Pet Wellness Services
An Ounce of Prevention Equals a Pound of Cure
Prevention is the key to your pet's long term health. If a health problem or issue can be detected in its early stages, there is a far greater likelihood that it can be resolved and treated with less difficulty, less expense and greater success.
Our veterinary team recommends your pet receive regular annual examinations at Aloro Pet Hospital. These examinations are our chance to assess your pet's overall health, discuss any changes we observe, and educate and update you on advancements in medical care. We also welcome the opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
Pet Wellness Care for a Lifetime of Good Health
When you bring your pet to Aloro Pet Hospital, our veterinarians work with you to create a lifetime preventive health care plan that takes into consideration your pet's age, breed and lifestyle. Your pet's yearly wellness examination at our veterinary hospital in Valley Village includes our commitment to:
-Examine teeth, throat and oral cavity
-Check vision and examine the eyes
-Examine the ears for infection, ear mites, allergic reaction and other related health issues
-Examine the respiratory system
-Assess your pet's heart
-Test your pet's reflexes
-Palpate lymph nodes and abdomen
-Inspect the skin
-Palpate joints and muscles for arthritis and other orthopedic conditions
-Parasite screening and blood work to create a baseline should your pet become ill between wellness visits
During each of your pet's examinations, we also take the time to consult with you regarding your concerns, answer your questions, and keep you up to date on all the information you need to be the best caregiver to your pet. Good communication between you and your pet's doctor ensures your beloved companion is receiving the optimal care and attention he deserves, so he can live a long and healthy life.
Balanced Vaccination Programs
Vaccinations are important for keeping pets healthy and free from disease; however, not every pet requires the same series or frequency of vaccines. At Aloro Pet Hospital our veterinarians determine a vaccination protocol based on your pet's lifestyle, susceptibility to disease, our geographic location, and the most current recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Our goal is to provide a balanced vaccination schedule that guarantees needed protection while not over-vaccinating your pet.
Adult Dogs & Puppies
Core: DHLPP-C (combined Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis,
Parainfluenza, Parvo and Corona), Bordetella, Rabies
Non-Core: Lyme disease, Rattlesnake
Adult Cats & Kittens
Core: FVRCP-C (combined Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis,Calicivirus,
Panleukopenia, and Chlamydia)
Non-Core: FIP, FeLV, Rabies
Caring for Your New Puppy or Kitten
Bringing a puppy or kitten home is a very exciting time for you and your family. Energetic and affectionate, they are a true source of joy. Our doctors and veterinary team at Aloro Pet Hospital share your excitement and are here to support you with individualized puppy and kitten wellness programs and home care guidance.
Like human infants, puppies and kittens require special attention to grow and develop well. Your puppy or kitten's first year of care at our veterinary hospital in Valley Village will include:
-Physical Examinations: Your puppy or kitten's lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens should have 3-4 exams between the ages of 8-16 weeks. These visits are important because they provide our veterinarians with an opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and administer vaccines.
-Vaccinations: Due to their developing immune systems, puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Because every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and/or breed and according to the suggested medical guidelines.
-Diagnostic Testing: Puppies should be tested for Heartworm and kittens should be tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS.
-Additional Recommendations: Your veterinarian will also discuss and recommend other services, such as spaying, neutering and microchipping.
We take plenty of time during these visits to give your puppy or kitten a thorough examination, which includes detection of potential congenital problems, offer health care and training advice, and talk with you about any concerns you may have. This is your new kitten or puppy and we're happy to answer all your questions.
Senior Pet Care
Your pet experiences a gradual reduction of their physical capabilities as they transition into their senior years, just as humans do. The staff at Aloro Pet Hospital can help you manage this process through proper veterinary care, thereby offering your beloved pet an extended period of vitality and good health. Preventive care tailored to your pet's age, breed, lifestyle and other factors can help prevent common diseases or detect them at early, easily treatable stages.
There is also an important role for you to play as your pet's primary caregiver. While you cannot control age-related decline, you can influence your pet's activity level, living conditions, access to quality senior veterinary care and daily nutrition. With help from your veterinarian at Aloro Pet Hospital, you can manage these factors to prolong your pet's good health and vitality, and increase his or her well-being, even as his or her pace slows a bit.
Flea and Tick Prevention in Valley Village
Unfortunately, California provides fleas a great climate that allows them to vigorously thrive and act as a year-round nuisance to you and your pet. Consider the following flea facts:
-A single flea can bite your pet up to 400 times a day
-A female flea can lay 2,000 eggs in its 2-3 month life span
-Fleas can transmit serious diseases such as Bartonellosis (the bacteria that causes "cat scratch disease" in people) and parasites like tapeworms
-The adult flea you may see only represents 5% of the infestation; the rest is in often unseen egg, larval, and pupae stages that are in the process of becoming biting irritants to your pets
Although ticks are less of a problem in our area, they can carry a variety of serious illnesses, including Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis in certain parts of the country. If you plan to travel to an area where these diseases are a problem, please consult with a member of our veterinary team about the precautions you can take to protect your pet.
Fortunately, there are many safe, effective flea and tick control products including Frontline, Advantage, Revolution, Comfortis, and Trifexis, along with flea baths and flea and tick spray available at Aloro Pet Hospital. Our veterinary team will help you choose the correct preventive regimen based on your pet's risk factors and health status. Once a year, it is important to discuss with your veterinarian which external pest control products are ideal for your household, based upon the everyday life of your pet.
Heartworm Disease and Your Pet
Heartworm disease is a serious, life-threatening condition transmitted by mosquitoes. It affects dogs and, to a lesser extent, cats. In the U.S., Heartworm disease is most common along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from the Gulf of Mexico to New Jersey and along the Mississippi River and its major tributaries. Although it is very rare in Southern California, it has been reported in dogs in all 50 states.
To best protect your pet's health, our veterinarians recommend Heartworm preventives despite the infrequency of the disease in our area. The same medicine that prevents Heartworms from developing also kills and prevents other types of intestinal worms like Giardiasis, a common parasitic disease that can infect your dog or cat. For dogs, a once-a-month heartworm preventive can be given as a chewable treat. Cats are protected by applying a drop of Heartworm prevention liquid to the skin once a month.
Keeping Your Rabbit Healthy
Along with comprehensive care for dogs and cats, our veterinarians and medical team offer optimum wellness care for your adorable pet rabbit. Rabbits normally conceal their illnesses in the wild to survive attacks from their predators. As a result, their medical problems can go unnoticed for long periods of time. By the time you recognize there is a problem with your pet, the condition is often extremely serious.
Since it is often difficult to determine if your rabbit is ill, we strongly recommend physical examinations twice a year to check for health problems plus annual monitoring to check for nutritional and husbandry-related conditions. With semi-annual medical examinations by a veterinarian at Aloro Pet Hospital, problems are often diagnosed before they become serious medical conditions.
Should your rabbit require intensive care or hospitalization, you can feel confident the veterinarians and medical team at Aloro Pet Hospital have the technology, experience and skill needed to care for your pet.
If you would like more information about the veterinary wellness services that Aloro Pet Hospital offers for your pet or to schedule an appointment at our animal hospital in Valley Village, please call (818) 766-8197.