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Puppy Wellness Exam and Vaccines

Adult Wellness Exam and Vaccines

Heartworm and Other Parasites

Spaying/Neutering

Dental Care

Nutrition

Other Surgeries


Puppy Wellness Exam and Vaccines

During each visit we will perform a comprehensive physical examination to check your puppy’s mouth, teeth, eyes, ears, skin, heart, lungs, and abdomen. A fecal exam for intestinal parasites is also recommended at this time, along with any necessary deworming. We will also discuss diet, housetraining, any potential behavior issues, dental care and many other things during these visits. This a crucial time in your new puppy’s life, as this is the time when any developmental abnormalities can be detected, immunizations and deworming can be completed, and we can head off any unwanted behavior.

Vaccinations are an inexpensive way to protect your pet against costly treatment or premature death. Many canine diseases can now be prevented through vaccinations. Even if always kept indoors, your dog can be exposed to viruses and bacteria carried in the air, dust, or on clothing. Puppies require a series of vaccines starting at 7-8 weeks of age and given 2-3 weeks apart until 14 weeks of age (varies by breed). Boosters are then needed to maintain immunity every 1-3 years. The vaccines that we offer for canines are Rabies, DAP combo (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus), Leptospirosis, Lyme, Bordetella.

Rabies is a fatal virus that affects the nervous system. The virus is shed in the saliva and transmitted by the bite of an infected animal. This vaccine is required by Michigan State Law, as this disease can be transmitted to people.

Distemper is a highly contagious viral disease that affects numerous body systems including the lungs, brain and spinal cord. It is especially dangerous to puppies and is often a fatal disease.

Adenovirus is a rare, but highly contagious viral disease that causes severe respiratory infections.

Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus resulting in severe dehydration, diarrhea, and vomiting. It is potentially deadly to dogs, especially puppies.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that causes kidney and/or liver disease. This disease is spread by contact of urine from infected dogs, wild rodents, raccoons, squirrels, and skunks. This disease can easily spread to other pets and humans.

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria transmitted by the bite of an infected deer tick. The disease can cause acute arthritis, lameness, and kidney damage. Vaccination is recommended if you live or travel to wooded areas or areas with tall grasses with your dog. Lyme disease is found in almost every state in the United States.

Bordetella is one of the most common causes of kennel cough. Kennel cough is a contagious disease, causing a persistent, dry hacking cough.

Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic also offers a variety of Puppy Wellness Packages tailored to you and your dog’s particular needs and risk factors. These wellness packages ensure the long-term health of your new pet as well as significant cost savings to you. Below is a general overview of the Puppy Wellness Packages.

Basic Puppy Plan

Wellness exams

DAP vaccine series

Leptospirosis vaccine series

Bordetella vaccine

Rabies vaccine

Fecal exam x 2

Deworming x 2

Dietary recommendations

Behavior consultation

Dental care recommendations

Spay/neuter discussion

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

Plus Puppy Plan

Wellness exams

DAP vaccine series

Leptospirosis vaccine series

Lyme vaccine series

Bordetella vaccine

Rabies vaccine

Fecal exam x 2

Deworming x 2

Dietary recommendations

Behavior consultation

Dental care recommendations

Spay/neuter discussion

5% Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlicha/Anaplasmosis test

5% spay/neuter

5% off pre-anesthetic blood work

 

 

 

Premium Puppy Plan

Wellness exams

DAP vaccine series

Leptospirosis vaccine series

Lyme vaccine series

Bordetella vaccine

Rabies vaccine

Fecal exam x 2

Deworming x 2

Dietary recommendations

Behavior consultation

Dental care recommendations

Spay/neuter discussion

Pre-anesthetic blood work

Microchip

Spay/neuter-priced by weight

Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia/Anaplasmosis test

5% discount on heartworm/flea prevention for 1 year

5% discount on any non-vaccines visit for 1 year 


Adult Wellness Exam and Vaccines

Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic recommends annual comprehensive physical examinations on all adult dogs. This includes weight monitoring, oral exam, ocular exam, ear exam, listening to the heart and lungs with a stethoscope, abdominal palpation, and examination of the skin and fur, looking for any lumps or growths. This is also a good time to administer any vaccinations due, perform their annual heartworm/tick screening test, run annual blood work test, and to run a fecal exam for intestinal parasites.

Vaccinations are an inexpensive way to protect your pet against costly treatment or premature death. Many canine diseases can now be prevented through vaccinations. Even if always kept indoors, your dog can be exposed to viruses and bacteria carried in the air, dust, or on clothing. The vaccines that we offer for canines are Rabies, DAP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus), Leptospirosis, Lyme, and Bordetella. Boosters are needed to maintain immunity every 1-3 years.

Rabies is a fatal virus that affects the nervous system. The virus is shed in the saliva and transmitted by the bite of an infected animal. This vaccine is required by Michigan State Law, as this disease can be transmitted to people.

Distemper is a highly contagious viral disease that affects numerous body systems including the lungs, brain and spinal cord. It is especially dangerous to puppies and is often a fatal disease.

Adenovirus is a rare, but highly contagious viral disease that causes severe respiratory infections.

Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus resulting in severe dehydration, diarrhea, and vomiting. It is potentially deadly to dogs, especially puppies.

Parainfluenza is a viral disease that causes upper respiratory infections.

 

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that causes kidney and/or liver disease. This disease is spread by contact of urine from infected dogs, wild rodents, raccoons, squirrels, and skunks. This disease can easily spread to other pets and humans.

 

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria transmitted by the bite of an infected deer tick. The disease can cause acute arthritis, lameness, and kidney damage. Vaccination is recommended if you live or travel to wooded areas or areas with tall grasses with your dog. Lyme disease is found in almost every state in the United States.

 

Bordetella is one of the most common causes of kennel cough. Kennel cough is a contagious disease, causing a persistent, dry hacking cough.

 

Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic also offers a variety of Adult Wellness Packages tailored to you and your dog’s particular needs and risk factors. These wellness packages ensure the long-term health of your pet as well as significant cost savings to you. Below is a general overview of the Adult Wellness Packages.

Plus Adult Plan

Wellness exam

DAP vaccine 1 or 3 year

Rabies vaccine 1 or 3 year

Leptospirosis vaccine

Lyme vaccine

Bordetella vaccine

Fecal exam

Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia/Anaplasmosis test

Annual blood screen

Dietary recommendations

Behavior/Training consultation

Discussion on dental care

Optional free cage care for the day

5% discount on heartworm/flea prevention

5% discount on routine dental cleanings

 

 

Premium Adult Plan

Wellness exam

DAP vaccine 1 or 3 year

Rabies vaccine 1 or 3 year

Leptospirosis vaccine

Lyme vaccine

Bordetella vaccine

Fecal exam

Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia/Anaplasmosis test

Annual blood screen

Urinalysis

Glaucoma testing

Dietary recommendations

Behavior/Training consultation

Discussion on dental care

Optional free cage care for the day

5% discount on heartworm/flea prevention

5% discount on all other vet visits

10% discount on routine dental cleanings


Heartworm and Other Parasites

Heartworm/flea/tick/intestinal parasite prevention: The Veterinarians at Cedar Creek recommend year round heartworm prevention to make sure your pet is protected at all times. Puppies are recommended to be started on prevention as early as 8 weeks of age. We offer a variety of products at Cedar Creek that help protect your pet against many different types of parasites. Please call for information regarding the products we carry. 

Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia/Anaplasmosis testing: Annual heartworm test are required prior to starting preventative medication to ensure your dog is free of the disease. Puppies can be started on prevention as early as 8 weeks of age and are tested for heartworm starting at 9 months of age. At Cedar creek we have the 4Dx plus snap test that not only tests for heartworm disease but also tests for 3 types of tick borne diseases including Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasmosis. We want to ensure that your canine companions are getting the quality care they deserve.

Heartworm is a potentially fatal disease that is transmitted by the bite of just one infected mosquito. Adult heartworms damage your dog’s heart and lungs and can kill your pet.

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria transmitted by the bite of an infected deer tick or Western black-legged tick. The disease can cause acute arthritis, lameness, and kidney damage. Lyme disease is found in almost every state in the United States.

Ehrlichia is a bacteria spread by the brown dog tick or lone star tick. It can result in joint pain and lameness and may affect production of blood cells.
Anaplasmosis is a bacteria caused by the deer tick, western black-legged tick, and brown dog tick. It can lead to lameness and/or bleeding disorders.

Anaplasmosis is a bacteria caused by the deer tick, western black-legged tick, and brown dog tick. It can lead to lameness and/or bleeding disorders.

Fleas: Fleas can transmit other parasites, such as tapeworm, cause severe skin irritation, itching, hair loss, flea allergy dermatitis, and anemia in severe cases. Cedar Creek recommends year round flea prevention . If your pet has fleas, it is important to treat the environment as well as the pet.

Ticks: Ticks can be found in all 50 states in the U.S and carry many different types of diseases that can affect your dog. Most tick-borne diseases show very few symptoms if any. Your dog could be at risk since just one bite from a disease infected tick can infect your dog. Many preventatives can can help keep your dog free from tick-borne disease.

Deworming and fecal exams for intestinal parasites: A yearly fecal examination is necessary for the detection of intestinal parasites. Intestinal parasites can cause diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, discomfort/pain, and anemia to your pet. Not all parasites are visual without the aid of a microscope. If your pet is positive for intestinal parasites deworming can be performed for the specific parasite. Certain parasites can be transmitted to people, especially children and immunocompromised individuals.


Spaying/Neutering

It is highly recommended that dogs are spayed or neutered by six months of age, unless you are considering starting your pet in a breeding program. Spaying a female dog reduces the risk of breast cancer, reproductive tumors, false pregnancies, uterine infections and certain skin conditions related to hormonal imbalances. Neutering a male dog reduces the risk of cancer, enlarged and painful prostate, infection of the prostate gland and other health problems, as well as marking territory. Neutering may lessen some behavioral problems. Spaying and neutering your pet also helps control the pet population. Please contact us to schedule your pet to get spayed or neutered.


Dental Care

Dental disease occurs in pets, as it does in humans, when significant amounts of plaque and tartar build up on their teeth. The buildup is composed of food debris, bacteria and saliva. If dental plaque and tartar are left untreated gingivitis (red and inflamed gums) can occur which cause your pet difficulty eating, mouth pain, and you may notice bad breath. As a result of gum inflammation, bacteria can enter the bloodstream and harm other parts of the body including the heart, liver, and kidneys. We recommend brushing your dog’s teeth with a soft-bristle toothbrush with pet toothpaste. Do not use human toothpaste, as they contain higher amounts of detergent and fluoride that may be toxic and cause stomach upset. There are also several treats, products, and prescription diets that are formulated to help reduce tartar and plaque buildup as well as help with gingivitis on your pet’s teeth.

Although brushing can significantly help your pet's dental health, professional dental cleanings are sometimes necessary. At Cedar Creek we have licensed technicians performing the dental cleanings on your pets. It entails anesthesia, charting the teeth, subgingival and full tooth scaling with an ultrasonic scaler, polishing, fluoride treatment, and sealant. Sometimes extraction of teeth is necessary if the tooth is compromised beyond repair. We have the capabilities to perform extractions and help your pet get the best care possible. Please contact us to consult more about professional dental cleanings.


Nutrition

Puppies should be fed a well-balanced diet produced especially for young dogs until they are approximately nine-months to one year of age. Puppies can be fed free choice or in meals throughout the day. However, to reduce the likelihood of obesity it is not recommended to free feed adult dogs. Please talk to our veterinarians about specific recommendations for your dog’s nutrition based on breed, size, life-stage and lifestyle.

For the health of your dog, do not feed them table scraps as it can cause stomach upset, alter balance of nutrition, and lead to unwanted begging behaviors. Also, certain foods cause health problems and be harmful to dogs such as chocolate, caffeine, onions, raisins/grapes, and fatty foods. Diets that contain only meat should be avoided because they do not provide the appropriate balance of nutrients your pet needs.


Other Surgeries

Our Doctors have the capability to perform a wide variety of surgeries other than routine surgeries such as spaying and neutering. Some of the soft tissue surgeries include mass removals, enucleations, and foreign body removal. Orthopedic surgeries include but are not limited to cruciate ligament repair (MRIT), amputation, and some fracture repairs. Please contact us and consult with our vets for complete information about a surgery that your pet may need.

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