“An ounce of prevention is worth a pount of cure.” We recommend an annual health examination, and vaccinations for all pets. For dogs, we suggest annual heartworm testing and preventatives. Puppies, kittens and newly acquired pets should be screened for intestinal parasites. New cats and kittens should be tested for feline leukemia. We strongly recommend spaying and neutering for non-breeding pets. Aging pets need special care: we offer a geriatric program that includes regular physical exams and blood analysis, regular teeth cleaning, and weight and nutritional counseling. Dogs and cats age 7-9 times for every one of our years, therefore medical problems can advance more rapidly. Baseline bloodwork can detect and help prevent age related problems before they become a crisis.