General Wellness Care

At Art City Vets we are committed to providing exceptional communication coupled with compassionate veterinary medical care for our patients. Our veterinarians work diligently to develop individualized treatment plans allowing us to provide the highest-quality of care for your previous companion pet. We are proud to offer an extensive range of general wellness and preventative care services, and we are fully equipped with the latest diagnostic and treatment tools. 

Wellness Exams

Annual wellness exams (bi-annual for senior pets) are critical to your pet’s well being. Wellness exams allow us to evaluate the overall health of your pet, while also providing us with a baseline for their own unique bodies and tendencies.

Wellness exams not only keep us up-to-date with your pet’s health, but they also allow us to detect potential health issues before they become serious.

What can I expect during my pet’s check-up?

During your pet’s veterinary wellness exam, he/she will be thoroughly examined from head to tail by one of our veterinarians, which includes taking your pet’s temperature. We will follow this with a full examination of your pet’s skin and coat, which is an excellent indicator of his/her health status. Many types of dermatological problems stem from diet. Please be sure to visit our Nutrition section.

We will then proceed to examine your pet’s ears, eyes, and mouth to check for potential disease or infection.

Regular wellness exams also make your pet more familiar with our veterinary hospital, which makes future visits easier on them and you.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR PET’S VETERINARY WELLNESS APPOINTMENT


Vaccinations & Preventative Care Plans

Vaccinations are absolutely critical to protect your dog or cat from a variety of life-threatening, fatal diseases. Whether you have an adult pet or have just welcomed a new puppy or kitten into your home, vaccinations are a crucial part in maintaining your pet’s health and longevity.

Canine Core Vaccinations: Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus and Bordetella

Rabies: A fatal brain and nervous system disease that is passed from an infected animal to other animals and humans.

Distemper: Highly contagious canine disease with symptoms including sneezing, ocular and nasal discharge, high fever, dehydration, vertigo, diarrhea, vomiting, refusal to eat, lethargy and depression.

Parvovirus: Fatal and contagious disease affecting the canine gastrointestinal tracts. Parvovirus symptoms include lethargy, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, bloating, fever or hypothermia, severe vomiting and diarrhea causing rapid dehydration. Damage to the intestines and immune system can cause septic shock if not treated immediately.

Kennel Cough: A highly contagious respiratory disease commonly contracted at boarding and daycare facilities, dog parks, dog shows and training groups. If you take part in any of those activities a Bordetella Vaccine is a MUST.

Feline Core Vaccinations: Rabies, Panleukopenia, Feline Calici Virus, Rhinotracheitis

Rabies: A fatal brain and nervous system disease that is passed from an infected animal to other animals and humans.

Panleukopenia: Highly contagious feline disease with symptoms including sneezing, ocular discharge, fever, dehydration, vertigo, diarrhea, vomiting, refusal to eat, lethargy and depression

Feline Calici Virus: Respiratory viral infection causing symptoms including: fever, organ failure, mouth ulcers and often results in death.

Rhinotracheitis: Respiratory disease often most fatal for kittens and senior cats.


Parasite Prevention

Recommended Preventatives: 

  • Canine Heartworm and intestinal parasite protection: Interceptor®
  • Feline Heartworm and intestinal parasite protection: Revolution®
  • Canine & Feline Flea & Tick Prevention (topical or oral) Bravecto®

We feel these products provide the broadest protection possible. There are other options available that are at very high-risk of tick exposure to be extra safe, but please consult with us before trying another product.

Bravecto is recommended for puppies and kittens 6 months of age and over. Just ONE DOSE kills fleas and ticks, and prevents flea infestations for up to 12 weeks! That’s 3 times longer protection than a monthly treatment.


Microchipping

A lost pet is a frightening situation, often times with devastating consequences. This is why the team at Art City Vets considers Home Again microchips a fundamental way to protect your pet!

Microchipping your pet is one of the best ways to safeguard your pet should he/she ever go astray! This is the ONLY FORM of permanent unalterable, unique identification that you can provide for your pet. Microchips are the size of a grain of rice and are implanted beneath your pet’s skin usually during your pet’s spay or neuter procedure while under anesthesia. Microchips are passive and do not need a battery to work.


Nutrition

A balanced and complete diet is essential to maintain your pet’s well being throughout his/her lifespan. Water coupled with necessary proteins, fats, minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates are important and the building blocks for life.

Talk to one of our veterinarians about creating an individualized diet plan to best suit your pet’s needs!


Senior Pet Care

Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever. By taking the time to learn more about the special needs of your senior-aged pet, you've taken the first step toward providing the best care for your friend in its golden years.

Pets in their senior years, those of about seven years of age and older, begin to go through a gradual reduction of their physical capabilities. However, this process can be slowed and managed through proper veterinary care, thereby offering your beloved pet an extended period of vitality and good health. Additionally, preventative care tailored to your pet's age, lifestyle, risk factors and other elements can help prevent common diseases or detect them at early and easily treatable stages. As a part of your senior pet's wellness care at Art City Vets, we offer a discounted comprehensive lab work package to give you and your veterinarian a complete overview of your pet's internal health and organ function. With the help of the Art City Vets team, you can prolong your pet's good health and well being, even as his or her pace slows a bit. Together, we can make sure you and your faithful companion enjoy many more years together.