Prevent Illness with Pet Wellness Care
As a loving pet owner, you make a commitment to look after your pet’s long-term health and well-being. At Central Pet Care, we’re here to help Carthage communities take care of their pets from youth throughout their golden years. When you bring your four-legged friend in for a comprehensive wellness care examination regularly, you’ll be preventing larger medical issues. As the saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Your pocket book will thank you too, because in the long run preventative pet wellness care is less costly than treating serious medical issues.
What Our Wellness Care Exams Include
When your pet comes in for wellness care at our animal hospital, we take your pet’s overall health into account, but also individual risk factors. Older pets and certain breeds are more susceptible to various medical conditions. Sometimes, your pet’s lifestyle plays a role in their health and we’ll consider diet, exercise and exposure to other animals. Our comprehensive physical from nose to tail checks for any unusual growths, inflammation or pain. If we’re alerted to issues that require a closer look, we’re well prepared to run advanced diagnostics. X-rays and lab work can help us diagnose bone fractures, kidney disease and diabetes. Pet wellness care also includes:
- Checks for dermatological conditions, such as ear infections and dermatitis.
- Routine vaccinations, which may be a part of a series or annual maintenance.
- Parasite control and preventatives for heartworms, fleas and ticks.
- Behavioral analysis, including suggestions on behavioral modification therapy.
Regular Preventative Care for Your Pet
When you bring your puppy or kitten in to see us for pet wellness care, they receive necessary vaccinations to support strong immune systems. As your pet grows into adulthood, we like to see them annually to catch potential health problems before they become a bigger issue. When you think about the shorter life spans animals have, you realize how long a year is in the life of your four-legged friend. Senior pets, ones over the age of seven, should see us biannually because they are more likely to develop issues rapidly. When it comes to your pet’s health, early detection and diagnosis goes a long way. Please contact us to schedule your pet’s wellness care exam today!