Pet Wellness Services
Annual Wellness Examinations
Yearly wellness examinations give your veterinarian in Troy, MO, the opportunity to get to know you and your pet. They also monitor your pet’s health over time and keep your pet healthy by detecting any problems before they cause serious health issues.
At the Animal Medical Center of Troy, annual wellness exams include:
- A comprehensive physical exam
- Vaccine updating
- Blood work (if recommended)
- Heartworm testing
- Discussion of heartworm, flea, and tick prevention
Puppy and Kitten Care
Puppies and kittens are more than just small dogs and cats. They need special care to ensure that they will grow into happy and healthy adults.
During your first puppy or kitten visit, we’ll discuss everything you need to know to keep your pet healthy, including diet, vaccinations and spaying/neutering. We’ll also provide you with a vaccine schedule and a vaccine book to keep track of upcoming vaccination appointments.
If you elect to have your puppy or kitten spayed or neutered, blood work can be done at the time of surgery to check for any issues related to genetics or breed that will require periodic monitoring in the future.
Needed and recommended vaccines include:
For puppies: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Corona (DHPPC), and Bordatella (kennel cough). Also recommended are the canine influenza vaccine and the Lyme disease vaccine.
For kittens: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia (FVRCP), and Feline Leukemia. Also recommended is the Lyme disease vaccine.
Animal Medical Center of Troy Vaccinations
In Missouri, many infectious diseases and parasites—such as parvo virus, canine influenza, rabies, heartworm, lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever—can pose potentially serious health risks to your pet. Vaccinations are, by far, the best way to protect your pet from these diseases.
Essential Vaccines for your Dog
- Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza and Corona (DHPPC)
- Bordatella (kennel cough)
Other Vaccines for Dogs
- Canine influenza
- Lyme disease
Essential Vaccines for Your Cat
- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus and Panleukopenia (FVRCP)
- Feline Leukemia
Flea and Tick Prevention
Fleas and ticks do more than make your pet uncomfortable; they can also pose a threat to your pet’s health—and even your own. In our area, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease, both transmitted by ticks, can be especially dangerous to your pet.
At the Animal Medical Center of Troy, we offer a number of highly effective options for flea and tick prevention, including:
- Trifexis, a topical medication applied to the skin monthly
- Bravecto, a chewable tablet that keeps pets flea- and tick-free for up to 90 days
Heartworm is a serious and potentially fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes and is much easier to prevent than it is to treat.
At the Animal Medical Center of Troy, we offer a number of heartworm preventives, including:
- Interceptor Plus
- Heartgard Plus
Senior Pet Care
Whether you have adopted an older dog or cat or you have had your senior pet since he or she was a puppy or kitten, older pets need special care to remain healthy and enjoy life throughout their golden years.
As your pet grows older, seeing the vet on a regular basis becomes increasingly important; to monitor your pet’s overall health, detect any changes and address any problems before they pose a threat to your pet’s health.
For pets 7 years and older, annual exams are strongly recommended, as is a complete bloodwork panel to identify health issues and monitor known genetic predispositions.
Special Help for your Senior Pet
We offer six Laser Treatments for $100. Just like humans, pets can develop aches and pains as they grow older. These symptoms can have a negative impact on their quality of life by affecting mobility and overall enjoyment of life. Laser therapy provides a safe, pain-free, non-surgical way to alleviate pain and inflammation and speeds the healing of wounds.
We also offer $99 Dental Care Package (including anesthesia, a complete dental exam, teeth scaling, fluoride rinse, and toothpaste application). In addition to causing pain and affecting a pet’s ability to eat, dental problems can have systemic (whole-body) effects that can cause serious health risks. This special care package helps maintain your senior pet’s oral health and helps us detect and prevent minor issues before they become major problems.