Family Pet Clinic 2

Preventative Care

Keeping your pet healthy is always preferred to treating sickness or injury. That’s why we recommend preventative care as the first line of defense, including regular exams, vaccinations, and other services.

Examinations

An annual wellness examination is recommended for all pets, with senior pets generally requiring closer to two general wellness exams per year.

At these wellness exams, our doctors will conduct a full nose-to-tail check-up to evaluate your pet’s overall health. We’ll check their ears, mouths, joints, heart, lungs, and more— all to determine whether their baseline level of health is at an acceptable place and whether there are any issues to watch out for. We’ll also happily answer any questions you have about your pet’s health, and check any particular areas of concern that you’re worried about or want our opinion on during your pet’s visit.

We may also recommend specific treatments for anything we find, or make recommendations about dietary changes, exercise and lifestyle needs, or other adjustments to your pet’s physical habits.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an absolutely essential part of any pet’s preventative health plan. Not only can vaccinations keep your pet healthy and even safe their life, vaccinating your pet is also a community service that keeps your animal from infecting others with diseases and viruses that could lead to their death.

We offer personalized vaccination plans based on your pet’s lifestyle, species, breed, and unique circumstances. That said, here are some of the most common vaccinations we offer.

Core Canine Vaccines

  • DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza)
  • Rabies

Core Feline Vaccines

  • FVRCP (feline distemper)
  • Rabies

Non-Core Canine Vaccines

  • Bordetella
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme
  • Canine influenza virus

Non-Core Feline Vaccines

  • FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)

When we first meet with you and examine your pet, we’ll recommend a vaccination schedule that will ensure they’re fully protected as soon as possible.

Parasite Control

You may not be able to see them, but parasites are all around the places where your pets live, explore, walk, and roll around in the grass. Parasites range from those you can see outside your pet (fleas, ticks, and mosquitos) to intestinal parasites that make a home inside your pet.

These parasites are more than just pests— they can pose serious health risks to animals, including death. Fortunately, year-round parasite preventative treatments can protect your pet against these parasites.

When designing a parasite control plan, our expert team will account for specific factors in your pet’s lifestyle, location, and risk of exposure to determine the best parasite prevention medication for their unique needs.

We’ll also test for existing parasites regularly, usually through the form of a fecal exam or blood exam.

Microchipping

Microchipping involves the insertion of a tiny microchip just beneath your pet’s skin, usually along the neck or back. This microchip contains data about your pet’s home address, a phone number to contact you in the case they’re lost, and more. 

Microchipping is a great way to ensure that your pet’s identifying information is always with them and can be read by a dog shelter or other facility that may end up with them if they become lost. Collars and tags can be lost or removed, but microchips will always be there. Plus, you can update the information online anytime in the event that you move or get a new phone number.

Microchipping is a fast, easy, and low-pain procedure that can be completed in just minutes.

Nutrition & Weight Management

Because our pets don’t understand how their eating habits affect their overall health, it’s up to us as owners and the people that care for them to determine the right diet and exercise needs for them.

Pet obesity is a growing problem, and it can have devastating effects on health. Obese or overweight pets experience joint pain, increased risk of life-threatening disease, and an overall reduction in quality of life. Animals should be able to run, jump, and play freely. Weight problems interfere with that lifestyle

Don’t worry— we’re here to help. If your pet is experiencing weight management problems, we’ll give you all the resources and tools you need to get them back on the right track towards improved health.

Join the Family Pet Clinic 2 Family Today!

Located on the corner of Bridgetown Pike and Woodbine Avenue, directly next to Lower Southampton Elementary School.

Phone: 215.357.6357

Email: info@fpcvets.com

  • Monday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed