Veterinary Pet Care Services In Winnipeg
Wellness services are one of the main things a pet owner looks for in their vet in Winnipeg, and at St. Norbert Animal Hospital in Winnipeg. providing your pet with his basic routine care is at the forefront of our practice. By providing routine pet exams, and communicating with you about your pet's health we can help you see that your pet is cared for as needed depending on his age and lifestyle. We provide services such as thorough physical pet exams, set up vaccination schedules, discuss your pet's activities and lifestyle, detect and treat parasites, give advice when considering a new pet, and provide guidance for any behavior issues you may be dealing with.
One of the key components of keeping a pet healthy is seeing that they are properly vaccinated against common ailments that could potentially cause your pet great discomfort, and in some cases shorten their lives. While you want your pet to have the vaccinations she needs, you also don't want to overdo it. If you receive services for your pet for boarding or grooming, having up to date records of all pet vaccines is especially important, and are usually required before those services are rendered. At St. Norbert Animal Hospital, we want to make sure that your pet gets what they need, but not more. We provide vaccinations for both cats and kittens as well as puppies and dogs, and have standard recommendations for felines and canines.
Feline Vaccination recommendations for adult cats include
- Feline Distemper/Upper Respiratory (FVRCP) every 1-3 years
- Rabies every 1-3 years
- Feline Leukemia (FeLV) Yearly, or less, depending on exposure
Kitten Vaccination recommendations
FVRCP —start 8 weeks, then boosters at 12 weeks and 16 weeks.
Rabies—at 16 weeks
FeLV —Optional based on exposure, 2 doses given 4 weeks apart.
Canine Vaccinations for Adult Dogs
Distemper/Adenovirus/Parainfluenza/Parvovirus (DAPP)— 1-3 year vaccines
Rabies—1-3 year vaccine.
Bordetella (Kennel Cough) —Annually or earlier, as needed based on high exposure environments
Lyme—annually, as needed based on your pet’s lifestyle
Puppy Vaccines Recommendations
DAPP —start 8 weeks, then boosters at 12 weeks and 16 weeks.
Rabies—at 16 weeks
Bordetella (Kennel Cough) -- as needed. 2 doses given 4 weeks apart.
Lyme—as needed for puppy’s lifestyle, 2 doses given 4 weeks apart.
If your pet is not feeling well, sometimes the only way to tell what is wrong is through official diagnostic methods. Our animal hospital in Winnipeg is equipped to provide a wide range of diagnostic services, including
Laboratory Services which includes
- Blood and/or Urine analysis
- Fecal testing
- Cell abnormalities
- Cultures to look for bacteria, fungi, or infection
Digital X-rays - which provide quick answers without the harmful chemicals of traditional x-rays.
Spay and Neuter services are available, and pricing is dependent on the size of the pet. We recommend spaying (females) and Neutering (males) all dogs and cats 6 months or older.
When your pet needs surgery, there is a lot involved to make sure that your pet is as prepared for the surgery as possible and increase the likelihood of success. This means your vet in Winnipeg will perform a pre-surgical exam the day of the surgery to have an adequate assessment of your pet's health. At St. Norbert animal hospital, we also have specifically designated staff to pets who need to be hospitalized or have surgery, and we a limited number of scheduled surgeries to assure that your pet receives the attention they need and deserve. Because there are risks to any surgery, we take the time to analyze your pet's blood before using anesthesia to identify any special concerns specific to your pet. Also, during surgery we provide IV fluids to maintain fluid balance and provide a means to deliver emergency medication if needed. Monitoring equipment is used to keep close tabs on your pets vital signs during surgery, and a post surgery pain management plan in the hospital and back home. Most surgeries that pets need can be performed by the veterinarians on our staff, and in the rare occasion where a special operation is required, our close relationships with a board certified surgeon allows us to still help you assure that your pet has the quality care they need,
The need for pets to have healthy teeth and gums is important for a number of reasons. Not only can problems cause things such as bad breath and be painful for your pet, but it can also lead to major health problems that can actually shorten his life while at the same time diminishing the quality. That's why services such as tooth extraction, periodontal therapy, tooth cleaning for dogs and cats, digital dental radiography, and providing advice on nutrition and how to assure good oral hygiene for your pet at home is an important part of the services provided by your veterinarian in Winnipeg Manitoba
At St. Norbert Animal Hospital in Winnipeg we know there is a lot that can happen that isn't planned. In order to handle being your emergency veterinarian in Winnipeg, we are open 7 days a week and have extended hours available, so that our main clinic is prepared for most emergencies. In the event that your pet needs emergency care outside of office hours, we have a close relationship with Pembina Animal Emergency hospital that will handle your pet's emergency and transfer care back to us once we're open.
Schedule Pet Wellness Care With Our Winnipeg Veterinarian at St. Norbert Animal Hospital
Whether your pet needs a wellness visit, some form of routine surgery, or is facing an emergency, St. Norbert Animal Hospital in Winnipeg can help. Contact us at (204) 261-7376 to schedule an appointment.