Pet Wellness Care

At Green Oaks North Pet Hospital, we recommend annual wellness care visits to help keep your pet happy and healthy through all of their life stages.

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Pet Wellness Care in Arlington, TX

Physical Examinations

Physical examinations are just as important for your pet as they are for you. Our veterinarians recommend a complete physical examination for your pet at least once a year, although more frequent exams are encouraged. During your pet’s exam, our veterinarians will evaluate the following:

  • Eyes, ears, and nose
  • Check your pet’s teeth and oral cavity
  • Listen to your pet’s heart and lungs
  • Carefully examine the skin and coat, looking for any unusual lumps
  • Perform an orthopedic evaluation of the bones, joints and back
  • Palpate the abdomen for unusual masses or abnormally shaped organs

Wellness Programs

We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in a wellness program is rewarding for both pets and owners. Our wellness programs are designed specifically for you and your pet, which may include:

  • A comprehensive wellness exam
  • Internal parasite testing
  • Heartworm and flea prevention
  • Vaccinations
  • Specialized blood tests for all life stages.
  • Urinalysis
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Blood pressure
  • Glaucoma screening

Diagnosis & Treatment

With our MedRx docking system, our Veterinarians can show owners deep into ear canals and other areas to better assist in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as ear mites and other infections. Routine examinations and laboratory testing can help with the early detection of :

  • Allergies
  • Digestive problems
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Dental problems
  • Skin disorders
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Circulatory problems
  • Kidney disease
  • Eye, ear, nose, and throat conditions
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Tumors and cancer
  • Heart disease
  • And many more

Pet Vaccinations

Green Oaks North Pet Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for your pet. We offer vaccinations based on lifestyle with a comprehensive Wellness Evaluation. Our thorough examination optimizes your pet’s health with our doctor’s recommendations of specific breed risk testing and appropriate “Core Vaccines” based upon your pet’s health, age, and lifestyle. “Core Vaccines” are those that are recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

Keeping your pet properly immunized against infectious disease is one of the most important things you can do to ensure good health. Whether your pet is a couch potato or a social butterfly, we can help you determine the best vaccination choice. The Core Vaccines for Canines are: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Bordetella, and Rabies. The Core Vaccines for Felines are: Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia, Leukemia, and Rabies.

The use of Non-Core vaccines are only used when the doctor and client determine there may be an added benefit in maintaining your pet’s health. (Non-Core vaccines include Lyme, Leukemia, Leptospirosis etc.)

Before we begin a vaccination or health care regimen for your pet, we consult with you to develop a specific plan of action tailored to meet your pet’s needs, based upon your lifestyle. We enjoy having you as an active participant in planning what is best for your pet’s health.

The importance of vaccinations

Vaccinations are critical to the well-being of your pet, protecting them from potentially deadly viral diseases like Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, and Rabies in dogs; and Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus and Rabies in cats.

Our doctors will help you decide which vaccines are appropriate for your pet’s risk factors. Proper administration, giving a vaccine at the correct age and time interval is critical for proper protection. Vaccinations are particularly critical in young animals that have naive immune systems. Vaccinations typically start at 8 weeks of age and the puppy and kitten series is completed around 16 weeks of age.

Vaccinations are generally accompanied by doctor consultation and examination to ensure your pet is healthy enough for the vaccines. We send reminders to help keep you up to date on when your pets will be due for their vaccination boosters.

Recommended Schedule for puppies/dogs

8 weeks
Vaccination DHPP #1 (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, ) Leptospirosis #1

12 weeks
Vaccination DHPP #2 (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, ) Leptospirosis #2 and Bordetella #1, Lyme #1

16 weeks
Vaccination DHPP #3 (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, ) and Bordetella #2, Lyme #2 and Rabies

Age 1 Year
Vaccinations: DHPP, Rabies, Leptospirosis, and Bordetella
Your pet should be vaccinated for Rabies every three years thereafter. Other vaccination schedules will be discussed at the time of your pet’s annual examination.

We recommend Bordetella every 6 months if your pet is exposed to other dogs in situations like grooming, boarding, and dog parks.

Recommended Schedule for kittens/cats

8 weeks
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) test; FeLV #1 – Feline Leukemia

FVRCP #1 (Panleukopenia (Distemper); Rhinotracheitis (Herpes); Calicivirus)

12 weeks
FVRCP #2 (Panleukopenia/Distemper, Rhinotracheitis/Herpes, Calicivirus)

FeLV #2 – Feline Leukemia (based upon your kitten’s lifestyle)

16 weeks
FVRCP #3 (Panleukopenia/Distemper, Rhinotracheitis/Herpes, Calicivirus)


Age 1 Year
Vaccinations: FVRCP, FeLV (based upon your pet’s lifestyle); and Rabies.
Your cat should be vaccinated for Rabies every three years thereafter. Other vaccination schedules will be discussed at the time of your pet’s annual examination.