Vaccinations

Our wellness and vaccination programs are designed to prevent disease and prolong the lives of your companion animals.

Disease prevention is always less costly than the treatment of a disease once your pet has developed it.

Early diagnosis of a disease process can lead your pet to a longer, healthier life. Kidney disease, if diagnosed early, will allow us to modify your dog or cat’s diet and, in some cases, add supplements to his or her diet to potentially extend his or her life. An early diagnosis is always advantageous.

Keep your family members safe by scheduling their vaccinations today.

Puppy Wellness

Our puppy wellness program is designed to set up your new puppy for a long and healthy life. The program provides your new puppy with the veterinary services necessary from six weeks of age to 16 weeks of age. Included in this service is a series of examinations and vaccinations, including rabies, distemper, parvovirus and more. In addition, your puppy will be tested for worms and will be treated for the most common intestinal worm found in puppies: roundworms. Roundworms can cause gastrointestinal signs like vomiting and diarrhea. There are other parasites that can cause similar symptoms, and some can even cause your puppy to become anemic. Fecal tests allow us to diagnose and treat your puppy accordingly if necessary. Although some worms are visible to the naked eye, most worms are diagnosed by examining your puppy’s stool microscopically.

Kitten Wellness

Our kitten wellness program is designed to set up your kitten for a long and healthy life. The program provides your new kitten with the veterinary services necessary from six weeks of age to 12 weeks of age. Included in this service is a series of examinations and vaccinations, including rabies, panleukopenia (distemper), leukemia and more. In addition, your kitten will be tested for worms and will be treated for the most common intestinal worm found in kittens: roundworms. Roundworms can cause vomiting and diarrhea, however, it is possible for your kitten to have roundworms and not show any signs of them. A microscopic fecal examination will allow us to determine whether or not the worms are present. The examination will also look for other types of worms that can affect your kitten.

Adult Pet Wellness

We provide diagnostic and wellness services for your adult pet, including but not limited to: blood testing, fecal testing, and urine testing. Your own yearly check-up at your doctor is likely to include these tests, and your pet’s yearly exam should too. Every year, these tests help us detect many diseases in what appear to be “normal” adult animals. The results of these tests help us address problems in their early stages. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatments can result in your companion living a longer, healthier life.

Senior Pet Wellness

Once your dog turns seven and your cat turns eight, we recommend that they undergo thorough senior wellness exams and diagnostic work-ups. Even though you may believe your pet is normal, there are many disease processes that do not show any outward signs until the disease is quite advanced. More advanced diseases can be difficult to treat and are not always as responsive to treatment as diseases that are diagnosed early.

Early detection of diseases such as kidney and thyroid disease will allow us to administer the appropriate treatments to help extend your pet’s life.

Many symptoms that historically have been attributed to old age, and were considered untreatable, are now treatable. For example, some dogs that appear to have lost their mental alertness can be returned to a mental status indicative of a younger age using the appropriate therapy. Please contact us to discuss our senior wellness program in more detail.

Need an appointment?

 

Contact Wignall Animal Hospital at 978-674-7944 to schedule your pet’s appointment today or request an appointment online using our website.