Wellness / Vaccinations: Adult Pets

Wellness programs

We offer a “Healthy Pet Wellness Program” for pet’s who are under ten years of age. Pets age much faster than humans and can begin developing signs of disease that with early detection can be managed with proper nutrition, and in some cases, medication.
Our “Healthy Pet Wellness Program” recommends that pets under ten years receive:

Complete physical exam – Yearly
Annual vaccinations Canine – Yearly
Annual Vaccinations Feline – Yearly
Fecal test for internal parasites – Yearly
Heartworm test – Yearly

Over the age of ten, pets tend to develop more extensive health problems. For early detection and treatment we recommend the following procedures.
Our “Senior Advanced Wellness Program” recommends that pets over ten years receive:

Complete physical exam – Yearly
Annual vaccinations Canine – Yearly
Annual Vaccinations Feline – Yearly
Fecal test for internal parasites – Yearly
Heartworm test – Yearly
Senior advanced wellness blood panel – Every other Year
Wellness urinalysis – Every Other Year

Comprehensive Physical Examination

Every year your pet is given a comprehensive physical exam to detect any signs of changing health. The doctor examines your pet’s cardiovascular system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, urinary and reproductive systems, central nervous system, eyes, ears, skin, coat, mouth, teeth, gums, and weight. We strongly recommend an examination every year so that if your pet does develop any problems we can detect it in the early stages.

Annual Vaccinations Canine

An annual vaccination that helps protect your dog from four diseases: distemper, hepatitis, leptosporosis, and parainfluenza. These diseases are debilitating and can cause death. Most dogs will be exposed during its lifetime.

Parvovirus is a canine intestinal viral infection that results in bloody diarrhea, fever, vomiting and extreme depression. It is highly contagious to other dogs and life threatening.

Coronavirus is a disease similar to parvovirus but less life threatening. It is recommended that puppies be vaccinated because their immune system is not as strong as adults.

An annual vaccination is given to prevent infectious tracheobronchitis (Kennel Cough) which is a highly contagious bacterium causing a dry hacking cough that can persist for six or more weeks.

Canine Influenza Virus
A contagious respiratory disease that at first can look like kennel cough, but flu patients quickly become far more ill. Dogs may develop coughing, runny nose, fever, lethargy and reduced appetite, but not all dogs will show signs of illness.

Lyme Disease
Recommended in hunting dogs and dogs going to areas where they may be exposed to infected ticks. Lyme Disease is a bacterial disease transmitted by the dear tick which affects both humans and animals. It is a very debilitating disease in dogs.

This vaccination is required by the state government to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease in both animals and humans.
Local Requirements for canine rabies:
Rosenberg and Needville………………………………………..Every year
Other Surrounding areas…………………………………..……Every three years

Annual Vaccinations Feline

An annual vaccination for cats that helps protect them from three diseases: Feline respiratory diseases (Rhinotracheitis and Calici virus) and Panleukopenia which is known as distemper. All are highly contagious and easily transmitted between cats and can be fatal.

A feline upper respiratory disease that is highly contagious and widespread. It is usually not fatal but once a cat is exposed, they can have respiratory difficulties for years.

Feline Leukemia (FeLV)
A vaccination for cats to aid in the prevention of feline leukemia. This disease severely depresses the immune system so that the cat’s body can’t fight off diseases. The feline leukemia virus is a major cause of death in cats. There is no successful treatment.

Feline Leukemia / FIV Testing
Testing for feline Leukemia should be done prior to vaccination as this disease can be transmitted from mother to newborn or can lay dormant in the cat for years before symptoms are present.

This vaccination is required by the state government to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease in both animals and humans.
Local Requirements for feline rabies:………………………..Every year

Fecal/ Stool Test

A fecal is performed to screen your pet for intestinal parasites on a yearly basis. This aids in early detection and prompt treatment of any parasite infection. A fecal will not detect tapeworm unless visible in the stool or on the pet. Tapeworms can appear as a long flat worm or little segments that look like flat rice. If you have seen this at home please report to the doctor during the pet’s examination.

Heartworm Test

Canine annual wellness programs include a blood test for evidence of heartworms. Heartworms are a dangerous but completely preventable problem. Heartworm disease is caused by the parasite Dirofilaria immitis. The only known vector is the mosquito who bites an infected animal and then transmits the larvae through a bite to your pet. The larvae mature and migrate to the heart and other important organs in the body. Left untreated, heartworms can become fatal.

Prevention is easy!
Rose-Rich carries most available heartworm prevention products and will start your puppy immediately at the first puppy visit or your adult dog after a negative heartworm test.

We require a heartworm test yearly during your pet’s annual visit if there is not a history of preventative and every other year if they routinely take their earthworm prevention. In the event that your pet has a positive heartworm test, we have treatment options available to you.

Senior Wellness baseline blood test

Most veterinary practices offer bloodwork and urinalysis as a part of their routine screening for older patients.

Bloodwork is the veterinarian’s first and most important tool in evaluating patients. It is an internal view of your pets overall health. Depending on the results of the initial bloodwork, other diagnostic tests may be warranted to fully diagnose the extent or the cause of any abnormal findings.

Most blood work is performed in-hospital, but some tests may be performed at an outside laboratory.

Rose-Rich offers in-house laboratory services for prompt results.

Senior Wellness Urinalysis

An evaluation for health or illness sometimes includes a urinalysis. Urinalysis results can give an idea of hydration and kidney function; it can also indicate inflammation or infections in the urinary tract.’Normal’ results help determine health or exclude certain diseases.

A urinalysis is indicated for evaluating pets with urinary abnormalities such as increased urine production, increased urinary frequency, straining to urinate, bloody urine or abnormal color to the urine.

This test can also be helpful in cases of unexplained fever, loss of appetite or weight loss.