Preventive Pet Care

Your pet is an important member of your family who loves you unconditionally. In return for this devotion, you make a commitment to look after their long-term health and welfare, and we’re here to help. To keep your pet as healthy as possible for as long as possible, we recommend regular pet wellness exams. Consistent preventive care at Central Pet Care can save your pet from any unnecessary illnesses while saving YOU unwanted expenses and worry.

Pet Exams in Carthage

Every pet exam at our Carthage hospital includes a multi-faceted approach that involves evaluating your pet’s overall health and risks for disease or other health problems. Based on the findings, we can provide recommendations that are specifically tailored to your pet’s health status and risk factors. Your pet’s preventive care exam will include:

  • A thorough, head-to-tail exam, including a check of the teeth, eyes, ears, and skin
  • A check of your pet’s weight
  • Age-appropriate screenings to detect illness
  • Parasite control and preventives for pests like heartworms, fleas, and ticks

Pet Vaccinations in Carthage

We offer standard core vaccines to keep your pet safe from contagious diseases, and non-core vaccines which may be given depending on your pet’s lifestyle and risk of exposure. Core vaccines for dogs include:

  • Canine parvovirus
  • Distemper
  • Canine hepatitis
  • Rabies

Core vaccines for cats include:

  • Feline distemper
  • Feline calicivirus
  • Feline herpesvirus type I
  • Rabies