Vaccinations help keep your pets healthy and happy. At Arbor View Veterinary Clinic we offer a full range of vaccines for your pets.
Because we are geared to care for your individual pet, we don’t prescribe to the school of blanket health care. We administer vaccines based solely and completely on the needs of your pet. As we mentioned in the section on puppies and kittens, early assessment is imperative.
Prior to vaccination, kittens should be tested for feline leukemia and feline AIDS because certain medications are not effective if your kitten has already developed either of these diseases.
When it comes to worming, we feel that all puppies and kittens should be de-wormed as early as possible. However, if your pet is very young, we may choose to wait to ensure that your pet’s internal organs are mature enough to handle treatment.
All puppies and kittens are tested, as early as possible, for intestinal parasites.
If you chose to get a pet from the Humane Society, or take in a stray, or in some other way inherit an older pet, it should be brought in for a full physical exam as soon as possible.
Dogs over six months of age should always be tested for heartworm.