Wilson's Creek Animal Hospital

3025 W Republic Road
Springfield, MO 65807

(417)890-7387

wilsonscreekanimalhospital.com

Adult Pet Wellness

 

 

Adult wellness care for dogs

 

Adult wellness care is very simply routine health care for our adult (1-7 years old) dogs. 

Our goal with our adult wellness care is very simple: to keep our pets as healthy as possible

At each visit,

            We will get a history, and ask basic medical questions about the pet.

Physical exam ($48): a nose to tail evaluation, covering 12 separate areas.  A physical exam is the best method we have of ensuring that our patients are healthy.  Additionally, an exam allows early detection of any medical problems.  Like in people, early detection is crucial to effective treatment of any health problem.  Once the exam is complete, the doctor will discuss the results, identify any problems, and discuss how to solve/fix/treat those problems.

Heartworm testing ($30): We do recommend annual testing and year-round heartworm prevention.  The test is done at the clinic, takes about 10 minutes, and is very accurate.

Immunizations (varies): For adult dogs, the core vaccines are the Distemper-Adenovirus-Parvovirus and Rabies vaccines.  Due to the effectiveness of the vaccines, we do not need to vaccinate for those diseases every year.   Provided that the dog has been previously immunized against those diseases, we can give vaccines that are effective for 3 years.   Non-core vaccines (kennel cough, leptospirosis, canine influenza) are given based on the patient's risk for those diseases.

 

 

Adult wellness for cats

 

Adult wellness care is very simply routine health care for our adult (1-7 years old) cats. 

Our goal with our adult wellness care is very simple: to keep our pets as healthy as possible

At each visit,

            We will get a history, and ask basic medical questions about the pet.

Physical exam ($48): a nose to tail evaluation, covering 12 separate areas.  A physical exam is the best method we have of ensuring that our patients are healthy.  Additionally, an exam allows early detection of any medical problems.  Like in people, early detection is crucial to effective treatment of any health problem.  Once the exam is complete, the doctor will discuss the results, identify any problems, and discuss how to solve/fix/treat those problems.

Feline leukemia, immunodeficiency virus, and heartworm testing (FeLV/FIV-$30, Heartworm Test-$20): for cats that are outdoors for any period of time, or that are exposed to outdoor cats, we recommend annual testing for those diseases.  While none of these problems are curable, early detection is crucial to proper treatment.

Immunizations (varies): like in dogs, we divide feline vaccines into core and non-core groups.  Core vaccines are those recommended for all cats regardless of housing status.  As cats are more prone to adverse reactions to immunizations, we use vaccines that reduce that risk.

FVRCCP: this vaccine protects against Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Chlamydia, and Panleukopenia.   Due to the effectiveness of this vaccine, we do not need to vaccinate for those diseases every year.   Provided that the cat has been previously immunized against those diseases, we can give a vaccine that is effective for 3 years.

Rabies: we currently use a vaccine that is specifically for cats. Provided that the cat has been previously immunized against Rabies, we can give a vaccine that is effective for 3 years.

Feline leukemia: for those cats that spend any time outdoors, and for those exposed to outdoor cats, we recommend vaccinating for feline leukemia.  Like the rabies, this vaccine is given annually.  If the cat does not go outside, and is not exposed to outdoor cats, then we don't recommend the leukemia vaccine.