Prevention Is the Best Medicine As veterinarians, our goal is to help your pets live longer, healthier lives, beginning with quality preventive care. Wellness Exams Annual wellness exams form the foundation of your pet’s care. Every pet is different, and regular checkups provide a valuable opportunity for us to get to know and understand your pet’s individual needs. Vaccines At your pet’s checkup, we will discuss your pet’s risk factors and administer appropriate vaccines. Core vaccines for cats: Rabies (mandated by law) FVRCP: Prevents rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia FeLV: Prevents feline leukemia (for outdoor cats or cats otherwise at risk) Core vaccines for dogs: Rabies (mandated by law) Combo Vaccine: Guards against distemper, parvovirus, leptospirosis, as well as parainfluenza. Bordetella: Prevents kennel cough (important for dogs that visit groomers, boarding facilities, dog parks) Canine Influenza: Protects against both of the most prevalent strains of Canine Influenza (H3N2 and H3N8) which, if contracted, can cause permanent lung damage. Parasite Prevention Fleas, ticks, heartworms, and internal parasites pose big problems for pets in South Baton Rouge. We strongly suggest parasite prevention year round to protect your pets and your home from infestation. We’ll help you choose the option that’s best for your pet. Microchipping Microchips provide a quick, easy, and permanent way of identifying your pet. The procedure is as simple as a vaccine, requires no sedation, and can be performed during any routine visit with us. Our HomeAgain microchips come with a lifetime registration in the HomeAgain National Pet Recovery database and 1 year of the HomeAgain Membership Services (renewable annually). Home Again Membership services include a variety of benefits including 24/7 Emergency Medical Hotline with access to Pet Poison Control. Nutrition & Weight Management A healthy lifestyle begins with healthy nutrition. We can help you choose the best foods for your pet’s optimal health and recommend suitable exercises and daily activities. Call us today to schedule your pet’s checkup or request an appointment online.