Livermore Pet Wellness Services

livermore, ca pet wellness servicesThe staff at PetCura Animal Hospital is committed to providing comprehensive, personalized medical care to your pet so you can enjoy a long, happy life together. As medical professionals, we recognize preventive medicine is the best way to keep your pet healthy and limit the lifetime cost of care. The basis of such a plan begins with regular wellness examinations that include thorough screenings for common diseases and ailments that could affect your pet's overall health.

Keeping Your Pet Healthy with Regular Wellness Examinations

Pets age up to seven times faster than people. By the age of two, most pets have already reached adulthood, and at age four many are entering middle age. By the age of seven, many dogs, particularly large breeds, are considered senior citizens. What does this mean for your pet?

First, because dogs and cats age rapidly, dramatic health changes can occur in a short time. Second, as they age, pets can experience the same aches, pains and other health problems associated with aging in humans. Older dogs and cats are at higher risk of diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, kidney disease, cancer and other serious conditions. Many of these health problems are treatable if diagnosed in time, but unfortunately, many pets don’t see the veterinarian as often as they should. Many pets visit their local veterinarian just once a year – the equivalent of a person seeing their doctor or dentist once every seven years!

You wouldn’t wait seven years to see your doctor for a checkup – so why wait a whole year to have your pet examined by a veterinarian? Visit PetCura Animal Hospital in Livermore and ask us about the biannual visit offered under our wellness plans.

Our Individualized Pet Wellness Care Plans

At PetCura Animal Hospital, we encourage you to ask our veterinary team about how one of our customized pet wellness plans can help keep your companion healthy throughout their lives. We offer a wide selection of plans for both adults animals as well as puppies and kittens, and each offers a broad range of features that can help safeguard your pet’s good health – now and for years to come. Read more about the plans we offer below:

Puppies and Kittens

The first year of care for your new puppy or kitten is the most important. Like human infants, puppies and kittens require special attention or them to grow and develop well. Our team of Livermore veterinary professionals will partner with you to create a custom health plan so your new companion receives the vaccinations and examinations required to get the best start in life.

We recommend the following wellness plans for puppies and kittens:


Puppy & Kitten Wellness Plans
Gold Platinum
Annual Vaccines and Boosters
Yearly Comprehensive Physical Exams
Heartworm Test (dogs only)
Feline Leukemia / Feline Aids Test (cats only)
Three Intestinal Parasite Fecal Exams
Roundworm and Hookworm Dewormings
Vaccine Warranty
Free Office Calls / Physical Exams During Regular Hours
Free Interstate Health Certificates
Blood Cell Count
Mircoscopic Exam of Blood Cells
Complete Organ Function & Cholesterol Screening
Hysterectomy or Castration Surgery (or Hip Dysplasia Screen), General Anesthesia, Heart Monitor, Hospitalization, Antibiotic Injection, Pain Injection

Adult Pet Wellness Plans

We recommend comprehensive wellness plans for your adult dog or cat. Enrolling in one of the customized Livermore pet wellness plans at PetCura Animal Hospital will help ensure your pet stays happy and healthy – all while minimizing the lifetime cost of their care by treating potential issues before they become serious problems.

We recommend the following wellness plans for adult dogs and cats:


Adult Wellness Plans (For Dogs and Cats)
Bronze Gold Platinum
Annual Vaccines and Boosters
Two Comprehensive Physical Exams
Heartworm Test (dogs only)
Feline Leukemia / Feline Aids Test (cats only)
Two Intestinal Parasite Fecal Exams
Annual Roundworm and Hookworm Dewormings
Vaccine Warranty
Free Office Calls / Physical Exams During Regular Hours
Free Interstate Health Certificates
Blood Cell Count
Mircoscopic Exam of Blood Cells
Complete Organ Function & Cholesterol Screening
Diabetes Screen
Dentistry Prophylaxis & Cleaning Annually
General Anesthesia for Dental
Hospitalization for Dental
Urinalysis
Urine Sediment Exam
Electrocardigrams Twice Per Year
X-rays (3 views) Annually
Additional Urinalysis
Additionally Urine Sediment Exam
Note: Grooming, boarding, medications, and all inventory are excluded from additional discounts

Senior Pet Care

When your beloved friend was a puppy or a kitten, he or she required special care. Now, as he or she enters into the golden years, you can expect wellness care requirements that are different – but no less important. We recommend the Platinum Plan for your senior pet.


Senior Wellness Plans (For Dogs and Cats)
Gold Platinum
Annual Vaccines and Boosters
Two Comprehensive Physical Exams
Heartworm Test (dogs only)
Feline Leukemia / Feline Aids Test (cats only)
Two Intestinal Parasite Fecal Exams
Annual Roundworm and Hookworm Dewormings
Vaccine Warranty
Free Office Calls / Physical Exams During Regular Hours
Free Interstate Health Certificates
Blood Cell Count
Mircoscopic Exam of Blood Cells
Complete Organ Function & Cholesterol Screening
Diabetes Screen
Dentistry Prophylaxis & Cleaning Annually
General Anesthesia for Dental
Hospitalization for Dental
Urinalysis
Urine Sediment Exam
Electrocardigrams Twice Per Year
X-rays (3 views) Annually
Additional Urinalysis
Additionally Urine Sediment Exam
Note: Grooming, boarding, medications, and all inventory are excluded from additional discounts

Vaccines

Vaccinations are the number one way you can protect your beloved pet from serious infectious diseases and bacteria. Health threats vary from region to region and Dr. Mann can create an individual immunization program for your pet based on his/her lifestyle and your local conditions.

PetCura Animal HospitalEssential Vaccines for Your Dog

Essential Vaccines for Your Cat

In addition, PetCura Animal Hospital can offer Rattlesnake vaccines for your pet if necessary.

Parasite/Flea/Tick Protection Services

Fleas and tick prevention for dogs we recommend Bravecto. Flea/Tick/HW prevention in cats we recommend Revolution.

Flea and Tick Prevention

Fleas and ticks are virtually everywhere, including South Carolina. Although they're a bigger problem in certain parts of the country and at specific times during the year, no cat or dog is completely safe from them. Fortunately, many safe and highly effective products are available. Fleas and ticks are more than a nuisance; they carry diseases dangerous to you and your pet. Fleas can transmit tapeworms, and often you can see segments of the tapeworm in your pet's stool. Ticks of course are the main carriers of Lyme disease.

Fleas are most abundant during the warm weather; however, if left untreated, they can be a nuisance year-round. This is particularly true in the region surrounding Port Royal, and the veterinary team at our animal hospital strongly encourages vigilance on the part of pet owners throughout the year in regards to spotting flea and tick problems. Your pet may come into contact with fleas or ticks during any month of the year.

Ticks tend to thrive in wooded areas or in high grass. It's often difficult to keep your pets away from tick-infested areas, so if they go exploring, check them when they come inside. In our region, ticks can carry a variety of serious illnesses, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Flea and tick problems can be avoided by using parasite prevention products that are available at our hospital. When used properly and according to our directions, these products are very safe and effective. We offer a broad spectrum year-round treatment for flea and tick prevention. We also carry yard and premise spray that will safely defend your property from flea and tick infestations.

Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease is a serious, life-threatening disease affecting dogs and, to a lesser extent, cats. Mosquitoes spread the disease by carrying the immature heartworms from an infected dog to your pet at the time of the bite.

Clinical symptoms of Heartworm disease develop slowly. Lack of energy and exercise intolerance are early symptoms, as are coughing and difficulty breathing. Because Heartworm disease is increasing in frequency and is a serious and deadly disease, we recommend your dog be tested annually.

Heartworm disease prevention is simple and effective. Our broad spectrum preventatives can protect dogs and cats from Heartworm disease year-round. At PetCura Animal Hospital, we offer Proheart Injections to combat Heartworm disease.

If you would like to have your pet tested for Heartworm disease, or if you would like additional information on how best to protect your pet from this dangerous parasite, please call PetCura Animal Hospital today for an appointment.

PetCura Animal HospitalExotic Pet Services

At PetCura Animal Hospital, we offer optimum wellness care programs for hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, mice, and rabbits, and treat reptiles and birds on a case-by-case basis.

Since it is often difficult to determine if an exotic pet is ill, we strongly recommend physical examinations twice a year to check for health problems, plus annual monitoring to check for nutritional and husbandry-related conditions.

To survive attacks from their predators, exotic animals normally conceal their illnesses in the wild. As a result, their medical problems often go unnoticed for long periods. By the time you recognize there is a problem with your exotic pet, the condition is often extremely serious. With bi-annual medical examinations at PetCura Animal Hospital, problems are often diagnosed before they become serious medical conditions.

After acquiring your new exotic pet, a complete wellness appointment is strongly recommended. This exam includes a thorough physical examination, husbandry and nutritional consultation, disease screening and laboratory testing if necessary. We also offer wing trimming and beak trimming for birds. Before bringing your pet into your home, make certain he or she is healthy.