No two pets are created equal. Each pet individual deserves the best quality veterinary care
available. At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, keeping your family pets healthy is our goal. A
thorough history, including up-to-date blood test results, gives us a baseline against which we can
measure changes in your pet’s health.
Early detection and treatment are so important to make sure your pet stays in top condition. For
example, if your pet’s blood tests indicate that he or she has diabetes, we would want to get that
under control and then develop a long-term plan, including visits to the veterinarian as well as
techniques we will teach you for administering care at home.
Animal Kind’s Comprehensive Approach to Pet Care
During your pet’s regular examinations, Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital’s veterinarians will
show you symptoms of health problems to look for and we’ll listen carefully to your questions and
observations. You, the educated and involved pet owner, are your pet’s best ally. The more
knowledge you have, the better informed your decisions about treatment and care options will
During each exam, in addition to a complete nose to tail hands-on check, we
will take the time to examine and discuss:
- Weight, diet, and nutrition
- Heart, skin, ears, lungs, and eyes
- Behavior issues or changes
- Teeth and your pet’s mouth
For all pets, an annual fecal exam is done to check for intestinal parasites. In addition, we
blood test dogs for heartworm. After a negative heartworm test, we will prescribe heartworm
Exercise & Nutrition Create a Healthy Pet
Because your pet’s diet contains the components to help him or her build a healthy body, we
want you to feed your pet high-quality food. From playful puppy time through the senior years, the
best food has an important part to play. We carry a large selection of special diets for treating
obesity, kidney insufficiency, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and other health conditions in
our on-site pet pharmacy.
Regular exercise, at least a 15-minute walk three times a week, is crucial for your pet. As
well as helping to control weight and keeping your pet fit, vigorous playtime outside and regular
walks lead to fewer behavior problems.
Pet Vaccinations Are Important to Prevent Disease
Beginning when your new pet is about 6 to 8 weeks old, we start to administer vaccinations.
Immunization is one of the most important ways to prevent disease. Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital
follows vaccination guidelines set by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the American
Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and leading universities.
We always tailor the vaccinations your pet receives by taking into account his or her lifestyle,
how much contact there will be with other animals, places you travel to, and the environment your
pet spends the most time in. For example, if your dog loves to be outdoors, we might recommend a
preventive vaccine against leptospirosis. If your pet is frequently boarded or attends daycare, a
kennel cough vaccine is required.
Core vaccines that help to maintain your dog’s health include
Likewise, core vaccines for cats include
- Feline distemper and upper respiratory viruses
- Feline leukemia for cats that go outside
All puppies and kittens require multiple rounds of vaccines at specified intervals to make sure
the immune system is enabled to protect against disease. We will design a vaccine protocol that
fits your pets needs. Each time you bring your pet in for a visit, we will review his or her
individualized records, and vaccine boosters will be given as needed.