Preventative Pet Care
At Town & Country Animal Clinic, we strongly advocate preventative health care for our patients to prevent future health concerns down the line. In addition, it is also the most efficient and cost-effective measure you can provide for your pet. Preventative care will give your furry friends a chance to have a much happier and longer lifespan. Because of our strong belief in preventive care, we offer the following measures to your pet:
Annual wellness exams: A wellness exam for a pet is similar to a human getting a checkup at their doctor’s office. During a wellness exam, the veterinarian will give a complete checkup of your pet from head to tail. We will check their mouth, eyes, coat, and heart rate. We will also keep tabs on their weight and update vaccinations if needed. Should a problem be detected, we may order some blood tests. The main goal of a wellness exam is to detect potential problems early. The earlier they are detected, the easier they are to treat.
Flea & tick control (external parasites): Not only are fleas an itchy annoyance for your pets, they can cause complications. Fleas can cause flea allergy dermatitis and tapeworm infection while ticks can transmit Lyme disease. So it’s very important for your dogs and cats to have protection all year-round from these parasites. This can be done through preventative products from our pharmacy.
Internal parasite control and testing: As with fleas and ticks, you should take steps to make sure your pets are protected from heartworms and intestinal parasites. Our pharmacy is stocked with preventative medicine that you can administer so your pet is protected all year-round. In addition to preventative medicine, we can test your pet annually for heartworms and other parasites. Whether you have an outdoor or indoor pet, these measures are important to take.
Vaccinations: Just like humans have vaccinations, so should your pet. Vaccines can protect your pet from a number of potentially fatal diseases.
Senior lab testing: Annual lab work and urine tests are important for any pet, but even more so for senior pets. Because of their age, we recommend lab work be done more often. Checking for abnormalities and diseases with urine tests is also helpful. Senior pets are prone to more health problems than younger pets. So it’s important to keep tabs on their health even more as they grow and go through life.