We Offer Pet Wellness and Vaccination Programs in Red Deer

Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital’s wellness and vaccination programs are designed to prevent disease and prolong the lives of your companion animals. The cost associated with disease prevention is far less than the cost of treating a disease that has already developed in the body. One example is parvovirus. Treating this virus can cost upwards of $1,000 while a vaccination costs less than $100. Aside from the financial benefits of preventative healthcare, early diagnosis of a disease can help your pet live a longer, happier and healthier life. Another example is kidney disease. If this disease is diagnosed early, we can modify your dog or cat’s diet, and potentially add supplements to their diet, to extend their lives. There are many conditions where an early diagnosis is advantageous.

Puppy Wellness

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! We appreciate you choosing us to help protect and care for your new puppy, and we look forward to getting to know your little fluff ball!

Our puppy wellness program has been designed to assist your puppy in getting on the right path towards a long and healthy life. The first months of your puppy’s life are a critical period for his or her development. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and the support that will be imperative to help him or her mature into a healthy, well-mannered dog. Our puppy wellness program includes information and advice on nutrition, behavior, training and socialization.

We recommend scheduling your puppy for their first medical examination as soon as you can. Puppies are susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases, that’s why it’s important to have your puppy vaccinated before they become exposed to these health concerns. We vaccinate puppies against rabies, distemper, parvovirus and other diseases. Young dogs are also susceptible to parasites, which is why we recommend having your puppy tested and treated for any parasites.

Roundworms are very common among young puppies. Roundworms are intestinal worms that can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and other gastrointestinal issues, although, a puppy may have roundworms without showing any symptoms. It’s very important to have your puppy treated for roundworms right away, not only to eliminate the infection but to prevent any risk of you or your family becoming infected. Roundworms are classified as a zoonotic parasite, which means they can be transmitted between pets and people. Keep yourself, your family, and your puppy safe by scheduling an appointment with us right away.

Kitten Wellness

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! And, thank you for choosing Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital to care for and help protect your kitten! We look forward to working with you.

Our kitten wellness program will help get your kitten start on the right path towards a long and healthy life. The early months of your kitten’s life are a critical period for his or her development. Our veterinarians and veterinary technicians are happy to provide you with the guidance, support, and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a healthy, well-mannered cat. To do this, we’ll help you by providing information and advice on litterbox training, nutrition, and behavior.

We recommend scheduling an examination for your kitten as soon as possible. Kittens are susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases, which is why it’s so important to get them vaccinated as quickly as possible. We will vaccinate your kitten against panleukopenia (distemper) and rabies. Certain cats may also be at a greater risk for certain other illnesses, and so we may advise you to have your kitten vaccinated against other diseases like feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).

It’s very common for kittens to have roundworms, which are intestinal worms that can cause coughing, weight loss, and a potbellied appearance in cats (although they may not cause any symptoms). It’s very important for kittens to be treated for roundworms, not only to help rid them of the infection but also to prevent you and the rest of your family from becoming infected. This type of worm is a zoonotic parasite, which means they can be transmitted from pets to people. By ensuring that your kitten is treated, you can keep your entire family safe.

We look forward to meeting your new kitten! Schedule your appointment today.

Adult Pet Wellness

We recommend bringing your pet in for scheduled diagnostic and wellness checkups annually. These appointments can help reassure you that your cat or dog is healthy and help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early on. Early detection can greatly improve the prognosis for many diseases, can help keep medical costs down, and help your pet live longer. Many dogs and cats are good at hiding symptoms that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their behavior or health can be easily overlooked. And with certain diseases, pets may not show any symptoms.

As dogs and cats age faster than humans, it’s even more crucial for our companion animals to receive regular exams. In addition, the risks of cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, kidney and liver problems, and hormone disorders all increase with age.

During your pet’s wellness exam, we will perform a comprehensive physical assessment, checking your dog or cat from nose to tail. We’ll also make sure your pet receives appropriate preventives and vaccinations. We will also perform a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, fecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. We may also recommend dental care for your pet.

When your pet is nearing his or her senior years, we will recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic workup so we’ll know what’s normal for your pet. This will allow us to keep track of any changes.

If you’ve noticed any physical or behavioral changes in your pet, please contact us.

Senior Pet Wellness

When dogs and cats get older, they need more attention and special care. Our senior pet wellness program can help your pet remain fit and healthy as he or she ages and helps us catch any potential problems earlier. Regular veterinary exams can help your pet live a longer life as well!

It’s important to diagnose diseases and certain conditions early, but it becomes even more critical when your dog or cat enters their senior years. The risks of cancer, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, kidney and liver problems, and hormone disorders all increase with age. Dogs and cats may also show no signs of a serious disease until it has advanced.

A pet’s senior status varies depending on your pet’s breed and size. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger dogs, and cats generally live longer than dogs. We’ll help you find out what life stage your pet is in.

We recommend that you bring your pet in for a baseline exam and diagnostic workup before your dog or cat reaches senior status. This will provide us with a record for what’s normal for your pet so we can track any changes in their health. In many cases, we recommend this checkup for when your dog turns 7 or your cat turns 8. When your pet enters their senior years, they’ll benefit from more frequent veterinary exams and diagnostic testing.

At Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital, we can treat many symptoms that are commonly attributed to age. This includes cognitive dysfunction syndrome (similar to Alzheimer’s in humans). We can also help to improve your pet’s quality of life in many ways by identifying, reducing, and preventing pain. We’ll also make recommendations regarding nutrition, exercise, and environmental modifications.

We will tailor a senior wellness plan to your pet’s individual needs. If you have any questions, we can discuss our senior wellness program in more detail. Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam!

Medical Services

We offer ultrasound, radiology, endocrinology, dentistry services and so much more

Endoscopy

This minimally invasive procedure allows us to see inside an animal’s body and take biopsies without surgical intervention

Dermatology

If you notice your pet has bare patches, lumps or bumps, or is scratching excessively, give us a call right away

Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital

#1 7644 Gaetz Avenue

Red Deer, AB T4P 2A8

Hours

Monday & Wednesday:
7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

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