a. Puppy and kitten
Welcoming a New Member to Your Family
When you introduce a new puppy or kitten into your home, you’re starting a life-changing adventure that’s sure to bring lots of happiness and joy. During these early weeks and months, your new furry friend will be exploring everything in his or her environment.
It’s an exciting time, but it’s also a period when your pet will need extra guidance and protection
During your pets first exam, our veterinarians will conduct a comprehensive nose-to-toes exam. We will begin by checking your puppy or kitten’s eyes, ears, hair, skin, and teeth. We will listen to his or her heart and lungs, making sure that there are no respiratory issues. Because most puppies and kittens are born with intestinal parasites, we will recommend you start your new pet on a comprehensive deworming program, in the form of an easy to administer liquid, given at home over the next several weeks.
Our veterinarians will take this opportunity to provide breed-specific counseling about potential health risks and preventive care that will help to keep your puppy or kitten healthy. Including pet nutrition counseling, as each pet has his or her own needs based on breed, size, and activity level.
Staying Healthy for the Long Run
Puppies and kittens need vaccinations to protect them and promote a happy and health life.
We are very careful to ensure that we tailor our vaccination protocols to the specific needs of our pet patients.
As your puppy or kitten matures, our veterinarians will advise you regarding the best ways to prevent fleas, ticks, heartworms, and more.
Have you considered Spay or Neuter Surgery?
We recommend that most pets be spayed or neutered between 6–8 months of age. When you bring your pet to our clinic, rest assured that he or she will receive the best possible veterinary care. At RionVets, we have developed a comprehensive protocol to ensure your pet’s health, safety and comfort, which sets us apart from many other veterinary practices.
We want your pet to have a successful surgery and a positive overall experience, as we do for our own furry family members.
b. Adult pet care
Addressing Your Pet’s Changing Health Needs
While adult pets may not change as rapidly as puppies and kittens, their health needs will evolve over time. Our veterinarians understand this and will work with you to establish a proactive pet wellness plan to keep your furry friend happy and healthy.
Once a Year, It’s Important
It’s important that you bring your pet in for a complete physical each year. During this appointment, our veterinarians will examine your pet from nose to toes, including his or her eyes, ears, skin, hair coat, teeth, mouth, and gums. In addition, we will listen to the heart and lungs, feel the belly, check the lymph nodes, and more.
Our veterinarians will also speak with you about any changes in your pet’s appetite, drinking habits, or behavior you might have noticed. Depending upon your pet’s breed, age, and lifestyle factors, we may recommend selected lab tests be performed to screen for potential conditions or diseases, as well as establish baseline measurements for future use.
During your pets yearly visit our veterinarians may also discuss pet vaccinations, dental care, nutrition counseling and parasite screenings.
c. Senior pet care
Your Pet’s Senior Years
As pets become older, they face many of the same health challenges that humans do. These can range from weight gain and decreased mobility, to diabetes and decreased vision. That’s why being proactive about your pets care is especially important in the senior years.
Twice a Year, It’s Important
We recommend that you bring your senior pet in twice a year for a full “nose to toes” wellness exam. In addition, we recommend performing annual “Wellness Blood Testing”, to screen for potential conditions or diseases, as well as establishing baseline measurements for future use. By detecting and treating problems early, pets are able to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.
When it comes to pain management, at RionVets we take every possible measure to be sure your pet is comfortable every step of the way. We cater your pet’s pain management plan to his/her specific needs, taking into consideration your pets’ species, age, size, breed, disposition, anxiety level and the procedure he/she is having. The medications we administer before, during and after surgery are the newest and safest available. Rest assured we will prescribe exactly what your pet needs to recover in comfort.