Vaccinations for puppies and kittens are the usual first introduction of the pediatric pet to our Clinic. Most pets are adopted at 6 – 8 weeks of age. While some breeders cover the first vaccination for the pet it is essential that this first shot be recorded with type and date. Pediatric office examinations include a complete physical examination, fecal tests, appropriate worming, and vaccinations. Luckily most vaccines used include more than one virus or bacteria at a time. This minimized the number of injections needed to protect the pet.
After the puppy/kitten series is completed at about 16-18 weeks of age, boosters are given at the pet’s first birthday. Annual or bi-annual boosters are then scheduled thereafter. As a clinic service we notify all owner clients of the due dates. The importance of vaccinations cannot be over emphasized. As a health service provider we are always devastated when we have to treat a pet that is afflicted by a preventable disease.
Beyond the irritation that fleas and ticks cause to our dogs and cats, they carry parasites such as tapeworms and Ehrlichia that affect people. We have the task and challenge of finding the right products to help with flea and tick control.
Fleas and ticks love living in Paradise with us, as our weather is conducive to their life cycles. The moisture and warmth of our climate promotes a year round population. Summers are still the most prevalent time for problems.
Why should I Spay my dog? The importance of spaying and neutering your pet goes beyond just preventing unwanted pregnancies and pet overpopulation. There are many health benefits associated with spaying your female pet prior to her first heat cycle. Mammary (breast) cancer rates are drastically reduced when pets are spayed by the time they reach their third heat cycle, this benefit is compounded if the surgery is performed prior to their first heat.
Below are some items we recommend you have available in case of an emergency:
1) Collar/harness & leash
2) Microchip & visible identification
Acupuncture services have been provided by Dr. Elison at Haiku Veterinary Clinic since 2002. Dr. Elison completed the acupuncture training course offered by Colorado State University and has passed the written and practical portions of the IVAS sponsored testing toward certification.
WHAT IS MILA?
Mila is a whole, raw food, a natural source of Omega-3s, antioxidants and phytonutrients and is a superior plant-based source of protein and fiber.
WHY IS MILA GREAT FOR PETS?
Fat sources typically used in pet food – tallow, animal fat and poultry fat – are high in Omega-6 fatty acid, but poor sources of Omega-3s.
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