Preventative & Wellness Care

A Healthy Pet Starts with Wellness Care Provided by Shiloh Animal Hospital!

We believe that it is essential to build and maintain a strong foundation for your pet’s health from birth. Preventative health care is the key to ensuring that your beloved friend lives a full and healthy life. It all starts with our comprehensive “nose-to-tail” wellness exams. We recommend twice yearly wellness exams so that we can detect the earliest signs of diseases, changes in weight, dental disease, etc., to minimize discomfort for your pet and overall cost of care. It is always better to catch things early on rather than trying to treat more advanced disease.

Our Vaccination Philosophy

At Shiloh Animal Hospital, we believe in individualized patient care, and that is no different when it comes to vaccine recommendations. While we do heavily recommend an initial series of pediatric vaccines to most patients in order to provide necessary immunity, every pet’s needs are different throughout their lives.

What Makes Shiloh Different?

  • In-House Titer Testing is our primary annual recommendation for dogs prior to administering additional Distemper-Parvo vaccinations. Using a very small blood sample, this test allows us to see during your dog’s visit if he or she is still protected from prior vaccinations. For some dogs, a booster vaccination is needed; for many, however, protection lasts far longer than the labeled vaccine.
  • Non-Adjuvanted 3-Year Feline Rabies. In keeping with our desire to provide the highest quality, safest vaccines on the market, we purchase only non-adjuvanted Rabies vaccines for cats. For several years, the only safe vaccine available for feline Rabies was labeled for a single year, but there is now a 3-year option for those cats who do not appreciate being poked on a yearly basis.
  • ​Bordetella, Leptospirosis, FVRCP, & Feline Leukemia Vaccines. At Shiloh Animal Hospital, vaccine programs are tailored for the individual animal and take into account the pet’s breed, lifestyle, geographic location, and health status. You will be an active partner in making vaccination decisions for your pet. While a dog who spends their days in the woods or at the lake might need a Leptospirosis vaccine, an apartment dog who sees mostly cement outside might not. Vaccines are not one-size-fits-all, and we want to make sure that each patient is receiving the right ones for their overall health and lifestyle.

Flea, Tick, & Heartworm Control

We offer a variety of options for use against common parasites such as ticks, fleas, and heartworm. Together we will decide which option is best for your pet by factoring in your priorities, your pet’s general health, and the environmental conditions in your geographical location.