Stage Road

ANIMAL HOSPITAL

7580 Old Stage Road North, Angier, NC  27501

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Hospital Hours

M-F 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - Noon

Drs. available M-Sat 9:00 am -  close

Sunday - closed

Phone 919-639-3337

Fax 919-639-4663

As they say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  In order to keep our “furry family members” healthy and minimize ailments, our wellness recommendations are individualized to each patient’s species, breed, age, size and environment.  Here are some guidelines we suggest to pet owners:

 

Kittens

 

A kitten’s first visit with us should be between 7 and 8 weeks old.  At this visit, they should have a good physical exam, a fecal parasite exam, a test for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FeLV/FIV), and their first vaccinations of FVRc and possibly FeLV.  They should receive medicine for any parasites, start preventatives as needed, and receive nutritional and behavioral guidance.

Kittens should then return every 3-4 weeks through 16 weeks of age for their pediatric progress physical exams, booster vaccinations, rechecking for parasites as needed, and to follow up preventatives and health recommendations.  A kitten’s first vaccination for rabies is given at or just before 16 weeks of age.  

Puppies

 

A puppy’s first visit with us should be at about 7 weeks of age (between 6 and 8 weeks).  At this visit, they should have a good physical exam, a fecal parasite exam, and their first vaccinations for parvovirus, distemper virus, parainfluenza, hepatitis, and adenovirus.  They should also receive medicine to clear any parasites, start preventatives for heartworm, intestinal worms, and external parasites, and consider puppy training and dietary needs. 

Puppies should then return every 3 weeks through 16 weeks of age for their pediatric progress physical exams, booster vaccinations, rechecking stool samples for parasites, and to follow up with preventatives and health recommendations.  A puppy’s first vaccination for rabies is given at or just before 16 weeks of age.  Depending on the patient, we may also suggest vaccinating for leptospirosis, lyme disease, bordetella, and canine influenza. 

 

Adult Cats and Dogs

 

We recommend adult cats return annually for a comprehensive physical exam, updating vaccinations, and to address any problems or concerns with diet, preventative, or behavior.

We recommend adult dogs get an annual comprehensive physical exam, and annual heartworm - tick blood test, an intestinal parasite exam, and vaccinations based on their potential disease exposure and relative risk.   

 

Geriatric Animals

 

As animals get older, they become more special.  Time takes its toll on their bodies.  Our veterinarians will make personalized recommendations for additional health screening tests based on your pet’s age, life environment, breed, etc.  We may offer advice to diet, supplements for joint health, preventative procedures to keep them strong and comfortable.

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