Preventative care is the key to ensuring our companions live long, healthy lives. At AVC we offer yearly vaccines that include a thorough exam by our veterinarians. During the exam the veterinarian and staff will tailor a preventative care program that fits you and your pet. Most preventative care programs include vaccines, external and internal parasite control, and advice on nutritional management. As your companion(s) ages he or she may need diagnostic and/or supportive care. Since we are an equipped clinic we can meet all your pet’s medical needs.
Vaccinations are an important part of any preventative health care program. We understand that a vaccine program should be tailored to your pet’s individual situation and we follow the most up-to-date vaccination protocols based on your pet’s lifestyle and exposure.
Bring your puppies as soon as they get to their sixth week for a series of vaccinations and all adults for their annual boosters.
Deworming your pet is an integral aspect of pet care. While nearly 85% of kittens and puppies are born with parasitic infections, most animals develop immunity over time. However, illness and stress can weaken the body’s response to fight off these parasites and can awaken any dormant larvae living in your pet.
Intestinal parasites affect growth and development and can be transferred between pets and pet owners. If you think your pet might be suffering from a parasitic infection, we can perform faecal exams to detect microscopic parasite eggs and determine an infection.
Parasites are known for their ability to continually re-contaminate their host. In order to control parasites, destroying the eggs and larvae before re-infestation is critical. To achieve this, pet owners must maintain clean and dry living areas for their pets.
Pets should be kept in areas that are easy to remove waste from, wash out, and keep clean such as cement or gravel. Dirt and grass should be avoided if possible. Pet waste needs to be removed daily, and fleas need to be exterminated by a weekly or monthly programme depending on parasite burden and the type of acaricide used.