Adult Pet Information
Deworming requirements for dogs and cats will depened on their lifestyle--whether they live primarily indoors or outside--and on the individual pet. Talk to us about setting up a schedule for your pet.
After receiving the puppy and kitten vaccines, adult pets should be vaccinated every three years for the core vaccines (DAPV and Rabies in dogs and HCP and Rabies in cats). Kennel cough is an optional vaccine for dogs that is important for dogs that frequent public places and meet other dogs. It needs to be boosted once a year.
The state of a dog and cats's dental health is directly related to its more general health. Many dogs and cats who seem tired, painful, and lacking vigour, are simply suffering from poor dental health. If you suspect something might be up with your once-playful pet, and/or you notice its breath is particularly pungent, having its teeth checked for decay or absesses is an excellent place to start.
When we perform dental surgies and teeth cleanings on dogs and cats, owners are often astounded by the difference they see in their dog pre- and post surgery.
Keeping your dog chewing on healthy treats (like DentaBones), brushing its teeth, and feeding food specifically formulated for dental health, are all great preventative ways to keep plac and decay at bay. Cats can also bet fed specially-formulated dental diets.
Nutrition makes a big difference to your pet's general health. We stock Royal Canin Veterinary Exclusive pet foods that are formulated to target specific health and dietary requirements. Many common ailments (environmental allergies, for example) can be managed by feeding a food designed for this purpose. Next time your pet has a check up, be sure to discuss your pet's specific nutritional needs with the veterinarian to ensure you are giving your pet the best possible diet for him/her.