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Wellness & Vaccinations
Are you working hard to keep your companion happy and healthy?
Since pets cannot manage their own health, it’s up to us to ensure they are properly cared for. One of the most effective ways to do this is through routine wellness care. When you bring your pet in for regular checkups, we can take measures to prevent disease and diagnose medical problems early. By staying on top of your pet’s health, we can prolong the amount of time you both get to share with one another.
My pet seems fine. Do I really need to keep that upcoming appointment?
While we’ll always be here to support your pet’s needs if he or she becomes sick, waiting until that happens could be a serious mistake. That’s because animals are masters of disguise. They are excellent at masking the signs of illness and have a high tolerance for pain. Meanwhile, medical problems are allowed to develop and worsen as they go undetected.
Wellness care allows us to prevent your pet from becoming sick in the first place. It also lets us identify subtle signs of health concerns so they can be treated right away, before they can cause real problems for you and your pet.
During a wellness visit, we will examine your pet from nose to tail. We’ll also develop, implement and maintain a customized vaccination schedule. This will help to prevent many common diseases that can affect companion animals. Wellness visits also include weight measurement, nutritional advice, parasite control, discussions about lifestyle and much more.
At each appointment, the doctor may recommend certain diagnostic tests, such as blood work. This will provide insight into your loved one’s current health status and help to detect the signs of illness early. By examining and charting your pet’s normal body function on a regular basis, we’ll be able to establish a baseline for future comparison. That way, if and when anything changes, we can address the situation in the most timely and effective manner.
Finally, keeping that scheduled wellness exam will give us the chance to get to know you and your pet better. Building a rapport and gaining your pet’s trust is fundamental to delivering the highest level of care. The more we come to understand your companion’s individual needs, the more we can tailor our approach to managing his or her health.
You want your pet to enjoy a long, happy and healthy life and so do we. Let’s work together to make that happen!