Health and Pet Wellness

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Puppies And Kittens

Your initial examination of your puppy or kitten is critical to its well-being and long-term health. Our veterinarian will examine your puppy or kitten for proper growth and development of its eyes, ears, teeth, enamel, skin, and nails, as well as its internal organs. Your youngster will be checked for hereditary or nutritional deficiencies as well as external parasites. The natural immunity that puppies and kittens receive from their mother's colostrum (milk) immediately after birth provides short-term protection against several serious and life-threatening diseases. Your doctor will recommend a vaccination program to safeguard your new pet against them.

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Vaccinations for Puppies and Kittens

Your pup may be vaccinated against several diseases during his first few visits. Distemper, hepatitis, kennel cough, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirusp, and rabies are among those that may be vaccinated. Calicivirus, chlamydia, distemper, leukemia, rhinotracheitis, and rabies are all tested for in kittens. Internal parasites (which can also infect humans) may be detected by laboratory testing. To help you understand and tackle your puppy or kitten's behavior, our team is eager to provide you with accurate information and explanations. We'd love to help!

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Senior Pet Care

 

​According to the ASPCA, your dog or cat should receive a yearly wellness exam at the very least because each year for them equates to 5-7 human years. Senior pets are usually defined as those 7 years old or older and should receive more frequent examinations. A pet's health might deteriorate rapidly because of its accelerated aging process, resulting in a much shorter lifespan than humans. Your Osborne Animal Clinic veterinary team will analyze your pet's orthopedic health, cardiovascular condition, and ophthalmic condition.

Our Osborne Animal Clinic team will discuss with you the normal developmental processes of your aging pet and any diagnosed deviations from what is considered within normal limits. He or she may also recommend appropriate blood tests for the older adult and suggestions for the use of products that can be of benefit.

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Oral & Dental Health

 

A pet's comprehensive health status is often neglected when it comes to animal dental care, despite the fact that it is important in providing quality of life and optimal well-being. Mouth, gum, or jaw diseases, if untreated, can negatively impact your companion's quality of life and well-being, as well as being a contributing factor to systemic disease processes. 70-85% of dogs and cats display oral disease symptoms by the age of three, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. The severity and onset of periodontitis is determined by breed, diet, and home care, resulting in younger, smaller dogs exhibiting oral disease signs and symptoms prior to larger breed dogs.

A comprehensive and particular treatment plan can only be formulated during your pet's oral examination. This is the most important part of your pet's preliminary treatment. Before your pet is anesthetized and x-rayed, a comprehensive and specific treatment plan is created. A general anesthetic is needed for dental procedures. While tartar and bad breath are certainly issues pet owners are concerned about, regular dental care is more than cosmetic. Tartar and plaque, often contaminated by bacteria, must be removed to prevent subsequent infection, gingivitis, and pyorrhea (mucosal infection of the teeth), which account for 60% of all diseases.

Dental Preventive Care

Dental care for your pet is similar to dental care for humans, only your pet can't brush their own teeth. To prevent expensive dental procedures, consider these options:

  • Brush your pet's teeth only with specially formulated pet toothpaste. Never use toothpaste formulated for humans

  • Utilize C.E.T. Enzyme chews daily which help breakdown plaque and tartar

  • Schedule regular professional teeth cleanings by Osborne Animal Clinic Clinic

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End of Life Care for your Pet

We may suggest euthanasia, a peaceful death when other methods to reduce discomfort and distress are no longer effective. Euthanasia might be recommended at any moment, such as if your pet has a terminal illness or has been severely injured. We can discuss several options for euthanasia as well as services for burial or cremation.