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At Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital, our veterinarian in Winnipeg knows that prevention is the best medicine. That’s why our Winnipeg veterinary team is passionate about providing the best possible wellness care for pets, including wellness care packages and vaccinations that help make care more affordable and accessible for all pet owners. Vaccinations and preventative screenings offer important cost saving benefits. For example, parvovirus treatment can cost up to ten times as much as a single parvovirus vaccination, and there’s no guarantee that the treatment will be effective.
Save Lives through Pet Vaccinations & Preventative Care
Pet vaccinations are a safe, cost-effective way to protect your pets against deadly diseases. Our veterinarian in Winnipeg recommends all pets receive the core vaccination series. For cats, the feline core vaccination series includes rabies, panleukopenia (feline distemper), feline calicivirus (the cause for most upper respiratory infections in cats), and feline herpes virus (which can cause permanent neurological damage). For dogs, the canine core vaccination series includes rabies, canine parvovirus, distemper, and canine hepatitis. Depending on your pet’s lifestyle, our Winnipeg veterinarian may recommend additional vaccinations, such as bordatella for dogs (which protects against highly contagious kennel cough) or FeLV (feline leukemia virus) for cats in households where another cat is infected with the virus. Vaccinations are administered in a puppy/kitten shot series and then booster shots are given every one to three years, depending on the vaccine manufacturer’s instructions and your pet’s wellness needs.
All pets should receive an annual wellness exam. During this exam, our Winnipeg veterinarian will perform a full physical to assess your pet’s overall health, a fecal exam to test for parasites, and a blood chemistry panel. Blood work is especially important in older pets that are at risk for cancer, thyroid imbalances and heart disease. Since pets are experts at hiding the symptoms of illness until advanced stages, blood work helps our vet identify “hidden” health problems for proactive treatment at an early stage.
Winnipeg Pet Wellness Services
From vaccinations to annual wellness screenings, our veterinarian in Winnipeg proudly provides high-quality care for puppies and kittens, adult pets and senior pets. Our services include:
· Wellness Exams
Next Steps: Protect Your Pet’s Health Today
For more information on Winnipeg pet wellness care and vaccinations, call 204-452-9010