We offer preventative medicine for all life stages. Wellness exams are a critically important part of keeping your pet healthy, and not just for puppies/kittens and geriatric patients. All patients should be seen at least once annually for a physical exam and needed vaccinations. Doing a physical exam at least once a year gives us the opportunity to catch certain disease processes early when there are more management options available.
All dogs should be vaccinated against:
If your dog spends time around other animals in a group setting
(daycare, boarding, grooming, training classes, competitions, etc.)
Then vaccinations against Bordetella and Canine Influenza
may be recommended.
All cats (indoor and outdoor) should be vaccinated against:
Then Feline Leukemia is considered a lifestyle dependent vaccine for adult cats depending on environment.
(outdoor living, exposure to foster kittens, show cats, etc.)
All dogs and cats should be given flea and tick prevention as well heartworm prevention year-round, regardless of whether they are indoor or outdoor pets. Annual fecal testing to check for intestinal parasites is recommended to both dogs and cats. Annual testing for heartworms (blood test) is recommended for all dogs. This helps us confirm product efficacy and treat any potential break-through infections.
Choosing a pet food can be a daunting process with all of the options that are out there. We can help you determine good choices for your pet based on their life stage and health status.
Having your pet microchipped may make the difference in getting them home in the event they accidentally escape their yard, a natural disaster, car accident, etc. Microchipping can be done at any age and does not require sedation. Once your pet is microchipped it is important to register the chip and make sure to keep all of your contact information up to date.
When your pet is ill, we offer medical exams to determine what is causing their illness and how to best treat them. Treatment recommendations will be made based on each individual patient’s exam findings and needs at that time. We are able to offer hospitalization and IV fluid therapy for many patients, however we are not staffed 24 hours a day, and referral for round the clock ICU care is always available.
Whether your pet is sick or we are performing routine diagnostic testing, the ability to test blood, fecal, and urine samples helps us determine the potential cause of patient illness and often to catch disease in the early stages to allow for more effective management strategies.
We carry many preventatives, medications, and foods in the clinic so that you are able to leave with the necessary treatment for your pet. Written prescriptions can be provided for medications or brands not available in house. We also offer an online pharmacy for those that prefer their medications be delivered to their home. If there is a need for medications to be compounded into a specific flavor or formulation for your pet, we can facilitate that as well.
Oral health is an important part of your pet’s quality of life, and dental disease can exacerbate other health conditions in pets just as it can in people. Dental exams are performed during wellness exams in addition to other times when your pet comes to see us. This will allow us to make recommendations on when it is time to pursue dental cleaning. Scaling and polishing of our pets’ teeth are performed under anesthesia. At that time a full intraoral examination is done to assess periodontal health. If necessary, extractions can be performed at this time for any teeth that are unable to be saved. Daily tooth brushing is the best way to help take care of your pet’s teeth. There are also many dental treats available that are approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council to help slow tartar accumulation. It is important to remember that all dogs and cats will need several dental cleanings performed during their lifetime.
We perform routine spays and neuters as well as many other soft tissue surgeries. Pre-anesthetic blood work may be recommended or required for your surgical patient based on their age and/or disease status. All surgery patients must be current on vaccinations and have a current exam with our clinic.
Sunflower Veterinary Care Clinic
4419 South Seneca Street, Wichita, Kansas 67217, United States
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