CAPALABA VETERINARY CLINIC PREVENTATIVE CARE
ANNUAL HEALTH CHECK
Annual health checks allow many conditions to be detected early, and give you the opportunity to discuss any concerns or worries you may have about your pet’s health with one of our experienced veterinarians. As our pets have shorter lifespans than us, an annual vet visit is equivalent to you going to see your doctor and dentist every 5 to 7 years! Senior pets, and animals with known health issues, commonly need to see a vet much more often. Our highly experienced vets will provide you with recommendations for revisits and checkups as part of an individualised treatment or health management plan for your pet.
In addition to being safe and very effective, vaccinations are a fundamental part of your pet’s preventative healthcare plan. Diseases that once were relatively common, or even fatal to pets are now easily preventable due to advances in veterinary immunology. Veterinary science is constantly improving on existent vaccines as well as enabling the prevention of an even wider array of contagious diseases. Our veterinarians believe that our carefully balanced approach is the most effective way to prevent infectious disease and the possibility of your pet having a negative reaction to a vaccine.
A collar and tag can be lost, but a microchip is with your pet for life. An important part of responsible pet ownership is the identification of your pet. A microchip implant enables life time identification. They are approximately 1cm long (about the size of a grain of rice) and are inserted just beneath the skin with a needle. It is a legal requirement that all puppies are microchipped before going to a new owner. If this is not already done, by Queensland State Government regulations it becomes your responsibility to have this done as soon as possible after acquiring your new pet.
WORM, FLEA AND TICK PROTECTION
Protection against parasites is a very important part of your pet’s preventative health care. Fleas, ticks, heartworm and intestinal worms are not just pests – they can cause life-threatening conditions in your pet and severe, potentially fatal, health issues for you and your family. There are many treatments available for parasite control, some of which are more effective than others. At our clinic, we sell only the safest and most effective products. The product you decide to use is often a personal preference, however we can provide recommendations and guidelines to help you make the best decision for you and your pet.