Your dog or cat has different health care requirements at each stage of his or her life. Family Pet Health Center recommends a series of preventive wellness programs for puppies and kittens, adult pets, and senior pets.

Puppies and Kittens: Like infants, puppies and kittens require a series of monthly health exams and lab work during their first 6 months of life. Our comprehensive pediatric visits include a physical exam to ensure proper development, parasitic disease screening and treatment, and vaccinations. We will begin year-round preventative medication for fleas, ticks, and heartworm parasites. At 6 months of age, we recommend spaying or neutering and microchipping your pet.

Adult Pets (Ages 1-6): For adult dogs and cats, we recommend a yearly wellness visit consisting of a comprehensive physical exam, dental health evaluation, vaccinations, intestinal parasite evaluation, and screening for exposure to common tick diseases, heartworm disease, intestinal parasites, and others.

Senior Care (Pets Age 7 and Older): Older pets can suffer from a variety of illnesses, such as kidney disease, diabetes, cancer, and arthritis. The key to managing these conditions is early detection and treatment. Because animals have a unique ability to hide disease and pain, we recommend that you bring your senior pet for a physical exam at least twice a year. We also perform blood and urine tests to detect diseases in their earliest stages, allowing your pet to enjoy the longest and healthiest life possible.


Your pet is unique and he or she has individual needs when it comes to vaccinations. We vaccinate based on your pet’s lifestyle and other risk factors; however, we do adhere to the following general vaccination protocols:


  • Rabies – Every 3 years
  • FVRCP – Every 3 years
  • FELV – Annually for outdoor cats


  • Rabies – Every 3 years
  • DHPP – Every 3 years
  • Canine Influenza – Annually
  • Bordetella – Every 6 months, depending on lifestyle
  • Lyme Disease – Annually, depending on lifestyle
  • Leptospirosis – Annually, depending on lifestyle
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