Exciting news! We are pleased to offer our community new PUPPY AND KITTEN COMPREHENSIVE WELLNESS PLANS!!! Click the link to find out more, and stop in or call to make an appointment for your new friend!
We are seeing a high number of rabies cases in Morgan County! For example, a skunk was found in Riverside Park last year that tested positive for rabies. Luckily, the only known exposure was to a vaccinated cat, but that is way too close for comfort! See below for our core vaccine protocol. We’ve been impressed with how many pet and horse owners have already responded by vaccinating their animals, and hope to see you soon!
Our ONLINE PHARMACY is now open! Check out the link on our home page to have your food, medication and grooming supplies sent directly to your home!
We have started offering Companion Laser Therapy for small animals and horses! See this page for more details.
We have upgraded our equine dentistry equipment! We now have motorized dentistry, a full-mouth speculum, and new hand floats to perform most routine dental needs for your horse. Call today to set up an appointment!
|News for Fort Morgan Pet Owners!
Spring is almost here! Make sure your pets are ready by checking to make sure their vaccines are up to date. In addition, it’s time to think about parasites! Dogs need a heartworm test every 2 years, even if you keep up with regular heartworm prevention. Dogs and cats will need flea (and possibly tick) control, and check with us to see if your pet needs an additional dewormer!
And for our horse owners, make sure your horses get their spring shots! We recommend yearly Eastern/Western Encephalitis, Tetanus, West Nile, and Rabies vaccines. Many horses also need yearly or twice yearly Flu/Rhino vaccines, depending on their use. We recommend asking us about your horse’s individual deworming needs, which vary depending on housing, use, and proximity to other horses. Call today!
We’ve finally slowed down on our outbreak of Canine Parvovirus, but it’s still so important to make sure your dogs are up-to-date on vaccinations, especially if they socialize in the neighborhood. (This includes sniffing through the fence!) Follow the above link for more information about parvo.
Here’s our recommended vaccine schedule for puppies:
6 weeks: 1st puppy shot- Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvo (MLV), Coronavirus
9-10 weeks: 2nd puppy shot- Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvo (MLV), Coronavirus
12-16 weeks: 3rd puppy shot- Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvo (MLV) AND RABIES
They are then fully vaccinated for 1 year, at which time they need a booster on all vaccines. Make sure to call and talk to us if you are unsure what vaccinations your puppy or dog needs!
|In Other News…|
For more information and resources on dog bite prevention, visit the AVMA website!
Also, did you know that all of our amazing veterinary technicians are certified? Not only are they smart, warm, and passionate about animal care, every single one has completed their licensing requirements and regularly attend continuing education. We love them!