Groveway Veterinary Hospital takes care of all 22 service dogs within the Alameda County K9 Unit, a responsibility we are very proud of and take very seriously. We help the Sheriff department support their dog’s health and wellbeing, to make sure they are fit to protect our community.
On Wednesday 27th July Dr. Andrew Moffatt, Groveway Veterinary Hospital's Clinical Director, went to the Alameda County offices to talk to all the new K9 handlers who will be getting dogs this month. Dr. Moffatt discussed vaccinations, parasite control and prevention, dental health, fecal testing and regular examinations as the basis for good healthcare. We also discussed methods of heat stroke prevention in the hot weather when the dogs are training.
As part of the preventative wellness plan we have recently introduced for all dogs within the unit, we are using Vectra 3D (flea and tick control) and Proheart (6-month heartworm prevention). We are happy to share that our partners at CevaAnimal Health and Zoetis have generously sponsored 12 months’ worth of free product to support the K9 Unit.
It is Groveway Veterinary Hospital's great privilege to help the K9 team and their dogs. Our complete health wellness plan for these special dogs will make sure they live long, productive lives.