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Looking out for your pet’s needs is part and parcel of being a pet parent. To give them the chance to live the maximum number of years in excellent health, we highly recommend pet wellness plans.
Looking out for your pet’s needs is part and parcel of being a pet parent. To give them the chance to live the maximum number of years in excellent health, we highly recommend pet wellness plans. These are an essential ingredient in every animal health care program and help to set the stage for future checkups. The Animalife Veterinary Center at Mission Hills is a firm advocate for routine pet wellness care and the benefits it can provide. Our wellness services include:
Thorough physical exams
Recommended core and lifestyle
Various diagnostics including blood testing and parasite screening
Call (239) 435-1222 to schedule an appointment for your pet!
Prevention is a wellness care staple. When examining your pet, we can:
Verify your pet’s health and set a baseline, or detect early warning signs of a potential health problem
Suggest diagnostics and possible treatment options for any existing issues we find
Compile a detailed, ongoing health history that makes it easier for us to detect unusual changes or concerns in a timely manner in the future
Ask you about your pet’s appetite, diet, exercise routine, and other daily habits
Answer any and all questions related to your pet’s health
Furthermore, we can also begin or update your pet’s vaccination schedule and perform heartworm testing at this time. Yearly parasite screening is very important, especially if your pet missed a dose (or more) of their parasite preventative.
Pets need consistent, thorough wellness care at every age.
For puppies and kittens, we recommend that they see their vet as early as 6-8 weeks old for a full health evaluation. We also require a fecal sample under 24 hours old for intestinal parasite screening, along with any existing paperwork and prior medical records. Puppy/kitten visits usually take longer, as we have a lot of ground to cover when discussing their needs.
Adult dogs and cats benefit from yearly maintenance, which generally involves a physical, vaccinations, heartworm testing, and a refill of parasite preventatives. Remember, it is also important for you to bring up any changes you may have seen since your pet’s last exam that we can address during their visit.
Senior pets can fall ill or become injured more easily than younger pets. Therefore, we recommend semiannual checkups and tests to make sure they’re in the best possible shape. Chronic pain, lameness, incontinence, and dental disease are common among seniors and should be monitored closely.
We can help you establish a customized wellness plan that offers everything your pet needs for a healthy, comfortable life. Call (239) 435-1222 today to get started!