Wellness & Preventative Care

Wellness & Preventative Care

Preventative care helps us prevent infectious diseases like those caused by parasites and viruses. Preventative care encompasses:

  • Fecal testing and deworming
  • Heartworm testing
  • Vaccinations based on your pet’s needs and lifestyle
  • Heartworm and flea preventatives given monthly at home

Wellness care helps us detect problems or diseases early in their course when we generally have more options for treatment and/or have a better outcome from instituting prompt treatment. Examples include:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Heart disease
  • Endocrine diseases like diabetes and thyroid disease

Wellness care encompasses comprehensive physical exams and diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, to screen for diseases we are concerned about either from the pet’s physical exam findings or from the pet’s likelihood of developing certain conditions based on heredity.

Keeping your pet happy and healthy involves more than veterinary care. We emphasize a holistic approach to health, which includes:

  • Proper diet
  • Plenty of exercise and play for dogs and cats
  • Training and socialization
  • Providing an optimum home environment to reduce stress