Well Care

VaccinationAt Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital we care about the quality of life for all your pets. There is no doubt that the best way to ensure a long and healthy life is following a regular course of preventative care.

Vaccinations

Not all veterinary vaccines are created equal.

In 2013, we changed our Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine to an oral annual vaccine. Our research and our desire to continually improve upon our patient care allowed us to evaluate the effectiveness of several veterinary vaccines. We learned that not all vaccines are created equal.

The vaccination products that are used at Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital are:

  • Purified to limit extraneous proteins and cellular debris that are not needed in the vaccine. This helps minimize potential side effects.
  • Have less volume which helps limit pain from the injection site of the vaccine and allows for less vaccine volume injected over the pet’s lifetime.
  • Some of the vaccines are combined into one injection limiting injection site sarcomas in cats.

We are very proud to offer these highly effective, safe, and pain limiting vaccines. Give us a call to further discuss our vaccines and protocol coverage for your pets.

For more information regarding our vaccines and the risk assessment for your pet, please visit these websites: www.bevaccinesmart.com, www.bronchi-shieldoral.com, www.biviultraduramine.com, www.leptoinfo.com, and www.lymeinfo.com.

Here is a recommendation by a nationally known veterinarian for the vaccine products we use:

Dr. Marty Becker’s Top Ten New Pet Products

Puppies & Kittens

Vet with kitten and puppyWe vaccinate for serious disease without over vaccinating and also test for and treat common parasites such as giardia, coccidia, roundworms and hookworms which can retard growth and cause serious disease in your puppy or kitten, as well as infect humans. We’ll get you off to a good start on proper nutrition, which is key to a long, healthy life. This may include supplements with vitamins and minerals. Our staff is happy to discuss behavioral issues, training techniques and answer questions common to the new pet owner, including proper dental care, grooming issues and when to sterilize the pet. Your pet may have genetic or hereditary traits specific to their breed and the doctors at Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital have the expertise to look for evidence of problems.

Dogs & Cats

Veterinarian with catThe doctors at Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital believe in a comprehensive physical examination, during which time we update vaccines as needed. Screening for parasites common to our area are also performed. For instance, whipworms (trichuris vulpis) are very common in northeastern Ohio and can cause several diseases such as scaly skin, itchy paws and intermittent loose stool or vomiting. Additional health screening for internal signs of stones or disease may be recommended on an individual basis, as well as discussing benefits of dietary supplements for older pets to correct for changes as they age.

Pocket Pets

Our doctors are all trained in performing post-purchase examinations, well visits, and treatment of ailing hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs and other small mammals. We guide you in proper diet and husbandry, cage size and bedding type.

Rabbits

Vet with a rabbit on lapA healthy rabbit requires proper nutrition and proper care for teeth. We also perform sterilization surgery, which is especially important in females (does) to prevent early death from ovarian/cervical cancer.