Pet Wellness Care in Rittman
Pets are like people in many ways, including their need for regular health checkups. All Creatures Veterinary Clinic & Lodge offers wellness programs for pets of all ages which include a comprehensive physical exam, parasite screening and control, and vaccinations. We recommend that all pets receive a comprehensive, nose-to-tail wellness exam at least once a year, regardless of age. For puppies/kittens and senior pets, more frequent veterinary visits may be required. If any abnormalities are detected, we can recommend advanced diagnostics or treatment.
Parasite control is an important aspect of your pet’s overall wellness, since there are many parasitic diseases (flea allergy dermatitis, Lyme, heartworm, etc.) that affect dogs and cats every year. Even if your pet spends most of their time indoors, they can still come in contact with fleas, ticks, heartworms (caused by mosquitoes), and other parasites. Without treatment, many parasitic diseases can be fatal. All Creatures Veterinary Clinic & Lodge has several parasite prevention options available and can recommend the one that fits your pet’s lifestyle to provide year-round protection.
Similar to parasite preventive medications, vaccinations protect against potentially-fatal diseases, and in many states, certain pet vaccines—such as rabies—are required by law. All Creatures Veterinary Clinic & Lodge can customize a vaccination schedule, based on your pet’s age, breed, and lifestyle, since vaccine recommendations tend to vary for pet to pet.
Just like human vaccines, pet vaccines expose your pet to a replica of the real disease using antigens, which then stimulates the body’s immune system to create antibodies. As a result, if your pet is ever exposed to the real disease, their immune system will be already equipped to fight it.
If your pet is due for their regular comprehensive wellness exam, give us a call today to schedule an appointment!