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Taking your dog to a veterinarian for primary care can help keep your animal friend healthy and can extend his or her lifespan. At Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital in Bloomington, IL, we help pet owners with dogs keep their furry friends healthy. The more you know about the type of care your dog needs and how you can get your dog proper veterinary care, the easier it will be to keep your dog healthy.
Vaccinations are injections stimulate the immune system. By helping your pet build up immunity to deadly diseases and common illnesses, vaccines can protect your dog's health, extend your dog's lifespan and can prevent your dog from contracting a deadly illness. At Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital in Bloomington, we encourage all pet owners to get their pets vaccinated. We know it's hard to keep track of your pet's vaccination schedule, so we give pet owners regular reminders to help them keep track of their pet's vaccination schedule.
Vaccines can be divided into two groups: core and non-core vaccines. Core vaccines are the most commonly needed vaccines. These vaccines are given to all pets.
Non-core vaccines are specialized vaccines that are given to pets that are at risk for certain diseases. At Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital, we help pet owners determine which types of non-core vaccines are appropriate for their pets.
Rabies is a public health risk that can infect people as well as animals. The best way to prevent the spread of rabies is to vaccinate pets and protect them from infected animals.
Dogs are susceptible to parasitic infections like heartworms and intestinal parasites. Infected dogs can pass some diseases on to their owners, so keeping your pet parasite free can help protect your pet and the rest of your family from illness.
Intestinal parasites are transported into your yard by wild animals near your property. These pests live inside your pet's intestinal tract. At Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital, we search for intestinal parasites by looking through your pet's fecal matter.
Heartworms are parasites that are spread by mosquito bites. At our veterinary clinic, we use blood tests to detect whether or not your pet has an infection. We use heartworm prevention to protect pets from heartworm.
Dental work is an important part of pet care. Our dental care services can ensure that your dog has healthy teeth and gums. We provide oral examinations, tooth fillings, extractions and more. To help you maintain your pet's oral hygiene, we'll also teach you how to brush your pet's teeth.
As your Bloomington Veterinary Hospital, we're proud to keep your dog safe and healthy. Contact your veterinarian in Bloomington for dental care, vaccines, parasite protection and more at 309-663-1414.