Beautiful dog during medical appointmentThe idea of pet wellness is very similar to that of humans; “well” visits allow us to build a foundation for optimal, lasting health. With that in mind, preventing illness with vaccinations, proper nutrition, and exercise are top priorities. Through regular wellness care, your pet can lead a longer, healthier, and happier life. Who could ask for more?

A Proactive Approach

Pet wellness visits create an opportunity to address conditions before they worsen and require costly emergency care. Because pets age faster than humans, taking a preventive approach can also reveal age-related problems in a timely manner, improving health outcomes for your senior pet.

Status Quo

Lifelong health means paying attention to your pet’s vaccinations and parasite prevention. During your pet’s wellness visit, we assess age, lifestyle, and other risk factors before administering any boosters. For additional information on pet vaccinations, please check out our current specials. Remember, preventing disease is much easier and more cost-effective than treating or curing an illness.

Protecting your pet from fleas, ticks, and heartworm is also crucial. Because some parasites are contagious to people, we recommend routine blood and fecal screenings to keep your entire family safe. We can counsel you on which products are right for your pet; please do not attempt to administer parasite prevention without consulting a veterinary professional.

Pet Wellness Through Screening

Speaking of screenings, we may run certain diagnostics during your pet’s routine wellness exam. This may include a urinalysis or blood chemistry panel.

Other aspects of pet wellness include the following:

Pet Wellness Begins Early

Spaying or neutering a young pet has many advantages. It not only decreases the occurrence of unwanted pets in our community, but it also provides lifelong benefits to your pet. “Fixed” pets have lower risks of mammary or testicular cancer. Plus, this simple surgery can cut down on your pet’s desire to roam, fight, or mark territory.

A Long, Healthy Life

Our team is happy to tailor a pet wellness plan to you and your companion.  At True Care Veterinary Hospital, we always provide the best possible service to every patient regardless of lifestyle, age, or circumstance.

Please check out our iCare Pet Health Program and call us with any questions or concerns.  And, if at any time your pet does become injured or ill, even if he or she just isn’t quite “acting right” or is lethargic, please contact us right away for our expert advice.

True Care Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital offering a caring staff, advanced technology and diagnostics, hospitalization, surgery, dentistry, intensive care, and so much more!  We look forward to helping you create a longer, healthier, happier life for your pet!