Affordable Care

Affordable Care

Preventative routine health care is the key to longer, happier lives for both you and your pet. It is our goal at Cape Horn Pet Clinic to make your pet’s care convenient and affordable. Here are a few ways we can help:
$6 Sundays: The third Sunday of each month we will offer the $6 Sundays. We understand that times are tough and we sometimes have to make difficult decisions regarding our pets health care and costs. We want to make sure your pets are cared for even in tough times. $6 Sundays is a walk in clinic where the usual office fee ($29.00) is only $6.00, any medications needed, are charged separately but at a $6 Sunday discounted price.

$6 Wednesdays: $6 Wednesday is offered, on a walk-in basis, the third Wednesday of each month, from 8 AM to 11 AM, as our way to help some folks out. On this day we see patients with medical concerns as well as healthy pets in need of vaccines. Our exam fee is discounted to $6 (regularly $35 and $40).

Overview of Vaccines

DOGS

-Rabies: First given at 12 weeks of age, it is a 1 year vaccine the first time your pet receives it and a 3 year vaccine thereafter. Required by law.

-DHPP (Distemper): Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus. This combination vaccine is first given between 6 and 8 weeks old and boostered every 3-4 weeks until 20 weeks of age. If the animal is 16 weeks of age or older and receiving the vaccine for the first time, it will need to be boostered in 3-4 weeks to be effective. The vaccine will then be good for 1 year. After second 1-year rabies vaccine, the vaccine will be good for 3 years.

-Leptospirosis: 4-way Leptospirosis, given at 12 weeks and 20 weeks of age and then yearly thereafter. This vaccine may be in combination with the DHPP vaccine if indicated by the doctor.

-Bordatella (Kennel Cough): This vaccine is recommended for all dogs who are around other dogs. Whether it be a friends dog, a kennel or grooming facility or the dog park if your dog comes in contact with other dogs this vaccine is recommended. Our oral liquid version of this vaccine will be much appreciated by Fido, the old way was up the nose!! This vaccine is yearly.

-Lyme: A series of two vaccines 3-4 weeks apart will protect your pet from those nasty tick bites. We live in an endemic area, we recommend vaccination once a year thereafter. (Not to replace flea and tick prevention.)

-Fecal Exam: Recommended annually for all pets. Things we are looking for are intestinal parasites (ie: hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, giardia).

-Heartworm Testing: Started around 1 year of age this yearly test, tests for Heartworm, Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, Anaplasmosis.

CATS

-Rabies: First given at 12 weeks of age, it is a 1 year vaccine the first time your pet receives it and a 3 year vaccine thereafter. Required by law.

-FVRCP (Distemper): Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia. This combination vaccine is first given between 6 and 8 weeks old and boostered every 3-4 weeks until 20 weeks of age. If the animal is 16 weeks of age or older and receiving the vaccine for the first time, it will need to be boostered in 3-4 weeks to be effective. The vaccine will then be good for 1 year. After second 1-year rabies vaccine, the vaccine will be good for 3 years.

-Feline Leukemia: A negative FELV/FIV test is required before vaccine administration. The first vaccine can be administered at 12 weeks of age, boostered in 3-4 weeks and annually thereafter. This vaccine is recommended for all outdoor cats.

-Fecal Exam: Recommended annually for all pets. Things we are looking for are intestinal parasites (ie: hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, giardia).

-Feline Leukemia, Feline Aids test: This blood test must be performed before starting your cat on the Leukemia vaccine. Recommended yearly on all outdoor cats.

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