Pediatric and Senior Care

At Nokomis Pet clinic, our goal is to identify medical conditions before they become health problems in any age pet. Because many health problems frequently occur during the first six months of life, or when a pet is an older adult, pediatric and senior pets often require the most veterinary attention. At Nokomis Pet Clinic, we work with owners to provide the level of care that you desire for your pet, whether they are young or old.

Pediatric Care

Puppies and kittens should receive physical exams, have their stool checked for intestinal parasites and get their first round of vaccinations at six to nine weeks of age. Additional check-ups and vaccines are given every three to four weeks until they are sixteen weeks old, at which point they may receive their last puppy/kitten vaccine and be vaccinated for rabies. These pediatric visits are also a good opportunity to discuss and receive information on behavior, spaying/neutering, nutrition and disease prevention, especially for first-time pet owners.

Senior Care

Advances in veterinary medicine are helping dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives. Since pets age faster than people do, we recommend that senior pets receive a thorough physical examination every 6-12 months. To help detect the subtle changes that may indicate a disease and allow us to slow or prevent its progression, we may recommend annual routine lab work (blood count and chemistry, urinalysis and thyroid function tests) for your senior pet. While some age-related diseases may not be preventable, early detection and intervention is vital to manage them successfully.