General Health Care and Preventive Medicine
As is the case with people, annual health examinations of your pets stand at the forefront of patient well being – perhaps even more so. Animals often don't show outward signs of illness so it's up to us to find them. Each year, Dr. Breite will perform a comprehensive physical examination of your pet to determine his or her well being. Happily most annual exams do not reveal any surprises, but there are many cases where a malady is exposed before any clinical signs are noticed by us, their caregivers. In this way we are less likely to find ourselves behind the 8 ball when health is concerned.
Vaccination is an important part of your pet's wellness care and are routinely administered to prevent serious, sometimes fatal diseases. Some of these include: Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus and Lyme Disease in dogs and Rabies, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia and Feline Leukemia in cats. Nevertheless, Dr. Breite subscribes to the movement in veterinary medicine toward minimizing vaccines as much as possible and will only administer those which are necessary and recommended on an individual basis. He will discuss your pet's risk and determine the best vaccination schedule for you and your pet. Should their needs and or exposure change, their vaccine schedules will change accordingly.
Finally, regarding parasites - including fleas, ticks, intestinal worms and heartworms - our staff will discuss which products are available for both the prevention and treatment of your pet. There are many choices available in this field and we will go over them in depth so that you can make an educated decision on what is best for you and your pet.