We understand that your pet is an important part of your family. We believe in a standard of care that will enhance your pet's well-being and overall health. Our veterinarians will recommend a vaccination and testing protocol that compliments your pet's specific lifestyle, environment, and age.
Wellness exams are not only for puppies, kittens, or senior pets. It is important that all pets have an annual wellness exam. Because pets age at a rate different than our own, missing one annual exam would be similar to our missing several years of exams! During a wellness exam, your pet will receive a nose to tail exam. This exam is an essential method to evaluate your pet's general health.
Vaccination Protocols are an important part of our standard of care. It is important that puppies and kittens have the complete series of recommended vaccines. Annual vaccinations are essential to good health throughout a pet's life. Dogs should be vaccinated for rabies, distemper/hepatitis/parvo, and lepto. If your dog comes into contact with other dogs, we recommend a bordatella (kennel cough) vaccine also. This would include visits to a groomer, attending a training class, going to a dog park or a boarding facility. Many boarding facilities also require a canine influenza vaccination. Our canine influenza vaccine prevents against H3N2 and H3N8 strains. Cats should also have a current rabies and feline distemper vaccination, even if they are indoor only. Depending upon their lifestyle, the doctor may also recommend a feline leukemia vaccination.
Microchips are a valuable tool in returning lost pets to their families. More than 10 million pets got lost each year, may of them are "indoor only" cats and dogs. Without effective identification, 90 percent of lost pets never return home. By registering your pet's unique microchip ID code, along with your contact information, it is possible to positively identify ownership of your pet. Shelters and most veterinary clinics have a scanner available to read the microchip. With the microchip ID, the appropriate registry can be called and you will be contacted to make arrangements to reunite with your pet.
We also offer Companion Animal Laser Therapy for your pet. Therapeutic laser treatments allow your pet to heal faster after surgery or traumatic injury, provide geriatric pets relief from aches and pain, and reduce or even eliminate the need for pain medication in some pets. This therapy is Drug-Free, Surgery-Free, and Pain-Free! Some conditions that respond best to Laser Therapy include:
Degenerative Joint Disease
Periodontal Disease and Gingivitis
To find out if laser therapy might be beneficial for your pet, you can schedule a consultation by using your pet portal or by calling our office.
Newton Animal Hospital 3700 S. Kansas Rd. Newton, KS67114