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Preventative & Wellness Care
A continual, updated health profile for your pet is the first step to maintaining his or her quality of life!
Your dog or cat's health care begins with regular wellness exams. At Perky Paws Hospital, we recommend that all pets receive a complete physical examination at least once a year, though more frequent exams may be encouraged. Wellness exams play a critical role in both the prevention of common treatable illnesses and conditions and the early detection of any future health problems.
Our annual wellness exams address several components of optimal pet health:
- Comprehensive physical examination
- Dental examination
- Detection of any early signs of illnesses or potential health issues before they develop or progress
- Annual heartworm testing and prevention; recommendations for parasite prevention and control; vaccinations as necessary; recommendations for possible routine diagnostic testing, and/or microchipping identification
- Analysis and treatment of any changes in your pet's health, such as pain management, weight gain or loss, and any other subtle changes that may not be evident at home
- One-on-one time with Dr. Farmer to address any questions and/or concerns you may have about your pet's health, behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and activities. We encourage an open dialogue with you as our client, and encourage your involvement in the decisions regarding your pet's health care. Everything from dental care, arthritis, nutrition, immunizations and any lifestyle changes are encouraged for discussions
Your pet's wellness exams help us understand your expectations as a pet owner and establish a lasting relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet's physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other important information.
We encourage you to use wellness exams to take an active role in your pet's health care!