CANINE WELLNESS CARE

Canine Wellness Care

The veterinarians at Pet Vet Family Pet Care Center we believe all dogs should see their veterinarian at least once a year.   Your dog will be due for vaccinations, and your dog’s health can change a lot in a year due to routine aging and genetic conditions.  By examining your dog and discussing your dog’s lifestyle and behavior with you, our veterinarians can determine if your dog may have any health issues of which you are unaware and catch emerging health problems before they become serious.

Wellness Exam

Your dog’s annual wellness exam includes a thorough examination, appropriate vaccinations, parasite control, nutrition, weight and behavioral counseling.  Our veterinarians will also be able to advise you on any preventative care measures that you can be taking to help your cat live a long and healthy life.  Of course, you can request your choice of veterinarian for your visit.

Physical Exam

  • Physical exam, which includes bone/Joint and muscle exam, skin and coat exam, heart and lung evaluation, eye and ear check, nutrition consultation and weight assessment, lifestyle and behavior consultation
  • Dental exam.  People often don’t notice the poor condition of their cat’s teeth.   After all, it can be difficult for pet owners to have a good look in their mouth.  Dental disease can lead to the spread of bacteria through the bloodstream, settling in vital organs such as the heart, kidneys and liver and causing serious illness.
  • Vaccines as needed.  There are many vaccines available to protect your dog from all sorts of diseases. Our philosophy is to avoid over-vaccination by vaccinating only for diseases that our patients are at risk of contracting. We follow the guidelines of the American Animal Hospital Association in choosing our “Core Vaccines.”  Dogs need to come in for an annual examination and vaccines will be prescribed as needed.

Health problems are always easier and less costly to treat when they are detected early.

Vaccination

There are many vaccines available to protect your dog from many diseases. Our philosophy is to use vaccines only for diseases that our patients are at risk of contracting. We follow the Guidelines of the American Animal Hospital Association in choosing our “Core Vaccines.”  During your annual visit, your veterinarian will discuss your dog’s lifestyle, and vaccines will be prescribed as needed.

It has always been our goal to recommend only vaccines that are needed for individual dogs, rather than having a one-size-fits-all protocol.

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