We strive to prevent illness whenever possible and routine vaccinations are a very important tool used in prevention. There are many deadly diseases today in dogs and cats that can be prevented with appropriate vaccinations. These are considered Core Vaccinations:
Feline Herpes virus
Non-Core Pet Vaccinations
At the same time, Our philosophy at Central Houston Animal Hospital is to immunize for only what is necessary in each individual animal. Non-Core Vaccinations include:
Leptospirosis (highly recommended)
Bordetella (highly recommended in at risk dogs)
Influenza (highly recommended in at risk dogs)
Under certain circumstances, disease titers are indicated and our doctors are knowledgeable about interpreting these results for formulating appropriate vaccination protocols.
Pet Wellness Programs
Our Wellness programs are tailored specifically for your pet’s age, daily routine and exposure to certain risk factors and include:
Comprehensive physical exam
Internal parasite testing
Heartworm and flea control
Spay and neuter package
Specialized blood tests for all life stages.
For more information on your pets potential exposure to certain risk factors, please visit the following links:
What you feed your animal is one of the most important aspects of day to day life affecting the health of your pet. Our veterinarians are there to help you determine the best food for your pet for every life stage, from puppyhood to the senior years. We can offer diets that help with conditions such as:
Food intolerance/ Food Allergies
Heart / Cardiac disease
Skin Health / Support
Obesity has become an extremely important health problem in the Western world, not just for humans but for dogs and cats as well. Obesity in pets is associated with joint problems, diabetes mellitus, respiratory compromise, and decreased life span; recent estimations suggest that up to 35% of dogs and cats in the U.S. suffer from obesity. Kidney disease is one of the most common issues we see with senior pets and accounts for the cause of death in many older pets. One of the most important treatment options we employ for this common disease is diet change to help support kidney health and maintain kidney function. Diarrhea is an extremely common complaint for both dog and cat owners. Whether the cause is dietary indiscretion, infection, stress or parasitism, one thing that can help speed recovery is feeding an easily digestible diet for several days. This diet needs to be balanced to meet all of your animals needs. Dogs and cats with diabetes can benefit from being fed a diet lower in carbohydrate and higher in fiber and protein. Diet manipulation can often decrease or even obliterate the need for insulin injections in your diabetic animal!
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