Preventative medicine is the key to your pet’s lifelong health. It means annual exams, immunizations, spaying or neutering and dental cleanings, as well as a geriatric profile for our senior patients. We offer expert recommendations and all the information you need to make educated decisions about your pet’s care.
Adult Care: Regular wellness exams will confirm your adult pet is healthy and help catch problems before they become serious.
Vaccinations: Safe immunizations are tailored especially for your pet based on his or her lifestyle and potential exposure to diseases.
Dental Care: Routine tooth cleaning and polishing is an important part of preventative medicine. Approximately 80% of dogs and cats over three years of age are affected by some type of dental disease. Left untreated, it can result in discomfort, pain and loss of teeth. Infected gums and tartar buildup play host to a large number of bacteria that can find their way to other parts of your pet’s body, leading to major health problems.
Senior Care: An annual geriatric profile for senior pets includes blood work to look at organ function, as well as white and red blood cells. We also suggest a urine sample to ensure the kidneys are functioning properly. We may recommend radiographs to check that the heart, lungs, kidney, spleen, liver, as well as other internal organs, appear normal.
Puppy/Kitten Care: If you recently adopted a puppy or kitten, please visit us for a complete physical exam as soon as possible. We’ll screen your new friend for health problems, fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, and discuss your puppy or kitten’s nutritional needs with you. This helps ensure your new family member is healthy and won’t transmit disease to other pets in your home.
Puppies and kittens are especially vulnerable to parasitic infections. Proper screening and preventative products can help protect them against intestinal worms, fleas and heartworm disease. Puppies and kittens also have immature immune systems that make it difficult to fight off disease.
If you notice any of the following, give us a call immediately:
- Weight loss
- Excessive drinking and/or urination
- Loss of appetite or lethargy
- Behavior changes
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- Skin lumps, bumps or irritation
- Bad breath, plaque on teeth or bleeding gums
- Ear odors, redness, scratching or head shaking
- Trouble urinating or defecating