Middletown Pet Wellness Services

middletown pet wellnessThe Right Pet Healthcare Makes All the Difference

Our Middletown veterinarians and staff at Main Street Veterinary Clinic strongly believe prevention is the key to your pet's long-term health and well being. If a health problem can be detected in its earliest stages, there is a far greater likelihood it can be resolved, or at least managed, with less difficulty, less expense, and greater success.

Your pet's wellness examination at Main Street Veterinary Clinic includes our commitment to:

In addition, when indicated we may recommend the following:

During each examination we take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and give you all the information you need to be the best caregiver to your pet. Good communication is critical to this process and we take the time make sure you understand all your options so you can make intelligent, informed decisions.

middletown pet vaccinesVaccinations

Vaccinations are the number one way you can provide immunity to your pet from serious infectious diseases. However, not every pet requires the same series or frequency of vaccinations. At Main Street Veterinary Clinic we tailor our vaccine protocols to your pet based on his or her age, lifestyle, environment, and recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Adult Dog and Puppy Vaccines

Core Vaccines: Distemper, Bordetella, Rabies

Non-Core: Lyme Disease, Influenza (Flu)

Adult Cat and Kitten Vaccines

Core Vaccines: Feline Distemper, Rabies

Non-Core: Feline Leukemia (for cats that go outside)

Caring for Your New Puppy or Kitten

Bringing a puppy or kitten home is an exciting time for you and your family! In general your puppy’s or kitten’s first year of care at Main Street Veterinary Clinic will include:

Puppy and kitten visits are an excellent way to get your new pet started on the road to a happy and healthy life. At Main Street Veterinary Clinic we hope to take these important first steps together! Please call today to schedule an appointment for your new friend!

Senior Pet Care

Pets in their senior years - those of about 7 years of age and older - begin to go through a gradual reduction of their capabilities. However, many of the conditions responsible for this deterioration can be amenable to treatment. For example, most dogs develop arthritis in varying degrees over the age of seven; while our senior feline companions are prone to kidney disease. There are many effective treatments for these, and other, common older pet conditions. Early diagnosis is the best way we can offer your beloved pet an extended period of vitality and good health.

Middletown Flea and Tick Prevention

Fleas and ticks are more than a nuisance; they can carry diseases dangerous to you and your pet.

Prevalent tick-borne diseases in Delaware and Maryland include Lyme Disease and Ehrlichiosis; both of which can cause significant illness in dogs.

Fleas are most abundant during the warm weather; however, if left untreated they can be a problem year round. Most animals are at least mildly allergic to flea bites; some sensitive pets can further develop painful reactive skin infections.

We have many safe, effective options for flea and tick control; including topical and newer oral medications. Most of these medications are administered once a month and have significantly greater efficacy than products available in your local pet or grocery store. We can help you navigate the bewildering number of flea and tick products available and choose what works best for you and your pet's needs.

middletown pet wellness servicesHeartworm Disease

Heartworm disease is a serious, life-threatening disease transmitted by mosquitoes. It affects dogs and, to a lesser extent, cats. Today, Heartworm disease is found almost everywhere in the continental United States.

Clinical symptoms of Heartworm disease develop very slowly. Early symptoms include lack of energy, exercise intolerance, coughing and difficulty breathing. Because Heartworm disease is increasing in frequency and is a serious and deadly condition, we recommend your dog be tested at 6 months of age and then annually.

Fortunately, Heartworm disease prevention is simple and effective. We stock oral and topical heartworm preventatives. Some of these products also protect against other internal parasites and this can be a confusing topic, especially if your pet already uses a flea and tick preventative. Your veterinarian is your most accessible resource for this kind of question; please call us to find out more information on how to protect your pet from these dangerous parasites.