Our preventative health care plans are designed for all stages of your pet’s life. Preventative plans help to prevent disease and detect problems early.
What is Wellness?
Wellness, also known as preventative care, is essential to helping your pet live a long,
healthy and happy life.
A complete physical examination and health assessment by your veterinarian includes:
- ear exam
- eye exam
- dental exam
- neurological evaluation
- cardiovascular evaluation
- weight & nutritional counseling
- coat & skin evaluation
- abdominal palpation
- urogenital evaluation
- musculoskeletal evaluation
- pulmonary/lung evaluation
These exams are crucial to your pet’s health because, unlike humans, your pet cannot tell you where it hurts. Like humans, however, pets are susceptible to most diseases, ailments, and injuries that plague us.
Vaccinations are an easy way to protect your pet from life-threatening illnesses, such as distemper and parvovirus. Other vaccines, like rabies, protect your whole family because diseases like rabies can infect both pets and people. In Chatham County and surrounding counties, the law requires rabies vaccines to be given annually.
Internal parasites are some of the most easily treatable of potentially serious pet health conditions. Twice a year intestinal screens are recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC). Preventative testing for parasites such as roundworm, hookworm, and whipworm allows our veterinarians to treat these parasites before they spread to members of your human family or cause problems for your pet’s health.
Diagnostics like blood and urine tests help to determine if all body systems are functioning as they should, as well as screen for health issues to which your pet’s breed may be genetically predisposed. Bloodwork also tests for conditions like early kidney or liver disease. Early detection and treatment can often be the difference between relatively easy and affordable treatment or a more expensive, perhaps riskier, intervention later on.