Benefits of Preventive Care
- Preventing disease
- Identifying problems and diseases in the early stages
- Providing the quality of life you wish to give your pet
A physical exam is one of the best tools available for keeping your pet healthy. Your veterinarian will examine your pet from nose to tail and point out anything that can or needs to be done to maintain your pet’s health. Your veterinarian will have the opportunity to inform you of the most recent recommendations in pet health care and help you to make informed decisions about your pet’s health.
Our vaccination protocol has been developed through guidelines of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the most respected organization for the education and accreditation of the foremost veterinary hospitals in the United States. We tailor our recommendation to your pet’s specific needs and the lifestyle of your family.
Diagnostic testing can show evidence of disease or simply provide a baseline for future reference. Our in-hospital lab is equipped to give us fast and accurate results, allowing your veterinarian to address your pet’s health condition in a timely manner. Diagnostic testing may also serve as a pre-anesthetic screen prior to a surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia.
Routine Spay & Neuter Surgery
Pet-population control is important, and altering your pet to prevent unwanted litters of puppies and kittens is strongly advised. However, there are other reasons to spay and neuter your pet. Spaying females helps to prevent mammary and uterine infections and cancers. Neutering males helps to prevent prostate and testicular cancers. Altering your pet may also control some of the hormonal urges that can lead to undesirable behaviors.
Dental care is one of the most effective ways to prolong your pet’s life and prevent the chronic discomfort that accompanies dental disease. For humans, caring for our teeth and gums is part of our daily routine. Without care serious problems with our teeth and gums would develop. Your pet needs dental care to prevent problems too. Those pets that receive routine dental care have fewer heart, lung, kidney, and liver problems as they mature, as well as nicer breath!