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 dealing with the treatment of a disease once your pet has developed it. An example would be the treatment of parvovirus. Parvovirus treatment can frequently cost $1,000 or more while a single parvovirus vaccination will usually cost less than $20.

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 their diet to potentially extend their lives. There are many other conditions to which an early diagnosis is advantageous.

Unlike many low-cost clinics, we use the safest and most effective vaccines and vaccine rotations, the most comprehensive and most accurate heartworm and fecal parasite screening tests, and the best parasite control products. We include a comprehensive physical exam and veterinary consultation to discuss any problem or question you have about the complete care of your pet with every wellness visit.

At CityVet, we believe that the way to achieve the best care for your pet is in partnership with our veterinary team. Our recommendations focus on what is best for you and your pet without unnecessary services.

Puppy Wellness
Veterinary Exam

Examination at 2, 3, and 4 months of age is essential to completely assess your puppy’s health, and invaluable in making proper decisions about your puppy’s wellness.

Core Vaccines

We use only the safest and most effective vaccines available.

  • DA2PP (Distemper, Parvo, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza) – Recommended at 2, 3, and 4 months (every 3-4 weeks, with a minimum of 2 boosters after 10 weeks, one at 16+ weeks).
  • Leptospirosis – Recommended at 3 and 4 months (minimum of 2 boosters, one at or after 16 weeks, to at-risk dogs).
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough) – Minimum of 2 boosters (one at or after 16 weeks of age); recommended every 6 months to at-risk dogs (exposed via boarding, day play, grooming, dog park, etc.)
  • Rabies – A single vaccine at 12 weeks or older; required by law.
  • Canine Influenza (CIV) is a non-core vaccine, and only recommended for at-risk dogs based on veterinarian assessment.
Other Wellness Notes 
  • Parasite Control – We recommend year-round preventative. Products should be tailored to your budget and pet’s preference for application. We carry only the safest and most effective products at everyday low prices, and offer a price match program.
  • Spay/Neuter – We recommend most pets undergo the procedure at approximately 6 months of age.
  • Food & Nutrition – Getting your puppy started on a healthy, all natural, meat-based or grain-free diet will have a life-long impact on health.
Pricing

Please call or visit one of our clinics for current pricing.

Kitten Wellness
Veterinary Exam

Examination at 2, 3, and 4 months of age is essential to completely assess your kitten’s health, and invaluable in making proper decisions about your kitten’s wellness.

Core Vaccines

We use only the safest and most effective vaccines available.

  • FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopenia, Calicivirus) – Recommended at 2, 3, and 4 months (every 3-4 weeks, until 16 weeks, with a minimum of 2 boosters after 10 weeks; one at 16+ weeks).
  • FeLV (Feline Leukemia) – Recommended at 3 and 4 months (minimum of 2 boosters, one at or after 16 weeks using non-adjuvant vaccine).
  • Rabies – A single vaccine, using non-adjuvant vaccine, at 12 weeks or older; required by law.
Other Wellness Notes
  • Flea/Heartworm Control – We recommend year-round preventative. Products should be tailored to your budget and pet’s preference for application. We carry only the safest and most effective products at everyday low prices, and offer a price match program.
  • Spay/Neuter – We recommend most pets undergo the procedure at approximately 6 months of age.
  • Food & Nutrition – Getting your kitten started on a healthy, all natural, meat-based or grain-free diet will have a life-long impact on health.
Pricing

Please call or visit one of our clinics for current pricing.

Adult Wellness

Your pet’s health is our foremost concern.

And since our pets cannot tell us how they feel, common health problems and diseases often go undetected in the earliest stages when they are easiest to treat. This is why we recommend adding routine wellness health screening to your pet’s annual health program. We provide diagnostic and wellness services for your adult pet including but not limited to: blood testing, fecal testing, and urine testing. Your personal yearly check up at your doctor is likely to include these tests and so should your pet’s yearly exam. Every year we detect many disease processes in apparently ‘normal’ adult animals. The results help us address problems in the early stages. Early detection could make a difference as big as life or death and add years to your pet’s life.

Health Screening Tests 
  • Hematology – A complete blood cell count (CBC) provides a microscopic look at the blood itself. Blood is composed of different types of cells. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. White blood cells are the body’s primary means of fighting infection. Platelets play an important role in blood clotting.
  • Chemistries – A blood chemistry panel evaluates the status of the internal organs and measure levels of important blood components such as blood sugar, blood proteins, and electrolytes. Blood chemistries are commonly used to screen for diseases of the organs such as the liver or kidney, for endocrine/metabolic conditions such as diabetes and thyroid disease, and to assess the overall health of the patient.
  • Urinalysis (UA) – An analysis of urine not only gives us information about the urinary system, but it provides some important data on other body systems as well. Evidence of some systemic problems may show up first in the urine. A urinalysis is an important component of a complete laboratory profile.

Our Recommendations

Adult Dog Wellness
  • Veterinary Examination: Every 6 months; especially important for pets 5+ years
  • Core Vaccines: Rabies, Lepto, Bordetella and DA2PP
  • Heartworm/Flea/Tick Control: Year-round preventative
Adult Cat Wellness
  • Veterinary Examination: Every 6 months; especially important for pets 5+ years
  • Core Vaccines: Rabies, Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia boosters + Feline Leukemia to at-risk cats
  • Heartworm/Flea/Tick Control: Year-round preventative
Wellness Additions 
  • Young Adult Wellness Screen – Includes complete blood count (CBC) and serum chemistry profile
  • Adult Wellness Screen – Includes CBC and expanded serum chemistry profile
  • Senior Wellness Screen – Includes CBC, comprehensive serum chemistry profile, urinalysis, and thyroid screen

Senior Wellness

Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever before.

With this increased lifespan comes an increase in the types of ailments that can afflict senior pets. Senior pets undergo aging changes in organs and tissues the same as do elderly humans. Just as the health care needs of humans change as we age, the same applies to pets. It is well known that senior pets have a higher incidence of such conditions as major organ failure, benign and malignant tumors, arthritis, and loss of special senses (especially hearing and vision). Older animals also develop more severe dental disease as they increase in age.

So how do you know if your pet is a senior?

Typically, smaller breeds of dogs live longer than larger breeds, and cats live longer than dogs. Beyond that, the life span will vary with each individual, and we can help you determine what stage of life your pet is in. Generally, most pets are considered senior at 7 years of age.

A comprehensive evaluation is clearly the best way to detect subclinical diseases or to find increased risk factors of diseases in senior patients. It has been repeatedly documented that many of the chronic disorders and disease processes seen in senior pets can be either cured or at least medically controlled if they are detected early enough. Earlier detection and prompt treatment of medical conditions improves the chances that senior pets will live longer, happier, and healthier lives.

However, detecting many diseases are very difficult by exams alone. Many animals mask signs of illness from the owners until it is considered chronic. Early detection of any disease process is vital in our attempts to cure or manage the disease so your pets’ high quality of life may continue. It is important to remember that age is NOT a disease; it is a manifestation of the body’s diminished repair response. If your pet is losing weight, having difficulty chewing, getting up slower, not jumping any more, not as playful, not eating well, drinking more water, or any other change in behavior, there likely a reason for this other than age.

Since our pets cannot always tell us when they feel ill, scheduling regular veterinary examinations is one of the most important steps pet owners can take to keep their pets in good health. When dogs and cats enter their senior years, examinations are more important than ever. We recommend that healthy senior pets visit the veterinarian every six months for a complete exam and undergo laboratory testing annually. With this in mind, it is important to remember that every year for a dog or cat is equivalent to 5-7 human years.

Please contact us for more information about a senior evaluation for your pet.