We all want our pets to stay healthy so we can enjoy them as much as possible. We also know that, as wonderful as our staff members are, coming in to see us is not always top on your priority list! Everyone has busy lives and veterinary visits can really interrupt a busy schedule. Yet regular, routine preventative care for your pet can help you minimize those unexpected vet visits and keep your pet in optimal health for the long haul.
At Campus Commons Pet Hospital, the following are the mainstays of our general wellness philosophy and approach.
Annual Office Visits
We recommend an annual wellness exam for your pet. This is so that once a year, our veterinarians can look at your pet and be sure there are no indicators of a problem looming on the horizon. As needed, we can perform vaccinations, prescribe flea, tick and/or heartworm preventatives or tackle any other general health services at this time.
In this day of vaccine controversy, we take the middle road. Pets, like people, can be over vaccinated, and some of them can have reactions. Therefore, we always want to assess the risk to your pet of a particular disease before giving any vaccinations. Also for this reason, if we decide that it is in your pet’s best interest to spread out a vaccine series, we will not charge an additional wellness exam to do so. > Read More.
Flea, Tick & Heartworm Prevention
Even if your pet is mainly indoors, flea and tick prevention is important for a healthy pet. All it takes is for one person to track a flea into your house during the summer and you can have a big problem on your hands, both for your household and for your pet. And as Sacramento is a known heartworm area, heartworm prevention for dogs is critical, as heartworm can be a fatal disease. Here at Campus Commons Pet Hospital, we stock a variety of flea, tick and heartworm preventatives and can help you choose a product that is best for your pet’s particular needs. > Read More.
Spay & Neuter
We know that spaying or neutering your pet is an important decision to make as a pet owner. By spaying or neutering your pet, you can positively improve your pet’s health and longevity, and you can be an important part of the solution to help end the homeless animal population in our country. At Campus Commons, we resolve to make all of the spay/neuter surgeries we do as safe and painless as possible. We do a number of extra things before, during and after each surgery to make sure that happens. > Read More.
Microchipping is another service we offer our healthy pets. This involves placing a small radio-frequency identifier (RFID) chip about the size of a grain of rice under your pet’s skin. It’s as easy as giving a vaccine, with no anesthesia required. If your pet is ever lost, local shelters and veterinarians all have scanners to read the information on the chip, so they can reunite you with your lost pet. > Read More.
Testing & Diagnostics
Routine diagnostic testing can identify a myriad of issues that could be jeopardizing your pet’s health or causing your pet discomfort. We offer both routine testing for dogs and cats, plus we offer a very comprehensive testing package to check for many things that could be going wrong internally with your pet. > Read More.