Annual preventive care with a licensed veterinarian is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that your pet(s) live longer, healthier lives and enjoy their time with you to the fullest. This sentiment is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association. By providing preventive care you allow us to detect health issues such as heart disease or endocrine dysfunction, cancer, dental disease and early signs of kidney failure.
In many cases animals won’t show symptoms until advanced stages of disease. Your pet depends on you to advocate for him or her. Immediate intervention increases the odds for successful treatment. Regular preventive care also helps to monitor chronic conditions such as arthritis or allergies that can severely impact your pet’s quality of life.
Preventive care should include: immunization and physical examination, tests for heartworms and intestinal parasites, flea and tick control, nutrition and behavior management, dental care and routine bloodwork. We work together with pet parents to create custom treatment plans for each patient and provide important reminders for when these services are due.
With new information frequently available, veterinary medicine is in a constant state of growth. Regular preventive care allows us to communicate with you about updated medical treatments. This helps in maintaining and improving your pet’s health. An annual exam is a small investment in effort, time and money compared to the return investment you recieve in your fur baby’s overall quality of life.