog. Our staff will be able to help you decide which preventative works best for you and your pet.

Adult Feline Vaccinations

We recommend the following for cats 1 year of age and older.

  • Annual Physical Examination
  • Rabies Vaccine: 3 year OR annual booster, dependent on eligibility.
  • Feline Distemper Vaccine: Annual booster.
  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine: Annual booster.
  • Fecal Test: Annual parasite test.
  • Dewormer: Annual OR as needed treatment, mostly for outdoor cats, or even cats that like to “hunt” indoors.

Treatments for flea, tick, and internal parasite prevention are critical when taking steps to keep your pets as healthy as possible. Just ask our staff about the many options we provide for the prevention of many different parasite infestations that can affect your cat. Our staff will be able to help you decide which preventative works best for you and your pet.

We encourage you to bring a list of your veterinary health concerns to these wellness visits and discuss them with your veterinarian. Feel free to contact Lafayette Animal Hospital today to schedule your pet’s wellness visit.

*If you have an animal less than 1 year of age, please visit our Puppies and Kittens page for more information.

*If you have a mature pet, check out our Senior Pet Program for the most compassionate senior pet care in the area.