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We enjoy working with our clients to individualize the care they are seeking for their pet. This may include blood and urine analysis, xrays performed in-house or sending to outside laboratories across the country for more specialized testing if recommended. Dogs and cats both have unique vaccination protocols. Since their introduction into human medicine, vaccines have been revolutionary in preventing disease. The same can be said for dogs and cats. Deadly diseases such as rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and feline leukemia are easily prevented with routine vaccination.
Vaccines are generally very safe, effective and keep our pet population healthy. Should an emergency with your pet arise during regular business hours, our doctors are available to provide urgent care and diagnostics when necessary. A deadly disease, which is still present in the United States, is caused by a virus that if infected almost always causes death in an animal. The rabies vaccine is offered in 1 year and 3 year versions-depending on your dog or cat's stage in life which will be determined by one of our doctors. Not only is rabies vaccination required by law in Illinois, it is a huge step in preventing a deadly disease.
This vaccine is often just called the "distemper vaccine" but it includes vaccination against canine distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and sometimes leptospirosis. Distemper is caused by a virus that can cause gastrointestinal, pulmonary, and neurologic disease, and can be fatal. Dogs can get the distemper virus from wildlife such as raccoons and skunks that are carrying the virus. Adenovirus type 1 is also called "infectious hepatitis" and is spread by blood, urine, and feces in dogs.
Most vaccines include adenovirus type 2 which is safer and allows cross-protection of the deadly liver disease caused by adenovirus type 1. Parvovirus is a gastrointestinal disease often found in puppies that can cause severe diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, and death. The best way to prevent your pup from getting parvovirus is to vaccinate. Lastly, parainfluenza is an organism that causes respiratory disease in dogs that are boarded or exposed to lots of other dogs.
It is one of the organisms that can cause "kennel cough". Ask one of our doctors to explain why this vaccine is important. An essential vaccine for any dog that is being boarded somewhere or spends time at daycare with other dogs present. This vaccine protects against the bacterial organism Bordatella bronchiseptica, which often causes classical "kennel cough" - a respiratory disease that when untreated can develop into pneumonia and have severe consequences. Just like people, dogs can get this disease if they are bitten by a deer tick carrying the bacterial organism Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme Disease.
This vaccine is not for every dog, but talk to one of our doctors if you take your dog camping or hiking in high-risk areas to see if it is recommended. Leptospirosis is a bacterial organism found in the urine of wild mammals such as raccoons. It can cause kidney failure in dogs if they are exposed to it - usually through drinking from puddles or shared outdoor water bowls.
This vaccine is now available with the distemper vaccine as seen above. At that time, none of the dogs were vaccinated and many got very sick. Some fatalities have been reported due to H3N2. Because this new disease has the potential to be fast spreading and deadly, all dogs were vaccinated at the time of the outbreak to prevent this disease.
Since veterinarians throughout town were vaccinating, the outbreak was controlled and there have been no reported cases in this area since. Panleukopenia typically causes vomiting and diarrhea in cats. Feline rhinotracheitis and calicivirus can cause upper respiratory disease that le to ocular discharge, nasal discharge, fever and ocular ulcers. Although cats and kittens may already be exposed to this virus, the vaccine helps prevent future outbreaks.
Feline leukemia is a contagious disease often carried by feral or outdoor cats and often spread through saliva, usually bites. If your cat spends any time outside we will recommend this vaccine for your cat every year. Over the past few years, the incidence of heartworm positive dogs has grown. Heartworm disease is still a prevalent risk and prevention should be given year round. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos, and it only takes one bite to cause an infestation.
Heartworms grow in adults and live in the pulmonary artery and the heart of your dog, and can cause permanent damage and death if left untreated. Treatment can be costly and has its own risks, so prevention is your best bet. Heartworm prevention is easy with a once a month preventative. Cats are at a low risk for acquiring heartworm disease as they have an innate resistance to the parasite.
Before we can dispense any heartworm preventative medication, we have to confirm your dog is heartworm free, which is why you might hear us saying your dog needs this test. This is a yearly test and just requires us to take a small blood sample from your dog. Fleas can be a problem for a variety of reasons, they can cause anemia, intestinal parasitism, and allergic skin disease. Fleas are often acquired from their environment but can also come from other animals that have fleas. Ticks carry a variety of diseases, most notable is lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, tick paralysis, and ehrlichia.
There are several flea and tick medications that we offer that can prevent the costly problems caused by these parasites. Beyond preventative vaccinations and medication, we offer a full range of services to care for your pet. We have the ability to perform ultrasonic scaling, high speed polishing, and tooth extractions in your dog or cat. Ask one of our doctors for their recommendations on dental care in your pet.
Over the past several years, microchipping has reunited lost pets with their owners that may have otherwise been separated forever. A dog or cat that is microchipped has an implant placed under their skin. This implant is read by a scanner that gives information such as name and contact info of the owner. We recommend microchipping your pet in almost all circumstances, but especially dogs and cats that are allowed to roam free outdoors. Bill has years of surgical experience and expertise, and Dr. Riegler has taken an interest in surgery and surgical technique, participating in the shelter medicine rotation at the University of Illinois.
From routine spays and neuters to biopsies, growth removals, and dental extractions, we will either perform the surgery your pet needs or recommend someone who is an expert in the field. Spaying and neutering is often a complicated subject with risks and benefits to deciding to spay or neuter your pet. In addition to helping control the pet population, if you spay before the first heat cycle in dogs, you virtually eliminate the risk for mammary cancer. Benefits in neutering your pets include decreased urine marking or spraying in cats, decreased chance of benign prostatic hyperplasia BPH in dogs, decreased risk of perineal hernias, and eliminating the risk of testicular cancer.
Our clinic is equipped with the latest digital xray machine for high quality imaging. Wellness Care We enjoy working with our clients to individualize the care they are seeking for their pet. Preventative Care Vaccinations individualized for patient exposure risk. Urgent Care Should an emergency with your pet arise during regular business hours, our doctors are available to provide urgent care and diagnostics when necessary. We Offer the Following Vaccinations. Rabies Expand. Canine Distemper Expand.
Bordetella kennel cough Expand. Lyme Disease Expand. Leptospirosis Expand. Canine Influenza Expand. Feline Distemper Expand. FVRCP feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia : Panleukopenia typically causes vomiting and diarrhea in cats. Feline Leukemia Expand. Heartworm Medication Expand. Heartworm Test Expand. Full Service Animal Hospital. Dental Care Expand. Microchipping Expand. Surgery Expand.Lost pets bloomington il
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