1317 Bayswater Ave.,   Burlingame, CA   94010
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Burlingame Pet Wellness Services

Burlingame Pet Wellness CareWellness Care for a
Lifetime of Good Health

Prevention is the key to your pet's long term health here in San Mateo County. The veterinarians and medical team at Camino Real Pet Clinic in Burlingame recommend that your pet receives a complete wellness examination once a year. If a health problem or issue can be detected in its early stages, there is a far greater likelihood that it can be resolved and treated with less difficulty, less expense and greater success.

Regular examinations are our chance to assess your pet's overall health, discuss any changes we see, educate and update you on advancements in medical care and for you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

Your Pet's Wellness Examination at Our Burlingame Veterinary Clinic

When you bring your pet to Camino Real Pet Clinic, our veterinarians work with you to create a lifetime preventive health care plan. Our commitment to you and your pet's health begins with an annual examination which includes:

  • Examine teeth, throat and oral cavity
  • Check vision and examine the eyes
  • Examine the ears for infection, ear mites, allergic reaction and other related health issues
  • Examine the respiratory system
  • Assess your pet's heart
  • Test your pet's reflexes
  • Palpate lymph nodes and abdomen
  • Inspect the skin
  • Palpate joints and muscles for arthritis and other orthopedic conditions
  • Fecal screen for parasites
  • Complete blood work for pets > 10 years of age

During each examination, we also take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and keep you up to date on all the information you need to be the best caregiver for your pet. Good communication between you and your pet's doctor ensures that your dog or cat is receiving the optimal care to support a long and healthy life.

Burlingame pet vaccinationsBalanced Vaccination Programs

Vaccinations are important for keeping pets healthy and free from disease. However, not every pet requires the same series or frequency of vaccines. At Camino Real Pet Clinic, our veterinarians determine a vaccination protocol based on your pet's lifestyle, susceptibility to disease, our geographic location, and the most current recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association. Our goal is to maintain optimal health and protection while not over-vaccinating your pet.

Recommended Vaccines

Adult Dogs
Core: Rabies and DHPP
Non-Core: Bordetella, Lyme disease, Leptospirosis, Rattlesnake

Adult Cats
Core: Rabies and FVRCP
Non-Core: FeLV

Puppies
Core: DHPP and Rabies
Non-Core: Bordetella, Lyme disease, Leptospirosis, Rattlesnake

Kittens
Core: FVRCP and Rabies
Non-Core: FeLV


Caring for Your New Puppy or Kitten

The first year of care for your new puppy or kitten is the most important. Like human infants, puppies and kittens require special attention in order to grow and develop well. Our team of veterinarians and technicians partner with you to create a custom health plan so that your new companion receives the vaccinations and examinations required to get the best start in life.

Your puppy and kitten's first year of care includes:

  • burlingame pet wellness examsPhysical Examinations: Your puppy's or kitten's lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens should have 3-4 exams between the ages of 8-16 weeks. These visits are important because they provide our veterinarians with an opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines.
  • Vaccinations: Due to their developing immune systems, puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Because every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and/or breed and according to the suggested medical guidelines.
  • Diagnostic Testing: Kittens and puppies should be tested for intestinal parasites. Kittens should also be tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS.
  • Additional Recommendations: Your veterinarian will discuss other services, such as spaying, neutering and microchipping.

We take plenty of time during these visits to give your puppy or kitten a thorough examination, which includes detection of potential congenital problems, offer health care and training advice, and talk with you about any concerns you may have. This is your new kitten or puppy and we're happy to answer all of your questions.

Senior Pet Care

As with humans, pets in their senior years begin to go through a gradual reduction of their physical capabilities. However, this process can be slowed and managed through proper veterinary care thereby offering your beloved pet an extended period of vitality and good health. Additionally, preventive care tailored to your pet's age, breed, lifestyle, and other factors can help prevent common diseases or detect them at early and easily treatable stages.

There is also an important role for you to play as your pet's primary caregiver. While you cannot control age related decline, you can influence your pet's activity level, living conditions, access to quality senior veterinary care, and daily nutrition. With help from your veterinarian at Camino Real Pet Clinic, you can manage these factors in order to prolong your pet's good health, vitality, and increase his or her well-being, even as his or her pace slows a bit.

Peninsula Flea and Tick Prevention

California offers fleas a perfect combination of temperature and humidity that allows them to vigorously thrive and be a nuisance to you and your pet year-round. Consider the following "flea facts":

  • One single flea can bite your pet up 400 times a day
  • A female flea can lay 2000 eggs in its short 2-3 month life span (up to 50 eggs per day)
  • Fleas are an intermediate host frequently to blame for internal tapeworm infection
  • The adult flea you see only represents 5 percent of the infestation, the rest is unseen egg, larval, and pupae stages, in the process of becoming biting irritants to your pets

Click here to read Top Ten Flea Myths pdf.

Although ticks are less of a problem in our area, in certain parts of the country they can carry a variety of serious illnesses, including Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Anaplasmosis. If you plan to travel to an area where these diseases are a problem, please talk to one of our veterinarians about the precautions you can take to protect your pet.

Fortunately, there are many safe and effective flea and tick control products available at Camino Real Pet Clinic, and our veterinary team will help you choose the correct preventive regimen based on your pet's risk factors and health status. We can also recommend which external pest control products are ideal for your household, based on the everyday life of your pet.

Heartworm Disease and Your
San Mateo County Pet

Heartworm disease is a serious, life-threatening disease transmitted by mosquitoes. It affects both dogs and cats. In the U.S., Heartworm disease is most common along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from the Gulf of Mexico to New Jersey and along the Mississippi River and its major tributaries. Although it is uncommon in San Mateo County, we do see 2-3 cases per year, and other parts of the state have a high incidence of Heartworm disease.

To best protect your pet's health, our Burlingame veterinarians recommend Heartworm prevention. Altough infrequent in our area, Heartworm disease does occur and it can be deadly. Moreover, the same medicine that prevents Heartworm also kills and prevents other types of intestinal worms that are common here and infect your dog or cat. Please ask one of our veterinarians to recommend a preventive medication that is right for your pet.

If you would like more information about the San Mateo County veterinary wellness services that Camino Real Pet Clinic offers for your pet or to schedule an appointment at our animal hospital, please send us an email or call (650) 344-5711.