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Red Oak Location Phone: (712) 623-5511
Address: Red Oak, IA 51566

Villisca Location Phone: (712) 826-5522
Address: Villisca, IA 50864

Wellness and Preventive Care

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One of the best ways to help your pet live a long and happy life is regular routine care.

We provide a broad range of preventive care services, including microchips, vaccines, routine lab work, and annual exams. Regular exams and check-ups will keep your pet happy and healthy. Annual exams will allow us to catch dental issues, address any systemic diseases like liver or kidney disease, find ear infections, and spot any other potential health issue. When you are in for your annual exam, we will also discuss heartworm testing and preventives and flea and tick preventives.

Puppies and Kittens

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When a new puppy or kitten joins your home, we typically want you to bring them in when they are 6-8 weeks old. The exact timing for when you will want to come in can be dependent on the breed. Puppies and kittens both need a series of important vaccines to stay healthy, and we can work with you to develop a personalized vaccine schedule for your pet.

The recommended age for spaying and neutering depends on a variety of things, including the breed of your animal. There are many great reasons to have your pet spayed or neutered, like:

  • Decreased risk of cancer
  • Less infections
  • Can help with behaviors like marking and aggression, especially in males
  • Helps minimize the homeless pet population

Please call us and ask us about our next Spay and Neuter clinic for cats.

Senior Pet Care

Being considered a senior pet really varies in age based on breed. Your veterinarian will give you a better idea of when your pet reaches senior years after an evaluation. Our senior pets sometimes need a little more tender, loving care, but getting older itself is not a disease. We will work with you and your senior pet to let you know if you can continue to come in once a year or if we need to see you a little more often. With older animals, we will typically recommend blood panels each time we see your pet to keep an eye on any conditions that might crop up.

If it's time to schedule a wellness exam for your pet, please call us or fill out an appointment request form.