Core Pet Vaccines

core pet vaccine history Throughout their lives, your pet will likely be exposed to several infectious diseases that cause severe illness and even death. But, if you take the right steps to prevent infection through core pet vaccines, you will greatly extend the life of your pet.

We feel that every pet should receive at least core pet vaccines, which include Rabies, Distemper-Adenovirus-Parainfluenza and Parvo and Bordetella (Kennel Cough) for dogs and Rabies, Feline Immunodeficiency (FIV) and Feline Lukemia Virus for cats. There are optional pet vaccines that include Cornoavirus, Lyme, Leptospirosis and Rattlesnake for your pet as well.

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Pet Weight Management


IS MY PET OVERWEIGHT?

Having a good pet weight management plan for your pets is important. Understanding your pet’s Body Condition Score (BCS). Dogs and cats come in all shapes and sizes, but the same general criteria determine whether your pet is under – or overweight. Using the guidelines here, a quick evaluation of your dog or cat’s shape can tell you whether they’re at a healthy weight.

The most reliable way to evaluate a dog’s body condition is with a hands-on examination. There are 3 key areas of the body to evaluate:

  • Just behind the shoulder blades, you should be able to feel individual ribs easily with the flats of your fingers.
  • At the end of the rib cage where the lower back begins, you should feel a clear indentation – similar to the shape of an hour glass – on your dog’s sides.
  • The abdomen should look “tucked up”. If you were to draw a line along the abdomen from the end of the breast bone to the pelvis, the angle should be between 30° and 45°.

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Weight Management in Dogs

Did you know that obesity affects more than 50% of America’s dog population? If your pooch is overweight, he can develop all kinds of health problems, such as painful arthritis, heart disease, breathing difficulty, diabetes and even bladder cancer. For your dog, the excess weight and the resulting health problems can mean less play time and depression. Weight management for your dog is very important.

What causes weight gain?

Weight gain is the result of an increase in body fat. This is usually caused by eating too much, especially when combined with a lack of exercise. But there can be other contributing factors too.

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