Routine Services

When Your Pet Needs Routine Preventive and Therapeutic Services

Count on the Caring Staff at Salem Animal Hospital

Salem Animal Hospital offers a wide range of routine preventive and therapeutic medical services. Count on the caring staff at our location in Delmont, Pennsylvania, for:
  • Basic Dental Care
  • Complete Veterinary Services
  • Ear & Eye Examinations
  • Flea & Tick Control
  • Internal & External Parasite Prevention and Treatment
  • Nutritional Consultations
  • Physical Examinations
  • Pregnancy Care & Monitoring
  • Puppy & Kitten Programs
  • Routine Vaccinations
  • Weight Management
  • Wellness Programs
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Scheduling Vaccinations for Your Favorite Dog or Cat

Our caring staff at the Salem Animal Hospital recommends scheduling vaccinations for your favorite dog or cat with us. We vaccinate according to each client’s individual needs. Core vaccinations are typically recommended for ALL canine and feline patients, as indicated.
Non-core vaccinations are recommended based on specific risk factors (which vary as diseases spread through or leave our area) or as new information becomes available. Vaccination recommendations are dynamic, and the specific vaccination recommendations for your companion animal may vary significantly from the list below. These are general guidelines.
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Dogs:Core: Non-Optional

Canine (Dog) Core Vaccinations We Strongly Recommend

The diseases that these vaccinations provide immunity from have a high mortality rate, are widespread in our area, and cause significant suffering for those afflicted. The core vaccinations that we typically strongly recommend for all of our canine (dog) patients include vaccinations that provide significant protection from contracting:
  • Canine Adenovirus (CAV)
  • Canine Distemper Virus (CDV)
  • Canine Parvovirus (CPV)
  • Rabies
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Dogs: Non-Core: Optional

Canine (Dog) Non-Core Vaccinations are Available

Non-core vaccinations are optional. These provide protection against diseases that are less common (except in certain environments) and less lethal. Optional canine (dog) vaccinations that are available for protection against:
  • Bordetella Bronchiseptica
  • Borrelia Burgdorferi (Lyme Disease)
  • Canine Influenza Virus (CIV H3N8)
  • Canine Parainfluenza Virus (CpiV)
  • Distemper-Measles Combination Vaccine
  • Leptospira spp.
Cats:Core: Non-Optional

Feline (Cat) Core Vaccinations Recommended for Protection

The vaccinations that these diseases provide immunity against are very common in our local area. If contracted, these diseases cause intractable agony for their feline victims, with most dying because of their infection. The core vaccinations that we recommend for all of our feline (cat) patients include vaccinations that provide significant protection from contracting:
  • Feline Calicivirus (FCV)
  • Feline Distemper (FVRCP)
  • Feline Herpesvirus 1(FHV1)
  • Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV)
  • Rabies
Cats: Non-Core: Optional

Feline (Cat) Non-Core Vaccinations for High-risk Exposure

Non-core vaccinations are not required, but offer additional protection against diseases that may be less common and less lethal, except for certain animals at higher risk due to specific exposure. The optional feline (cat) vaccinations provide protection against:
  • Bordetella Bronchiseptica
  • Chlamydia Felis
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
  • Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus (VSFCV)

Why it is Important to Salem Animal Hospital That Your Pet is Vaccinated

Canine Parainfluenza Virus and Bordetella Bronchiseptica are associated with “kennel cough.” Most professional kennels will require that your dog be vaccinated against kennel cough prior to entry. Canine Influenza Virus (CIV H3N8) is airborne and has become endemic in Pennsylvania and poses a continuing risk to our patients. The Distemper-Measles Combination Vaccine is typically only administered when there is a recognized risk of infection.
The Borrelia Burgdorferi (Lyme Disease) vaccination is a recommended vaccination for puppies and dogs spending time outdoors where they might encounter the ticks that carry Lyme disease. Leptospirosis is more common in Allegheny County than in the rest of the state. You may consider the Leptospira vaccine to help protect your dog against this disease that is spread by wildlife urine and which causes fever, vomiting, and jaundice. 
The Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus are recommended for cats spending any amount of time outdoors or around other non-vaccinated cats. Feline Bordetella Bronchiseptica Vaccine is typically recommended for kittens living in crowded environments. Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus (VS-FCV) and Chlamydia Felis vaccinations are usually indicated when the risk of contracting the disease is high.
See Us for These Pet Dental Health Services
Dental health services available at Salem Animal Hospital include:
  • Routine Cleaning
  • Tooth Extraction
Dr. I Chaudry
6518 RT. 22 SUITE 438
Delmont, PA 15626
9:00 AM- 2:00 PM &
5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
SATURDAY- 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
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