Hidden Valley Animal Clinic recommends bringing your pet in once a year for a wellness exam. During a wellness exam, the doctor will perform a physical assessment, checking your dog or cat from nose to tail! Having a regular wellness exam will help your pet live a long, healthy life! Our doctors and technicians are proud to serve our clients and their pets and we believe a regular veterinary exam is a key part of your pet's overall wellness and care. An annual wellness exam will help to ensure all of your pet's vaccinations are up to date, that their nutritional needs are being met, and that they are maintaining a healthy weight and activity level. If your pet suffers from any significant medical conditions, regular care is essential.
Hidden Valley Animal Clinic offers core and non-core vaccinations. Core vaccines are considered vital to all pets based on risk of exposure, severity of disease or transmissibility to humans. Non-core vaccines are given depending on the dog or cat's exposure risk.
- Rabies is a viral disease than can be dangerous to the public as well as fatal to cats and dogs. We vaccinate all dogs and cats for rabies.
- Distemper has canine and feline variations, and both cats and dogs need to be vaccinated against it. These are combination vaccinations called DHPP for dogs, and FVRCP for cats and they both vaccinate for various diseases.
- Dogs that will be boarded in a kennel or spending time with other dogs at a dog park should be vaccinated against Bordetella or Kennel Cough.
- It may also be recommended to get the Canine Influenza Vaccine, so be sure to double check with the kennel that you plan on using.
- Dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors should be vaccinated for Leptospirosis disease. Wildlife such as squirrels, rats, raccoons, and skunks, transmit this disease through urine which contaminates soil and drinking sources. Leptospirosis can even be transmitted to humans. This disease can damage vital organs, and is potentially fatal if left untreated.
- Outdoor cats should receive the Feline Leukemia Vaccine, FeLV. This will help protect against the retrovirus that is transmitted from one feline to another via saliva and other bodily fluids. The virus is known to weaken or destory the immune system.
Our veterinarians can determine what vaccines are best for your pet.