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Your Pets Annual Visit

Pocono Lake Animal Hospital strives to build a lasting relationship between us, the pet parent and the patient. 

 We will just say it...   We love your pets too.  

With that being said,  we love when your pet is happy and healthy and we get to see you once a year for that annual wellness exam.  We, of course, will always be there for you if need us in the interum for when your pet is just not feeling themselves,  

Our annual visit page is dedicated to recommendations to keep your pet happy and healthy.  

It will give you an idea of what professional services that you would like performed and what the cost will be.

Our scheduled office exam is $50.00 

If you bring multiple pets, each additional pet is $25.00

Rabies Vaccine  Canine / Feline $35

COMING SOON - QR Smart Tags with every Rabies vaccine.

Rabies is a very serious disease transmitted by saliva either by bite wounds or saliva contact with open wounds. Incubation from time of exposure to symptoms is usually 3-6 weeks

in the dog but can be as long as 6 months. It attacks brain cells and causes neurologic symptoms.Once an animal gets rabies it is always fatal. Vaccination for rabies is required by state law for dogsand in many communities keeping cats up to date with the rabies vaccine is also required.

Bordetella Canine $30

This disease is usually caused by more than one virus

and/or bacteria. Usually bordetella bacteria and parainfluenza virus are the main culprits.  However, herpes virus, distemper and several other viruses can also be involved.  The disease is spread by nasal discharge or fomites. This vaccine goes into the nose instead of injecting under the skin.

Lyme Canine $35

Lyme disease is caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria and can be a serious debilitating disease. It is transmitted by the deer tick (and possibly other ticks as well).  The bacteria causes swollen lymph nodes, fever, joint pain, lethargy, inappetance and can lead to kidney disease and occasionally death. It is treated with antibiotics but there can be reoccurrence because it is very difficult to eliminate this bacteria completely.

Fecal Float $30 Canine / Feline

Fecals enable veterinarians to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, coccidia and giardia. Since intestinal parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are usually hidden from view. Unlike external parasites like fleas and ticks, most intestinal parasites are never seen. The only way to detect the presence of intestinal parasites and identify them is by doing a fecal.

IDEXX 4DX Test $55 Canine

The IDEXX 4DX test evaluates for heartworm disease and exposure to Lyme bacteria, Anaplasma, and Erlichia canis.

Heartworm Disease:  Heartworm is carried by mosquitoes and transmitted through bites. A positive heartworm test indicates the presence of worms within the dog’s heart. 

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease is caused by a bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, that is transmitted by a deer tick bite. The disease typically causes joint stiffness, fever, and loss of appetite, but in rare cases can also lead to renal failure. 

Anaplasma phagocytophilum: Anaplasma is a rickettsial disease that, like Lyme Disease, is transmitted via deer tick bites. The symptoms are almost identical to Lyme Disease, though it can also cause platelet loss and subsequent bleeding disorders. 

Erlichia canis: Erlichia is another tick-borne rickettsial disease. Its primary symptoms are bleeding disorders. It is endemic to the southern United States, and is rarely seen in Minnesota, usually only in dogs that have spent significant time in the

southern US. 

DAPPL Canine $30

Distemper: This disease is similar to human measles. It can cause fever, poor appetite, pneumonia and can continue on to cause neurologic symptoms and death. It is transmitted mainly through saliva but can be transmitted through any secretion.

Adenovirus type 2: This virus is a major cause of Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis. This causes irritation in the trachea, leading to a severe cough. This also protects the dog against Adenovirus type 1, which causes Canine infections Hepatitis.

Parainfluenza: The parainfluenza virus is one of several agents that can be part of the tracheobronchitis (kennel cough) disease. This virus causes mild disease unless combined

with another virus or the bordetella bacteria. It causes a dry hacking cough and watery nasal discharge but can progress to pneumonia. If left untreated it can even cause death. It is

transmitted by saliva and nasal discharge.

Parvovirus: This virus can cause severe, bloody diarrhea, severe dehydration, electrolyte imbalances and frequently death. It is transmitted through the feces. This virus is very hardy

and can live in the environment for months under the right conditions.

Leptospirosis: This is a bacteria that is found in many types of outdoor environments. The symptoms can be either kidney or liver failure, severe lethargy, fever, inappetance, vomiting, diarrhea and increased drinking/urination. Permanent kidney damage or death can also occur. It is transmitted through urine with contaminated water a likely source.

FELV Feline $25

Feline leukemia virus is moderately contagious, generally transmitted when a cat comes into contact with saliva from an infected cat (via social behaviors, such as mutual grooming and sharing food or water bowls). In-utero , mother-to-kitten transmission can also occur.  Because FeLV can affect almost any organ system in the body, clinical signs can vary significantly. In fact, some cats can seem perfectly healthy, but retain the ability to transmit the disease to others.

FVRCP Feline $25

Feline viral rhinotracheitis is a highly contagious disease that is cause by a feline herpes virus. Left untreated, this could cause severe upper respiratory infection and eye damage. 

Feline calcivirus is another highly contaguous disease which is actually airborne and is one of the leading causes of upper respiratory conditions in cats. 

Panleukopenia is a dangerous condition wherein the cats usually get conditions in the gastrointestinal tract, which causes diarrhea, dehydration and malnutrition which can lead to death. It has a 90% mortality rate for kittens, regardless of treatment.

For Your Senior Babies

Our pets unfortunately, age much quicker than we do.  As your pet enters its senior years (avg 7 years old depending on size), it is important to consider routine bloodwork ($150.00) as a part of their annual exam.

The purposes of clinical screening of healthy pets are to establish a baseline assessment for future comparison and to detect sub-clinical abnormalities at a time when preventive and therapeutic intervention may have the most benefit. To illuminate such conditions, there is no substitute for a thorough and complete history and physical examination. A wealth of scientific literature documents the presence of sub-clinical disease in some healthy-appearing animals; to illuminate such conditions, there is no substitute for a thorough and complete history and physical examination. In addition, subtle changes in laboratory test results may give an indication of the presence of underlying disease.

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