Ralston Vet’s Good Pharmacy Policy
Pet Lumps and Bumps
Bad Breath? Bring them to us.
Preventative medicine is the best medicine
Pet Insurance, Yes or No?
Pet insurance. Do you have it? Have you thought about it? Are you wanting to get it? Well, we are here to give you some things to consider about pet insurance. What are things to look for in a plan? When would it be of use? Why does your pet need it? Why would you not want an insurance plan? You and your family have health insurance, you have car and homeowners insurance, and so should your pet. Most plans cover preventive visits, accidents and medications. How many times have you said you wish you could claim your pet on taxes or that the bill wasn’t so high? Too many times to count, right? We hear it all the time, that healthcare for your pet can be expensive. Did you know that insurance companies reimburse you for certain services or products purchased during that visit?
Canine Influenza Update
Due to recent outbreaks of Canine Influenza at dog shows in the south eastern portion of the US,
Ralston Vet is recommending dogs traveling to areas with outbreaks be vaccinated for Canine Influenza. We will be vaccinating patients 7 weeks of age and
older at high risk of infection with a Canine Flu vaccine. This vaccine covers both the H3N2 and H3N8 strains of the virus. To achieve immunity your dog must
be vaccinated and then receive a booster vaccine 2-4 weeks later
Why does my pet need a nose to tail exam?
Preventive pet healthcare is a very important role in your pet’s life. Just as we see the dentist at least twice a year or your physician annually, your pet also needs to see their doctor at least once a year for a checkup other than times when they aren’t feeling well. These checkups are important for your pet to receive a physical exam to check for any changes or new concerns that have come up as well as giving the vaccinations needed and checking samples. Every year, your pet needs a physical examination done. We call these our Preventive Care Exams.