Dual PetWellness & Preventative Care
"I want to keep my fur-babyHealthy"
PET WELLNESS & PREVENTATIVE CARE
We save your money and heartache by providing quality preventative care intentionally aimed at minimizing the risk of illness in the future and finding disease early, so we can catch problems before your pet is in crisis.
Catching medical conditions early through annual blood work and preventative screening examinations saves you money down the line because we can often prevent or slow down the progression of a disease in that way. Preventative care often can cost 10x less than the cost of the treatment once the disease occurs.
Our appointments are generally 30-45 minutes, which is much longer than the industry average of 15 minutes. This allows us to take a thorough look at your whole pet, not just the one thing that you are concerned about that day. We strive to catch abnormalities at the outset so that we can address and treat them early. Before they get severe or have greater consequences. Ideal medicine, right?
PREVENTATIVE CARE FOR ALL STAGES OF YOUR PET’S LIFE
New Pet Care
Do you have a brand new bundle of joy? At your initial pet visit, we will go over preventative and wellness care for your new family member. We will discuss feeding, socialization, behavior, and training. Typically we will recommend a series of visits to allow us to provide you with the information you need, acclimate your new pet to visiting the hospital, and customize care to fit the needs of your pet.
Is Your Pet a Senior Citizen?
One year going by for us is similar to 8 years passing for our pets. Factor in an 8-year-old dog turning 9 – that is like a 56-year-old man aging to 63 over the span of one year. A lot can happen in 8 dog years. As a result, more frequent examinations are recommended for our senior pets, as well as diet and lifestyle changes. Dogs are considered seniors at 7 years of age, and cats at 8 years of age.
Did you know one in three pets will become lost in their lifetime? Without microchips, 90% will not make it home. Microchips are designed to last your pet’s entire lifetime, and they link to a permanent listing in a national lost pet database. This means anytime/anywhere pet recovery service—no matter how far your lost pet has traveled. Dog and cat microchipping is a simple, inexpensive procedure. Avian and exotic pet microchipping are very similar, but due to the smaller size of our patients, short-acting anesthesia is recommended.
Vaccines have drastically reduced animal illness and suffering over the past 50 years. Rabies vaccination is required by law for ALL dogs, cats (including indoor cats), and ferrets. It is required that these pets stay up to date on rabies vaccinations due to public health concerns. These vaccines are given at between 1 and 3-year intervals. We will discuss with you the reason and risk-benefit analysis for each vaccination, and just as importantly, we do not believe in unnecessarily over-vaccinating.
How often do you brush your teeth and get your teeth professionally cleaned at your dentist? Dogs and cats need the same care. Regular dental cleanings and brushing help prevent more serious dental diseases. Ever wonder why dogs have dog breath, brown tartar, and red gums? It is a proven fact that more frequent dental cleanings help prevent periodontal diseases and associated complications such as kidney disease and heart issues like endocarditis.