Hazard Pet Exams & Vaccinations
Every loving pet owner wishes that their four-legged friends could live as long as they do. Although that’s not possible, what IS possible is helping them live happy, healthy lives by taking a proactive approach to their health. That’s why we recommend preventive care in the form of annual wellness exams and vaccinations here at Town & Country Animal Clinic in Hazard. Pet exams and vaccinations are the best way to keep your pet healthy through every life stage.
Hazard Pet Exams
Here at our clinic in Hazard, pet exams typically involve a comprehensive, nose-to-tail assessment. This also includes checking weight, temperature, and heart rate. If we detect anything out of the ordinary, we may recommend treatment or advanced diagnostics in the form of X-rays or laboratory testing. We encourage you to let us know if you’ve noticed anything unusual about your four-legged friend or any other areas of concern. Open communication between vet/technician and pet owner is greatly encouraged during these visits.
Ideally, young and adult pets should have a wellness exam at least once a year. Senior pets should have an exam twice a year, since they tend to be more prone to certain health problems like arthritis, obesity, and diabetes. With annual or bi-annual pet exams, we can catch diseases and other conditions in their early stages, which increases the chances of success with treatment.
Hazard Pet Vaccinations
Pet vaccinations should be another important part of your pet’s preventive care regimen. Vaccines protect against viruses and diseases like rabies, Bordetella (kennel cough), and feline leukemia. During every Hazard pet exam that we perform, we can determine which vaccines each patient should receive for the best protection. We’ll take your companion’s age, breed, and lifestyle into account to customize a vaccination plan that meets your pet’s specific needs.