During a routine wellness visit, one of our veterinarians will perform a comprehensive physical examination to better understand your dog or cat’s general health. Additionally, depending on his/her medical history, your pet may receive important vaccinations, or undergo simple bloodwork and intestinal parasite tests.
Our friends age more quickly than we do (some dogs are considered "geriatric" at seven- or eight-years old and cats are considered "seniors" by the time they enter double digits!). Our doctors advocate bringing in your older pet for a routine check-up once every six months to ensure there have been no changes in his or her medical condition.
You should expect your veterinarian to talk about the following important preventative care options:
Some people wonder why such vaccinations and lab work are important. The simple answer is that since your pet is unable to easily communicate when something is wrong, test results are the best way to ascertain his or her condition.
If a questionable trend is identified in the bloodwork results, or if parasites are present in the system, a quick response with the appropriate treatment can save your pet from a painful and debilitating illness (and your wallet from a more expensive treatment protocol).
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2) is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that affects both domestic and wild rabbits of all ages. This is a foreign animal disease recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health and has been confirmed in several states.
At Belton Animal Clinic, we are now offering the RHDV2 vaccine to protect our precious rabbit patients. Call us today using the button below to schedule your RHDV2 vaccine appointment!