Preventive Medicine

The key to veterinary medicine is prevention. We recommend examinations twice a year. This is key because animals age much faster than Humans.

Dog Vaccines

Vaccines:  we recommend Distemper and Rabies  vaccines for all dogs, and tailor the remainder of the vaccination protocol to your dogs needs.

  • Rabies is a fatal disease that affects the nervous system, and is a public health risk to humans.  This vaccine is required by the state of Maine.
  • Canine Distemper, infectious canine Hepatitis, canine adenovirus type 2, Parvovirus and canine Parainfluenza.  These are dangerous contagious diseases.  This one vaccine protects against all of them.  Abbreviation is DHPP.
  • Lyme disease is a tick borne disease that affects the joints and other body systems.
  • Bordetella (also known as Kennel Cough) is a contagious respiratory disease.
  • Canine Influenza (H3N8) is a contagious flu.
  • Leptospirosis is a gastrointestinal disease, spread by drinking contaminated stagnant water.

Cat Vaccines

Vaccines: we tailor your cats vaccines program to his/her needs.  Rabies vaccine is required by law.

  • Rabies is a fatal disease that affects the nervous system, and a public health risk to humans.  This vaccine is required by the state of Maine.
  • Distemper is a contagious blood disease and can be fatal.
  • Feline Leukemia is a virus that affects the immune system and can be fatal.
  • Feline AIDS affects the immune system, which can shorten a cats healthy life span.

 


Dentals

Dental Cleanings  are necessary for most pets eventually, to protect against many health problems that can shorten your pets lifespan.  Tartar build up and gum disease can allow harmful bacteria to circulate into the blood stream and effect major organs such as the heart, liver, and kidneys.

  • This procedure is done under anesthesia.  Your pets teeth are scaled and polished, and necessary extractions can be performed at the time of the dental.

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