Woman veterinarian listens dachshundThere are various obstacles that prevent owners from bringing their pets in for regular wellness visits. Some have financial concerns; others only schedule an appointment when their pets are sick or injured. And let’s not forget how resistant some felines can be to any travel at all.

However, there are just as many compelling reasons (if not more) to commit to routine pet wellness. Tending to your pet’s health goes far beyond saving money on costly emergency visits; you could actually end up extending the life of  your furry pal.

Early Detection

Pets age faster than humans, so delaying their yearly exam is akin to you not seeing the doctor for about 5 years. A lot happens in your pet’s life over the course of 12 months; our team is focused on meeting his or her behavioral, physiological, and age-related needs. 

Skipping routine exams can also diminish your pet’s quality of life. By bringing your pet in when he or she is healthy, we can establish a baseline using bloodwork, urinalysis, and other important markers.

From a financial standpoint, delaying things such as vaccinations and diagnostics can actually be more expensive over time. Without these supports and interventions, underlying health issues may be overlooked, decreasing longevity and costing you more in the long run.

Routine visits also strengthen the bond between you, your pet, and our veterinary team. This enables us to better meet your needs and serve your pet over the course of his or her life.

The Needs of Young Pets

Starting your new puppy or kitten off on the right paw is easy when you follow through with preventive care. Many changes occur in the first two years of life, and young pets are very susceptible to disease. That’s why it’s crucial to tackle vaccinations and parasite prevention right away.

Microchipping and spaying/neutering (if not completed prior to adoption) are also integral to pet wellness. Training and socialization are other important considerations.

Senior Pet Wellness

To prevent common age-related conditions, it’s important that your senior pet visit us twice yearly once he or she turns six years old. This allows us to detect problems early on, which can result in a better prognosis for your loyal companion.

We also give special attention to your senior pet’s mouth, teeth, and gums. Aging pets are more prone to developing tooth decay and gum disease, making routine dental care even more important.

A Wealth of Information

Over the years, there have been many exciting advancements in the world of veterinary medicine. Our team has access to so much information and is better equipped than ever to detect and prevent problems in your pet.

Please contact us with additional questions about nutrition, safety, disease prevention, or pet wellness in general.