Belton Animal Clinic & Exotic Care Center

Preventative Care

Exams, vaccinations and parasite prevention are just a part of Belton Animal Clinic & Exotic Care Center’s general wellness protocols. We're happy to answer any questions you may have, so please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Examinations

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!). Dr. Bradley Bays advocates 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.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

You should expect your veterinarian to talk about the following important preventative care options:

  • Comprehensive Physical Exam
  • Annual Vaccinations (e.g. Rabies, Distemper, etc.). Our vaccine protocols follow the American Animal Hospital Association's (AAHA) widely accepted recommendations.
  • Intestinal Parasite Exam. Our protocols follow recommendations provided by CAPC and CDCP.
  • Heartworm Test
  • CBC - Blood Lab Screen
  • Flea/Tick/Heartworm Preventative Medications
  • Ultrasound-guided Urinalysis

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).

RHDV2 vaccine

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!

Signs & Symptoms of RHDV2

  • Seizures
  • Multisite bleeding
  • Jaundice (yellowing in the ears)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Neurologic signs
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sudden death

RHDV2 Vaccine Eligibility

  • Recommended for healthy rabbits 10+ weeks of age
  • Safe for pregnant does
  • Babies will require their own dose when they are of age
  • The vaccine will take a minimum of 7 days to provide protection
  • Second dose is provided 21 days after the first & is then boosted annually

Join the Belton Animal Clinic & Exotic Care Center Family Today!

Located off of I-49 via Arnold Ave. Directly between LifeQuest Church and Odens BBQ.

Phone: 816-331-3120

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  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed