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Wellness Care

Overview

Regular wellness care is a vital part of your pet’s health care plan, and our experienced veterinary team offers comprehensive preventive care. We take the time to customize a wellness plan to ensure we meet your pet’s healthcare needs, and we are here to answer any of your pet-related questions.

Wellness examinations

Pets are excellent at hiding illness and pain, and serious conditions can go undetected until they are in advanced stages—which is why routine wellness exams are critical for your four-legged friend. These visits allow our team to establish a normal baseline for your pet, track small changes over time, detect health problems in the early stages when they are easier to manage, and adjust your pet’s wellness plan as needed. The frequency of wellness exams typically depends on your pet’s age:

  • Puppies and kittens — Puppies and kittens grow quickly and should be evaluated by a veterinary professional every few weeks until they are 16 to 18 weeks of age to ensure they are progressing well, and to receive vaccination boosters that protect them from dangerous infectious diseases.

  • Adult pets — As long as your adult pet appears happy and healthy, they should be assessed by a veterinarian once a year.

  • Senior pets — Senior pets are at higher risk for health issues, such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and thyroid disease, and should be seen by a veterinarian at least every six months.

Vaccinations

Keeping your pet up to date on their vaccinations helps keep them healthy, but not every pet needs every available vaccine. Our team will devise an appropriate vaccination protocol for your pet’s specific needs and lifestyle.

Parasite prevention

Parasites such as fleas, ticks, intestinal worms, and heartworms target pets and can cause serious health problems. Year-round parasite prevention is important to protect your four-legged friend, and testing can help detect unknown issues. At your pet’s annual wellness check, we may recommend:

  • Heartworm testing

  • Tick-borne illness screening

  • Fecal check to detect intestinal parasites

We recommend year-round heartworm, flea, and tick prevention for every pet. Parasite preventives are available in numerous forms, from chewable treats to injectable medications, to make administration easy and convenient. Our team can help you decide which products are best for you and your pet.

Microchipping

Many pets go missing every year, and without appropriate identification, most never find their way back home. Microchipping your pet is a quick, easy process that provides permanent identification that can’t be lost or removed. Once implanted, all you have to do is register the microchip and keep your contact details updated on the microchip registry site.

Nutrition counseling and weight management

More than half of U.S. pets are overweight or obese, which increases their risk for many serious health problems. Our team can provide nutrition counseling to help keep your pet at a healthy weight, and can also work with you to devise a safe weight loss plan if your four-legged friend needs to lose a few extra pounds.