Adult Canine and Feline Wellness

Cayuga Veterinary Services provides the highest quality, complete pet wellness care for dogs and cats of all ages.  Your pet’s health and quality and longevity of life is the focus of our preventative care protocols.

Adult Pet Wellness Exam

We consider your pet to be an adult between 1 and 7 years of age and we recommend wellness exams yearly to check your pet for health changes. The adult wellness exam generally includes the following components:

  • Complete Physical Exam:  Our veterinary team will perform a physical exam evaluating and analyzing all the major organ systems and overall health of your pet.
  • Canine Blood Parasite Test: This tests the pet’s blood for heartworm, lyme, erchlichia, and anaplasmosis diseases which are transmitted by mosquitos or ticks. This test is only performed once yearly.
  • Intestinal Parasite Test: This tests the pet’s stool for intestinal parasites which are easily transmitted to your pet through fecal matter and residual debris found on sidewalks, parks, and even your backyard.
  • Blood Chemistry and Complete Blood Count Tests: Diagnostic testing performed on a healthy pet establishes a baseline of health characteristics. The results can be compared over time and may detect subtle changes that are often not noticeable by observation alone. This information can aid in the early detection of health issues.

Adult Feline Vaccinations

Vaccinations are a critical component of preventive care for your cat and are recommended for both indoor and outdoor felines. Vaccination provides safe and effective protection from potentially life-threatening diseases, some of which can be transferred to your human family members. Our feline vaccines are non-adjuvanted in an effort to provide your pet the safest vaccines available. In general, your cat should always be protected from the following:

  • FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia)
  • Rabies: Required by New York State Law

Based on your pet’s lifestyle, our veterinary staff may recommend additional vaccinations for added protection, and may include:

  • FeLV (feline leukemia) vaccine.

Adult Canine Vaccinations

Vaccinations are a critical component of preventive care for your adult dog. Vaccinating your dog offers safe and effective protection from potentially life-threatening diseases. In some cases, the disease can be transferred to your human family members.  In general, your dog should always be protected from the following:

  • DA2PPVL (distemper, adenovirus types 1 & 2, parainfluenza, parvovirus, leptospirosis)
  • Rabies: Required by New York State Law
  • Lyme Disease: a disease transmitted by ticks that is endemic to our area.

Our veterinary team may recommend additional vaccinations depending on the lifestyle of your pet. These vaccines offer additional protection and include the following:

  •  Bordatella: protects against what is commonly referred to as “kennel cough”
  • H3N8: Canine Influenza.

Please contact us or click here to schedule an adult pet wellness exam or so that we may answer any questions you have regarding your pet’s health or nutritional needs.