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Preventative Care

Anything to heal your furry friend.

Thirty-minute appointments are scheduled to provide your pet with a comprehensive examination and address their medical needs. During the visit, your questions and concerns will be addressed and your pet’s treatment plan will be explained. We provide individualized care for each pet, including: counseling on vaccine protocols, preventative medications, diagnostic testing, and life-stage considerations. We advocate for your pet’s needs and partner with you to provide what is best for you and your pet.

Your youngster:

We can help you navigate the special needs of your puppy or kitten. Our veterinarians recommend core vaccines and preventatives that protect from parasites that endanger not only your pet but your family as well. We offer behavioral advice for raising your pet to be a considerate and friendly member of your family.
We recommend these services for your youngster:

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Internal parasite (worm) testing, prevention, and treatment
  • Vaccinations:
    • Puppy: Parvovirus, Distemper, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Adenovirus, Rabies, Bordetella
    • Kitten: Calicivirus, Rhinotracheitis, Feline Leukemia, Rabies, Herpevirus, Panleukopenia
  • Pet owner counseling regarding pet care, housebreaking, behavior problems, and socialization.

Those in mid-stride:

Your pet ages at a different rate than you do. Caring for her as an adult includes proper nutrition, testing, and prevention. Our veterinarians recommend laboratory and radiologic diagnostic testing as appropriate for maintaining your pet’s ideal health for years to come. We routinely screen for dental health as a part of each examination and can provide routine services such as nail trims through our affordable nurse appointments.
We recommend these services for your adult pet:

  • Comprehensive Physical Exam
  • Internal parasite (worm) testing, prevention, and treatment
  • Nutrition Counseling and Weight Management
  • Proactive Dental Health
  • Flea and Tick Prevention
  • Counseling regarding pet care, behavior problems, and socialization.

Adult Canine Wellness Protocols include:

  • Heartworm Testing and Prevention (canine)
  • Vaccinations:
    • DA2PP to protect against Distemper
    • Canine Hepatitis/Adenovirus
    • Canine Parainfluenza
    • Leptospirosis
    • Bivalent CR Lyme
    • Canine Influenza
    • Canine Parvovirus
    • Bordetella vaccine (for kennel cough)
    • Rabies vaccine, administered every 3 years after the initial booster series

Adult Feline Wellness Protocols include:

  • Feline Leukemia and FIV testing, depending on your cat’s risk assessment
  • Vaccinations:
    • Feline Distemper to protect against feline respiratory diseases (Rhinotracheitis and Calicivirus) and Panleukopenia (Distemper)
    • Feline Leukemia
    • Rabies vaccine

Moving slower with more wisdom:

Otherwise known as Senior Care, our special senior services include specialized laboratory testing profiles and nutritional considerations. As pets age, specific medical needs may arise. Our veterinarians may address testing or treatment for diabetes, Addison’s disease, chronic pain, arthritis, kidney/urinary disease, or cancer as necessary.
We recommend these services for your senior pet:

  • Comprehensive Physical Exams (every 6 months)
  • Joint Health Assessment
  • Nutritional Needs and Weight Management
  • Dental Health Assessment
  • Laboratory Diagnostics for early detection of diseases
  • Cardiac Assessment
  • Glaucoma Screening

As our pets age, they benefit from special care and attention to detail for their lifestyle and aging changes. We created the Tender Transitions Program to meet those needs. Tender Transitions is a free program for you and your pet. Through contact with our nursing team, we help you assess your pet’s changing needs and support you and your pet through the aging process.  We can make a variety of recommendations based on their condition, from changing the at home environment, to nutritional consults, supplement and medication recommendations as well as pain management plans tailored to your pet. We understand every pet is an individual and treat them as their own unique story.

Some conditions that affect senior pets are:

  • Kidney disease, thyroid disease, diabetes
  • Arthritis and mobility issues
  • Cognitive (behavioral) dysfunction
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Low energy
  • Pain
  • Heart disease
  • Dental disease
  • Diminished vision
  • Cancer

The Tender Transitions Team can help you cope with your pet’s aging process.  If your pet is a patient of Macungie Animal Hospital and is progressing through the aging process, reach out by contacting us at 610-421-8381.