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SOUTHERN PINES, NC 28387

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Senior Wellness Programs

Our Pets Golden Years

Pets age at a much faster rate than humans do. Your pet is considered a senior when they reach the age of seven. At this time, and every year thereafter, we recommend performing a "Senior Health Panel" that is either ran in-house or sent to our outside laboratory. This lab work evaluates the organ systems of your pet’s body, including the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets along with liver, kidney, protein, electrolyte and sugar values. It also includes a thyroid function test and a urinalysis. We know that as your pet ages, certain changes can occur. It is important to catch these changes early to prevent or slow down certain negative processes.

Another important part of senior health is twice yearly examinations. A lot can change with your pet physically in just a short time. Twice yearly examinations allow the Veterinarians at Pinehurst Animal Hospital to diagnose and treat problems earlier in any given situation.

Vaccinations for Dogs 6 and Over -Pinehurst Animal Hospital
-Bordetella
-DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvo, Parainfluenza) *Given once every 3 years
-Leptospirosis – yearly
-Rabies (3 year Vaccine) *Given once every 3 years
-Lyme if desired

-Flu H3N8 and H3N2 if desired
-Intestinal Parasite TestHeartworm Test


-Annual Diagnostic Tests:
CBC and Chemistry Panel
This blood work allows us to evaluate your pet’s internal health. Early detection provides the best treatment options for recovery. One in ten outwardly healthy pets have hidden disease revealed with diagnostic testing

Dental Examination Every year your pet’s oral health will be evaluated. Dental cleanings are necessary to prevent gum erosion, tooth decay, and even bone loss. The bacteria found in an unhealthy mouth have access to the pet’s bloodstream and can adversely affect vital organs like the heart and kidneys. Dental Health products are recommended.

Heartworm prevention: Heartworms are a preventable fatal disease. Prevention should be given every month for the pet’s entire life whether indoors or outdoors. We carry Heartgard plus. This product prevents heartworms, and controls intestinal parasites.


Flea Control: We carry Nexgard and Bravecto. Nexgard is given by mouth once monthly to prevent/treat fleas and ticks. Bravecto is given by mouth once every 3 months to prevent/treat fleas and ticks. No more need for topical products.  Nexgard and Bravecto acts fast – They start killing fleas within 3 hours, and ticks within 8 hours. We also carry Seresto collars as an alternative to an oral product. These collars prevent fleas and ticks for 6-8 months.

Vaccinations for Cats 6 and Over-Pinehurst Animal Hospital

-FVRCP Vaccine

-Feline Leukemia Vaccine​​

-Rabies (3 year Vaccine) *Given once every 3 years

-Intestinal Parasite Test

-FeLV/FIV test For pets that have never been tested or are at risk for contracting the diseases (i.e. outdoor exposure/fighting)


Annual Diagnostic Tests:

 CBC and Chemistry Panel
This blood work allows us to evaluate your pet’s internal health. Early detection provides the best treatment options for recovery. One in ten outwardly healthy pets have hidden disease revealed with diagnostic testing.


Dental Examination- Every year your pet’s oral health will be evaluated. Dental cleanings are necessary to prevent gum erosion, tooth decay, and even bone loss. The bacteria found in an unhealthy mouth have access to the pet’s bloodstream and can adversely affect vital organs like the heart and kidneys. Dental Health products are recommended.

Heartworm and flea Prevention: Prevention should be applied topically once a month with Advantage Multi or every 3 months with Bravecto, for your pet's life. Prevention should be given whether your pet is 100% indoors or not.Indoor cats are still very likely to get heartworms and fleas. Prevention is best!Heartworms are a preventable, fatal disease. Advantage Multi is a liquid applied topically to the skin which not only prevents heartworm infection (for which there is no treatment in cats), but also treats/prevents: ear mites, fleas, sarcoptic mange, and intestinal hookworms and roundworms.