Buck Creek Veterinary Clinic, P.C.

10972 North State Rd. 3
Knightstown, IN 46148

(765)345-2103

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Preventative care is an important part of being a pet owner.  Unfortunately, we cannot prevent many of the illnesses/problems that pets can get, but we can use the tools available to us to help our pets stay as healthy as possible.

 

Annual Checkups

Yearly vaccination appointments and examinations are a key component of preventative care.  These visits allow you to express any concerns that you have and also ask any questions.  During these exams, the doctor will:

    • Listen to your pet's heart
    • Check their body condition and score it on a body condition chart
    • Look at their teeth, gums, and score their tartar and gingivitis levels
    • Exam their body for lumps, bumps, rashes, etc.
    • Check their knees for injury or arthritis

If the doctor finds any areas of concern while examining your pet, he or she will discuss these with you and recommend a plan of action.


    Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are crucial to preventing diseases in pets and in people as some diseases are zoonotic.  Our core vaccinations for dogs include DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza), Leptospirosis, Rabies, and Bordetella (Bronchitis/Kennel Cough).  In addition to these standard vaccines, we carry a Lyme vaccine that is given on a case by case basis.  The vaccines your dog receives will depend on their age and vaccination history.  We also recommend Heartworm testing and year round prevention.  

    Our core vaccinations for cats are Rabies and FVRCPP (Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia Psittaci).  We also carry a FVRCPP/Leukemia combination vaccine for outdoor cats or those in a home with a Feline Leukemia positive housemate.  In order to start your feline friend on this vaccine, we would need to perform a test first to ensure that they were not positive for Feline Leukemia.  When adding a new cat or kitten to your household, we also recommend testing for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). 

     


     

    Preventative Products

    Parasites

    Internal and external parasites can be a problem in both dogs and cats.  We have a variety of products to help you prevent/control these infestations.

    Dental Care

    Pets need dental care just like their owners to prevent a variety of health issues.  We stock a selection of dental products to help you care for your pet's teeth at home.

    • Advanced Dental Chews
    • Drinking water additive
    • Fingerbrush and toothpaste
    • Greenies Dental Chews
    • Oral Cleansing Gel
    • Therapeutic Mouthwash                          

    Other

    We carry an array of over-the-counter pet products to assist you in caring for your pet.

    • Thundershirt
    • Anxiety medication
    • Bitter spray (to stop inappropriate chewing)
    • Ear Cleaning solutions
    • Fatty Acid supplements
    • Hairball Medication
    • Pet Vitamins