Our staff can help you calculate your pet's daily caloric needs and develop a diet and exercise program. Pets can come in at any time to track their weight on our scale in the waiting room.
A common health problem for pets is obesity. They often suffer from joint pain, diabetes, breathing difficulties and immobility. Both quantity and quality of life suffers in obese pets. Diet and exercise are the cornerstones of weight management.
Have your pet tested regularly (at least once a year) for parasites and administer year-round preventive medications to control parasites.
Common parasites include Fleas, Ticks, Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms, Tapeworms, Coccidia, Ear Mites, Heartworms.
It is fairly common for a pet to become infected with an internal or external parasite at some point in its lifetime. Parasites can affect your pet in a variety of ways, ranging from simple irritation to causing life-threatening conditions if left untreated. Some parasites can infect and transmit diseases to people.
Publications in referred journals have shown that the duration of immunity provided by vaccines against many viral diseases is at least three years. Do note, however, that vaccines which protect against bacterial diseases such as Lyme and Bordetella do need to be given on a more frequent basis.
Vaccinations are performed based on risk assessment. We take into consideration your pet's lifestyle, age, and exposure to disease threats. Based on this information, we determine a vaccine protocol. The general philosophy is to vaccinate the least amount necessary to protect your pet.
At each routine visit we provide you with the education needed to keep your pets healthy. We instruct you on dental care, preventing weight gain, and how to safe guard your pet. Home care is just as important as the care we provide at the clinic. As a team we can work together to ensure your pet remains a healthy part of your family for many years.
We strongly believe in preventive measures for all pets. We want to detect any issues while they are treatable before they become life threatening. Dogs and cats age seven years for every one human year, so we strongly advise check-ups every six months. When seen on a regular basis we can screen your pet for many conditions that are more easily treated when caught early.
Boysen Animal Hospital offers everything your pet needs to stay healthy!