Kanyon’s Golden: The Finest Veterinary & Preventive Care for Puppies & Dogs
Is there any bond that is stronger than that of a human and their dog? At Kanyon’s Golden Veterinary Care, we not only understand, but also work to foster, the special relationship between people and their companion animals. Dr. Kristine Cyr recommends annual wellness check-ups for every canine companion: new puppy to golden oldie.
From the moment you walk through the doors at Kanyon’s Golden Veterinary Care, our professional staff will work to provide you with quality information and medical knowledge to benefit your canine companion, in any life stage. Whether you have questions regarding specific health concerns, or general questions about oral care, parasite control, nutrition, or training, Kanyon’s Golden is here to help.
Unique Health Maintenance Plans
Dogs benefit from regular physical examinations to identify medical issues and improve quality of life. Yearly visits to Kanyon’s Golden help maintain the highest quality of life and health for your loyal friend. Preventative care exams provide the opportunity for early detection and treatment of any developing health or dental issues; while nutritional guidance provides the foundation for overall good health and immune system support.
Dr. Kristine Cyr creates a unique health maintenance plan to meet your dog’s needs based on age, breed, overall health, and environmental risks. Vaccinations and wellness are key to overall health, and assist us in preventing serious and contagious diseases in your companion animals. At Kanyon’s Gold, our professional staff works to tailor a specific vaccine protocol for your canine friend.
A common misconception among companion animal owners is that all vaccines are created equal. At Kanyon’s Golden, we want our clients to understand the facts when it comes to vaccines and the different formulations available, as well as the possible side effects for your pets. Our goal is to provide our patients with the safest, and most effective vaccines available.
Canine vaccine protocols for core diseases vary based on age, health concerns, family lifestyle, and risk of exposure. The number and type of vaccine needed to build long term immunity depends on the dog’s age and previous vaccine history. Puppies receive a series of these vaccines given over a period of weeks, while most adults receive a combination of annual & 3 year vaccines if properly vaccinated previously. Seniors are vaccinated based on individual needs. By administering the TF rabies vaccine to our canine patients, we minimize negative side effects and provide superior protection.
Canine Tests & Vaccines:
Fecal Flotation—Identify harmful intestinal canine parasites
Giardia Elisa—Identifies giardia; zoonotic to humans
HW/Tick parasite panel—Blood test for Heartworm disease, E.canis, Anaplasmosis, Lyme Disease
DA2PP+CvK—A vaccination combination for distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvo, and coronavirus
DA2P (bordetella, adenovirus, and parainfluenza combination
Borrelia Burgdorferi vaccine—Lyme
TF Rabies vaccine
Canine Life Stages
At Kanyon’s Golden Veterinary Care, our professional staff takes time to discuss your dog’s life stage during regular wellness check-ups, and how this influences many factors. We explore the joys and challenges of these stages and advise you in the many ways to improve your pet’s quality of health and life.
- Puppy (the first 5–6 months)—In the first life stage, we focus on building immunity through proper series vaccination; assessing your canine for proper development and socialization; discussing comprehensive oral and preventive care, appropriate nutrition, parasite control: internal and external, behavior issues, and the medical value of spay or neuter surgery.
- Adult (6 months to 6+ years)—In this life stage, we work to address any remaining puppy issues; focus on maintaining your dog’s physical health and advancing positive canine behaviors; detecting any developing health concerns; assessing internal organ system condition and function through baseline bloodwork values; construct a vaccine protocol based on your dog’s personal needs; outline a nutrition and exercise program for weight control.
- Senior—In this life stage, we focus on meeting the above listed adult life stage factors with the additional objective of early diagnosis and treatment of developing medical issues and behavioral changes; Dr. Kristine Cyr recommends full veterinary check-ups at least twice a year to help maintain overall health and good quality of life for your canine companion.
The age at which your dog enters each life stage is influenced by many factors such as size, breed, genetics, and environmental exposures. Dr. Kristine Cyr is skilled in determining the life stage of your loyal companion and recommending appropriate medical therapies to enhance your canine’s quality of life and improve longevity.
Beyond Nutrition: Essential Canine Supplements
At every wellness visit, we weigh your dog and discuss appropriate diet and exercise regimes to address any concerns or changing needs. Our professional staff will also spend time discussing arthritis and how it affects your canine companion. Arthritis is a serious medical disease that tends to effect all canines in their lifespan, be they large or small.
At Kanyon’s Golden, we take the time to educate owners on the different supplements available and the positive effect they bring to any companion animal’s life. From joint supplementation to essential fatty acids for improved skin and coat, our goal is to improve your dog’s health.
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