Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work become even more important. Annual exams and simple blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us important information about your pet’s’ health. We understand the changes your pet will have as he or she becomes older, and we also know the importance of keeping pets healthy as they enter their golden years.
Puppy & Kitten Care
Puppy and kitten vaccines and parasite prevention are critical, and we highly recommend beginning the their visits as soon as you get your new pal. The first visit is designed to help with any questions or concerns you may have. Every new pup or kitten gets a kit with a free dose of heartworm prevention, and extra education to help him or her get off on the right paw. Check out our vaccinations page for our vaccine protocols for puppies and kittens.
With continued improvement in veterinary care and available veterinary medicines, animals are living longer lives. This means that some diseases and conditions that were once rare are now more common in this older population. Our senior pets can experience arthritis pain, mobility issues dementia or loss of senses, incontinence, tumors, and organ function changes. The changing health care needs of our pets are really like those of people. Older animals need special care. But now, with preventative medicine many of these health challenges can be managed and progression can be slowed.