Your Pet’s Health Is Our First Priority
At Winnetka Animal Clinic, your pet’s health is our number one concern. From puppies and kittens to senior pets, we will develop a wellness program that will provide the maximum benefit to your pet’s health and vitality.
We pride ourselves on the personal treatment we provide all our patients, as well as the relationships we establish with clients. We are a family-run clinic that combines a traditional approach to patient care, with the newest technology and techniques in veterinary medicine.
What to Expect
Starting with your pet’s first visit to Winnetka Animal Clinic, he or she will be under the care of highly skilled veterinarians and a support staff that is friendly and helpful. From the moment you enter our doors, you will notice we are a modern and well-maintained facility. Decisions regarding your pet’s health will be thoroughly discussed and options will be explained.
Caring for dogs, cats and some pocket pets, we specialize in wellness exams, diagnostics, spays/neuters, year-round flea control programs, and a variety of other veterinary services . We are always accepting new clients and additions to our pet family.
For more information about pet health programs, we invite you to contact us today. A friendly member of our staff will be glad to answer any of your questions.
Puppies & Kittens:
they’re only young once
You’ve taken the leap and made the commitment of becoming a pet owner. Congratulations are definitely in order! Also in order are a few words about what’s in store for you during the next year.
The First Year
For the first year of your pet’s life, he or she will be categorized as a puppy or kitten. During this period, puppies and kittens experience rapid growth and many changes. A qualified veterinarian is necessary to oversee your pet’s health and to provide you with information and advice during this time. The veterinarians at Winnetka Animal Clinic are definitely here to help.
At 6–8 Weeks of Age
Once your puppy or kitten is between the ages of 6 and 8 weeks, he or she is ready for the first visit to our hospital. Expect your newbie to receive a complete checkup, including a dental exam, first set of vaccinations (DHLPP #1), deworming preventive, flea prevention treatment, and a consultation on diet and nutrition.
Equally important is establishing year-round flea treatment, as fleas can cause allergies, carry disease, and infest a household. The best preventive for these parasites is to stop them before they get started.
The typical wellness and vaccinations schedule for most pets includes:
- 3 weeks after the first visit, your pet will receive a second set of vaccinations (DHLPP #2/FVRCP #2), as well as a second deworming preventive.
- 3 weeks later, he or she will receive a third set (DHLPP #3/FVRCP #3).
- 3 weeks later, he or she will receive a one-year DHLPP/FVRCP, one-year rabies, and optional 6-month bordatella for kennel cough (dogs only).
- At 5 to 6 months of age, your pet is eligible for spay or neutering, something we highly recommend. Microchipping is also very important, as every pet shelter has a microchip reader. While the procedure can be done at anytime, the spay or neuter provides the perfect opportunity.
- 1 year after the third set of vaccinations, your pet will receive a 1-year checkup, 3-year DHLPP or FVRCP, and 3-year rabies shot.
From that point on, your pet will receive an annual checkup that includes a dental exam, diet consultation, and any appropriate booster vaccinations. Your puppy or kitten’s first booster is good for one year. All boosters after that will be good for 3 years.
Any DHLPP, FVRCP, rabies, or bordatella vaccine administered during an annual checkup is always done at half price!
FYI… We also hold a half-price clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. During that time, our on-duty vet tech will administer vaccinations or boosters at half price to any pet that has been seen by the doctor within the last year.
For more information about puppy and kitten care, or to make an appointment for your pet, we invite you to contact us today. A friendly member of our staff will be glad to assist you.
Special Care For Senior Pets
Your pet may be aging, but his or her senior years can still be a time of happiness and fulfillment. A large part of ensuring health and vitality is your diligence as an owner. At Winnetka Animal Clinic, our veterinarians and staff are dedicated to assisting you and your aging pet every step of the way.
What to Expect
With advances in both medicine and pet nutrition, dogs and cats are living longer and more fulfilling lives. This increase in lifespan, however, is accompanied by an increase in diseases and ailments that can affect your pet. Considered seniors once they reach 7 or 8, their yearly exams become invaluable for managing their overall health.
Some of the procedures we will perform include:
Through a collaborative effort between owner and vet, senior pets can experience optimal vitality throughout their golden years. For more information about senior pet care, or to make an appointment for your senior pet, we invite you to contact us today.