Animal Wellness Services 2018-01-19T21:47:16+00:00

Animal Wellness Services

Thank you for being a responsible pet owner and contacting FixFürLife to schedule an appointment for vaccinating your pet(s). You’re taking an important first step to ensuring a healthier and happier life for your pet, and a healthier and safer community for us all.

All listed vaccinations and preventatives will be administered by an Animal Care Specialist at the Hill Country SPCA.

Schedule a Wellness Appointment

  1. Send an email to info@fixfurlife.org letting us know what specific services you need for your pet and a couple of convenient dates and times to bring your pet into the SPCA. An FFL coordinator will contact you within 72 hours or less to schedule your appointment.
  2. Or call us at 830.307.6019 and leave a message about requested services and available dates/times.

Services and Fees

Vaccination and Preventative Packages

Dogs – $30.00
Package includes heartworm test, DHPP vaccination, deworming, microchip

Cats – $30.00
Package includes FVRCP & FeLV vaccinations, deworming, microchip

Ala Carte Services

Dogs
Bordetella – $15
DHPP – $15
Deworming – $3
Microchip – $10
Heartworm Test – $15

Cats
FVRCP – $10
FeLV- $20
Deworming- $3
Microchip – $10
FIV/FeLV Test- $20

Wellness for Your Pet: Information on Important Vaccines, Tests and Microchipping

Feline leukemia vaccine is used to protect pets against the feline leukemia virus (FeLV). This virus is transmitted to pets through contaminated sources such as food and water bowls.

The FVRCP vaccine shot is a vaccine that combines several core vaccines that should be administered to all felines. The FVRCP vaccine includes the following essential vaccines:

  • FVR, which protects against the feline viral rhinotracheitis, a respiratory infection caused by the herpes virus This infection, also known as feline influenza can advance and affect the lungs and may even be fatal in some pets
  • The C in the FVRCP vaccines stands for FCV is the feline calicivirus which may also cause an upper respiratory infection
  • The P in the FVRCP vaccine shot designates the potentially fatal feline panleukopenia virus that causes the cat distemper, which can be transmitted through bodily fluids, feces or fleas.

Deworming (sometimes known as worming or drenching) is the giving of an anthelmintic drug (a wormer, dewormer, or drench) to a human or animal to rid them of helminths parasites, such as roundworm, flukes and tapeworm.

FIV (Antibody) The SNAP FIV/FeLV Combo Test is a rapid immunoassay for detection of specific antibodies to feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) in feline serum, plasma or anticoagulated whole blood. FIV is known as the “fighting cat disease” because it is transmitted through fighting and biting.

MicroChips: No bigger than a grain of rice, a pet microchip is a radio-frequency identification transponder made up of just a few components encased within a slender capsule of bioglass, which is used extensively for implants in both humans and animals. Some microchips have anti-migration features to ensure capsules stay in place by bonding with the tissue under the animal’s skin.

  • A microchip’s sole function is to store a unique ID number that is used to retrieve a pet parent’s contact information—it differs from a Global Positioning System, which is used for tracking, and requires a power source such as a battery.
  • When a microchip scanner is passed over the skin of a microchipped pet, the implanted microchip emits an RF (radio frequency) signal. The scanner reads the microchip’s unique ID code. The microchip registry is called, and the registry company uses the ID number to retrieve the pet parent’s contact information from the pet recovery database.
  • Most animal shelters and veterinary hospitals in the U.S. have global scanners that read pet microchips from most manufacturers.

Distemper Vaccination: The canine distemper vaccine is a common shot dogs first get when they are between the ages of 4 to 20 weeks. Dogs are then given booster shots of the vaccine based on their veterinarian’s recommendation. Distemper vaccinations are recommended because of how highly contagious virus is and the danger it poses to dogs.

Heartworm Test is to check for the evidence of the parasite Dirofilaria immitis, more commonly known as heartworm, in your dog’s bloodstream. The test should be performed on any dog showing signs of heartworm disease, e.g. exercise intolerance, coughing, loss of appetite, weight loss, labored breathing, or heart disease.