Pet Wellness &
Learn more about our pet wellness & preventative care services below.
Pet Wellness & Preventative Care In Kennett Square, PA
At Cypress Veterinary Clinic, our goal is to prevent disease. In order to do that we need a Veterinary-Client-Patient-Relationship (VCPR). This by law requires an exam by a veterinarian at least once a year. We strive to have a mutually respectful relationship with you, your beloved pet, and our wonderful staff. We all want the same outcome-a happy, healthy pet!
CVC requires annual to semi-annual exams to maintain our relationship. Along with a complete physical, a SNAP 4dx (in dogs to check tick-borne disease and heartworm), a fecal and screening blood work is recommended for both cats and dogs annually. Certain medications or chronic conditions may require blood work or exams more often. Annual screening blood work helps us to know what is normal for your pet, then we can monitor trends year to year and catch subtle changes sooner. Yearly monitoring of weight, skin masses, dental changes, orthopedic conditions and even catching things that are brewing are all paramount to the yearly exam.
These yearly exams are a perfect place to bring up any concerns, nutrition questions or behavioral issues.
Our dogs and cats can become infected with parasites internally and externally. They can even pass these infections on to people, especially children. It is very important to be sure your pets are parasite-free. We recommend heartworm/tick testing (SNAP 4Dx for dogs) and fecal tests for both dogs and cats yearly. In our area, ticks and fleas are the biggest external parasite concern. We live in a Lyme endemic area. In order to receive heartworm medication from our in-house pharmacy or an external pharmacy, an annual SNAP 4Dx is required for dogs.
Cypress Veterinary Clinic provides oral and topical options for both cats and dogs to prevent heartworm, fleas, ticks, and internal parasites.
Vaccines are the core of prevention and decrease the spread of diseases. Starting your pet on the right schedule early is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. Vaccines are special proteins that prime the immune system to fight off specific infections. They work in two ways: to reduce the severity of such diseases should they strike or to completely prevent infection. There are several diseases that can afflict cats and dogs, but most pets can be protected from the worst of them if they are vaccinated properly. For dogs, these include parvovirus, distemper, leptospirosis, infectious hepatitis, Lyme, Bordetella, and Influenza. For cats, these include panleukopenia, feline herpesvirus, and feline calicivirus; for outdoor cats, protection can include feline leukemia virus. Rabies is required by law for both cats and dogs and is fatal in humans. CVC follows Pennsylvania State Law regarding Rabies.
Cypress Veterinary Clinic follows the vaccine guidelines outlined by AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) and AAFP (American Association of Feline Practioners). We provide adjuvant free vaccines for our feline patients to reduce the risk of vaccine induced sarcomas.
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