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Comprehensive Physical Examinations: At Acacia Animal Hospital, we believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. To this end, we provide a comprehensive medical examination with each wellness care visit to properly evaluate your pet's total health needs. Keeping in mind that your companion's life span is shorter than ours, and their health can change significantly over a 12-month period, we tailor an examination schedule for each individual based on age and general health.
Vaccinations and Preventative Medicine: As part of a well-developed preventative medicine protocol, we recommend an individual vaccination schedule based on each companion animal's age, degree of exposure to disease and general health profile. We offer only the highest quality immunization products, and stress healthful preventative measures such as heartworm screening, flea and tick prevention, and nutriceutical supplements to optimize your pet's health. As opposed to the open market, you can rest assured that any product you receive from us will be handled and dispensed according to the highest medical standards, so the quality and efficacy is guaranteed. We do not endorse a one-size-fits-all approach to regular medical care, and pride ourselves on developing a relationship with each pet and client, allowing us to create a customized wellness plan.
Puppy and Kitten Examinations and Vaccinations: Puppies and kittens should receive a complete physical examination and their first set of vaccinations at six to eight weeks of age. Additional exams and vaccinations are given every three to four weeks until they are twelve to sixteen weeks old, or until the appropriate series of immunizations are complete as recommended by our veterinarians. Thereafter, a regular booster immunization schedule will be discussed and implementated per your pet's individual needs. During your pet's examinations you will also receive behavioral advice, nutrition counseling, and recommendations on disease prevention. This advice can go a long way toward preventing problems in your pet's adult life.
Senior Pet Care and Geriatric Pet Evaluations: In recent years, great strides have been made in recognizing the special needs and requirements of our "senior citizen" dogs and cats. Our veterinarians are well equipped with the knowledge and diagnostic tools to identify age-related problems and formulate realistic strategies to allow your pet to live a longer and healthier life. Dogs and cats seven years and older are entering that senior life stage, and their health profiles will be rapidly changing. During this phase of life, we provide twice yearly examinations, special diagnostic profiles, senior-specific nutritional recommendations and nutriceutical supplements to enhance your best friend's golden years.