Kenosha County Pet Wellness Services
Wellness Care for Every Age and Stage
The staff at Harris Pet Hospital is committed to providing you and your pet the finest veterinary care possible. We're a welcoming, skilled, and cost-conscious partner in the care of your beloved companions.
The veterinary team at Harris Pet Hospital believes that prevention contributes to your pet's long term health and minimizes the lifetime cost of care. We strongly recommend routine wellness exams, vaccinations, regular laboratory work, deworming and fecal checks, as well as medications to prevent heartworm, fleas, and ticks to keep your pet in optimum health.
Despite the very best preventive care, a beloved pet may develop an illness or be injured. Our internal medicine and surgical expertise, as well as our advanced diagnostic capabilities and veterinary laboratory, ensure that your pet receives the ultimate in quality care. We take time to explain our diagnosis to you and provide you with various options for your pet's treatment.
Please take a look at the services we offer to learn why we believe they are important to the care and well-being of your pet. Then give us a call to set up an appointment today!
Pet Wellness Examinations
Wellness examinations are the same for your pet as the yearly physical you receive from your doctor. It is a chance for us to assess your pet's overall health, discuss any changes we see and educate and update you on advancements in veterinary care. It is also an opportunity for you to discuss any of your concerns or ask questions of our Paddock Lake veterinarians.
Deworming and Fecal Check
Dangerous parasites are always present in the environment. We recommend regular fecal checks and deworming as the best way to prevent parasitic disease and the transmission of intestinal parasites to your pet and your family members.
Flea and Tick-Borne Disease
Fleas and ticks are virtually everywhere. Although they are 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 both you and your pet. Fleas can transmit tapeworms.
In our Kenosha County region, ticks can carry a variety of serious illnesses, including Lyme disease, anaplasma, and ehrlichia.
These 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.
Heartworm disease is a serious, life-threatening illness affecting dogs and cats. Mosquitoes spread the disease by injecting the parasite into your pet at the time of the bite. Clinical symptoms of heartworm disease develop very 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 that your dog be tested annually. Heartworm disease prevention is simple and effective.
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 and your family from these dangerous parasites, please call Harris Pet Hospital today for an appointment.
Kenosha County Pet Vaccines
We tailor our Kenosha County pet vaccine protocols to your individual pet, taking into account benefits and risks as well as the environment and health status. Our team of veterinarians and technicians follow the guidelines set forth by the American Animal Hospital Association canine vaccination task force and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Our core pet vaccines for healthy dogs include:
We recommend the following core vaccines for cats:
We recommend feline leukemia and FIV vaccines for cats that go outdoors.
Vaccinations are not only safe and effective, they are an important and fundamental aspect of your pet's preventive healthcare plan. Diseases that were once relatively common and fatal to pets are now easily preventable through vaccination.