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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 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 bordetella for dogs (which protects against highly contagious kennel cough), lyme vaccine (protects against Lyme disease) 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. At this visit they will also recommend 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 provides high-quality care for puppies and kittens, adult pets and senior pets. Our services include:

  • Wellness Exams
  • Physical Consultations
  • Vaccinations and Deworming
  • Spay and Neuter Surgery (IV fluid Therapy, Tattoo, 24 hour Pain Reliever Injection and Nail trim Included)
  • Dental Cleaning and Extractions
  • Cystotomy (Bladder Stone Removal)
  • Exploratory Surgery (Foreign Body Removal)
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Lion Cuts for cats
  • In house Digital Radiography
  • In House Lab Work:
    • CBC (Complete White Blood Cell Count)
    • Chemistries and Electrolyte Count
    • Bile Acid profile Testing
    • Thyroid Profile Testing
    • Phenobarb Profile Testing
    • Endocrine Profile Testing
    • Parvo Testing
    • Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodificiency Virus Testing
    • Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasma and Erlichiosis Testing
    • Urinalysis
    • Fecal Cytology, Fecal Smears and Fecal Parasite Testing
    • Blood Glucose Curve
    • Ear Cytology
  • Diabetic consultations
  • Grooming
  • Microchipping
  • Nutrition Counselling including weight loss consults

Next Steps: Protect Your Pet’s Health Today

For more information on Winnipeg pet wellness care and vaccinations, call 204-452-9010