Pet Wellness Exams
Pets are like people in many ways, including their need for regular health checkups. All Creatures Veterinary Clinic & Lodge offers wellness services 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.
Another important part of the wellness exam is the discussion about at-home care. Of course, no one knows your four-legged friend better than you do, so if there are any changes you’ve noticed in your pet’s behavior, please let us know. Behavioral changes can be related to certain health problems that require additional diagnostics. Feel free to ask us any questions you have as well, whether they’re related to diet, training, or environment.
Parasite control is an important aspect of your pet’s overall wellness, since there are many parasitic diseases 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, mosquitoes, and other parasites, which can lead to diseases. Without treatment, many parasitic diseases can be very serious and even fatal. We have several parasite prevention options available and can recommend the one that fits your pet’s lifestyle to provide year-round protection. We’ll be happy to discuss them with you during your pet’s wellness exam.
Common Pet Health Problems
By bringing your dog/cat in for an annual pet wellness exam and keeping them on a year-round preventive medication, you can prevent certain diseases from developing or worsening, such as:
- Flea allergy dermatitis
- Lyme disease (caused by ticks)
- Heartworm disease (caused by mosquitoes)
- Gum disease
We want your pet to be around for a long time to chase Frisbees and watch birds, just as much as you do, so give us a call (330) 925-4910 to schedule a wellness exam!