Pet Wellness Care for the Long Term
Wellness is more than just a state of being; it’s what we do and what we promise for our patients here at our animal hospital in Plano. Many factors come together to contribute to your pet’s overall wellness, and each one is important. One of these is the committed working relationship we seek to establish with our pets and their owners, to strengthen communication and serve as their long-term pet care partners. This is key to educating our clients and keeping them informed of the latest developments in the lifelong treatment of their animal companions.
From puppyhood or kittenhood to their senior years, it’s our goal to be a part of your pet’s life and see them thrive for as many years as possible. Routine examinations, vaccines, and diagnostic testing are all essential to keeping your pet well through every life stage.
Wellness Care Services
- Annual or bi-annual physical exams
- Oral exams
- Preventive care/parasite prevention
- Routine vaccinations
- Dietary counseling/weight management
- In-house laboratory diagnostics
- Digital X-rays
- Laser therapy
- …and more
Pet Wellness Exams
The wellness exam, much like the routine physical you and I are familiar with, is a thorough, nose-to-tail exam that includes checking the ears, eyes, limbs, teeth, skin, and coat for any abnormalities. We also need to check a fresh fecal sample from your pet to make sure they haven’t picked up any parasites. Wellness exams are the best time for us to talk about your pet’s diet, bathroom habits, and any other areas that will provide us with a complete picture of their current health. We can also make dietary recommendations and address any concerns you have about your pet’s behavior.
No matter where you are in the country, parasites will be a problem for your pet at some time or another. What’s more, parasites love warm weather, which we have in abundance here in Plano. Parasites can transmit potentially life-threatening diseases to cats and dogs, so we always emphasize parasite prevention when discussing pet wellness care. If your pet spends much of their time outdoors, make sure to administer their flea and tick prevention medication on a monthly basis, or as directed by your veterinarian. For new puppies and kittens, we recommend bringing in a fresh fecal sample so we can check for worms, as most pets are born with some type of intestinal parasite.
Let’s Work Together to Keep Your Pet Well
We always encourage pet owners to come to us with whatever questions they have concerning their pets’ care. A wide range of topics can be discussed during a single wellness appointment, which helps us pinpoint any issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Whether you’re concerned about your pet’s weight, vaccine protocol, or a nagging illness they’ve been having, we’ll be more than happy to help you solve the problem.