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With our wellness exams for pets in Wilmington, DE, you will take the most important step toward ensuring your pet’s overall health.

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Wellness Care for Pets in Wilmington, DE

Biannual preventative check-ups are the best way to maintain your family’s best friend’s optimal vigor and vitality. Our wellness care program includes the following wellness care and wellness testing services. Please feel free to contact us today to learn more about wellness care for your pet at Talleyville Veterinary Hospital!

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Pet Wellness Care

Vaccinations for Dogs

  • DHPP: Prevents distemper, adenovirus (hepatitis), parainfluenza, and parvovirus.
  • Leptospirosis: Helps prevent Leptospirosis bacteria, which can also cause disease in people.
  • Lyme: Helps prevent Lyme disease. Since our area has one of the highest rates of exposure, this vaccination is an important one to consider.
  • Bordetella/CIRD: Recommended every year. This disease is very contagious and can cause upper respiratory disease and even pneumonia.
  • CIBV/Canine Influenza Bivalent Vaccine: A severe respiratory infection. Dogs that frequent dog parks are kenneled or around other dogs are especially at risk.
  • Rabies: Required by law. Rabies is nearly always fatal in animals and humans.

Vaccinations for Cats

  • FVRCP: Protects against the herpes virus, calicivirus, and parvovirus (leading to respiratory and GI disease).
  • Feline Leukemia: Recommended for all cats that go outdoors and in some multi-cat households.
  • Rabies: Required by law. Rabies is nearly always fatal in animals and humans.

Heartworm Prevention For Cats & Dogs

Spread by mosquitoes, heartworms cause damage to the heart and lungs and are life-threatening to both dogs and cats. We recommend year-round heartworm prevention via giving monthly medication to dogs and cats.

Wellness Testing For Pets

In addition to wellness care, we also provide wellness testing to keep your pet happy and healthy. Our wellness testing services are listed below.

Intestinal Parasite Testing

Pets are vulnerable to getting intestinal parasites, a source of disease in not only dogs and cats but also in the people who care for them. The four most common parasites affecting pets are roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms.

With fecal testing for parasites two times per year, we can diagnose, treat, and prevent the parasites your pet may come in contact with. The monthly medication used to prevent heartworm disease also helps prevent parasites.

Wellness Blood work

  • Blood work (including CBC, Chemistry, and Thyroid) is essential for gauging the condition of your pet’s internal organs.
  • A CBC (complete blood count) provides information to detect anemia, infection, abnormal blood cells, and blood-borne parasites.
  • A Chemistry Screen evaluates the liver, kidneys, and other organs. With a Chem Screen, we review electrolytes, blood proteins, and glucose to monitor for the onset of diabetes.
  • A Thyroid Screen assesses the possibility of an underactive or overactive thyroid gland.