Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 7a.m -5 p.m
Saturday
8 a.m.-12 p.m.

3811 Old Hwy 27 South  Sulphur, LA 70665

 

PHONE:  (337) 583-4801

FAX: (337) 583-4886  

 

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Wellness Exams

Did you know that most pets only see a vet once a year? That is like you seeing your doctor once every 7 years!

Why Have Annual Wellness Exams?

Our pets age faster than we do and that means that their health can change quite a bit in just six months. Annual wellness exams are recommended for all pets, and biannual exams are recommended for any senior pet over 7 years old. Pets that receive annual check ups are more likely to have disease diagnosed before it becomes life threatening and are more likely to receive the preventative care they require to fight off future illness. 

What to Expect:

Your pet should receive the following at each annual visit:

  • A physical that includes checking your pet from nose to tail, listening to their heart and lungs, and palpating their abdomen

  • Any vaccines for which they are currently due 

  • For dogs, a heartworm test and stool test to check for parasites

For senior pets, it is recommended to perform annual bloodwork.

Annual Vaccines

Did you know that pets need vaccines every year in order to stay protected against infectious disease? Puppy and kitten vaccines are not enough to keep your pet healthy throughout their life.

Vaccines Recommended for Dogs:

6 Weeks:

  • DHPP Vaccine #1

8 Weeks:​

  • DHPP Vaccine #2

12 Weeks:​

  • DHPP Vaccine #3

  • Lepto Vaccine #1

  • Rabies Vaccine

  • Bordetella Vaccine #1

  • Canine Influenza H3N2 #1*

16 Weeks:​

  • DHPP Vaccine #4

  • Bordetella Vaccine #2

  • Lepto Vaccine #2

  • Canine Influenza H3N2 #2*

Annual Vaccines:​

  • DHPP Vaccine (Every 3 years)

  • Rabies Vaccine

  • Lepto Vaccine

  • Bordetella Vaccine

  • Canine Influenza H3N2*

* The Canine Influenza vaccine is recommended for any patients that board, are regularly groomed, or visit places with other dogs.

Vaccines Recommended for Cats:

8 Weeks:​

  • FVRCP Combo Vaccine #1

  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine #1

12 Weeks:​

  • FVRCP Combo Vaccine #2

  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine #2

  • Rabies Vaccine

Annual Vaccines:​

  • FVRCP Combo Vaccine*

  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine*

  • Rabies Vaccine

* Depending on your cat's lifestyle, your veterinarian may decide to only vaccinate your cat for FVRCP and Feline Leukemia every 2-3 years. Cats that spend anytime outside or interact with cats that spend time outside should be vaccinated annually.

Additionally, before vaccinating your new kitten, consider testing them for Feline Leukemia and FIV. ​

Testing and Bloodwork

Bloodwork enables your veterinarian to see your pet in a new light.

What are the Benefits of Annual Bloodwork?

Routine blood work can be beneficial for diagnosing disease before they become life threatening or life altering. For senior patients, annual lab work is crucial for making sure our pets are receiving proper senior care. In addition, having blood work performed while your pet is healthy helps us set a baseline for your pet if they come in sick. Consider having annual blood work done at your pet's next visit.

What Does Blood Work Include?

  • Total blood count, which looks at the breakdown of cells in your pet's blood.

  • A look at kidney, liver, and heart function.

  • Blood glucose levels

  • Cholesterol levels

  • Thyroid levels

  • Introducing SDMA, a test that detects kidney disease at an earlier rate

 Our senior bloodwork is processed by IDEXX Laboratories.