For a healthy adult pet, we recommend a visit to our clinic every
Since pets age at a much quicker rate than humans, these visits will become increasingly important in early detection of any changes in their health.
Our wellness protocols are designed to prevent disease and prolong the lives and life quality of your pets. As soon as you welcome a new pet into your home, you should consider preventative care to protect their health. For puppies and kittens, we recommend beginning a vaccination series between six and eight weeks of age. While adequate vaccination is important, the comprehensive physical examinations, intestinal parasite screenings and prophylactic dewormings also given during this series will help ensure your new family member gets started on the right paw for a happy, healthy life.
AGE-RELATED WELLNESS PROGRAMS
At Park Veterinary Hospital, we can keep your pets happy and healthy by utilizing the following:
Taking an active role in a dog wellness program begins with visits to our veterinarian for periodic physical exams. The physical exam is a comprehensive assessment of your dog’s health. Because your dog cannot talk, we rely on the owners to provide us with key information to help us to assess your dog’s health. Our veterinarians will ask you specific questions and your answers will help guide the examination to assess overall health and reveal developing health issues that can easily go unnoticed. Based on age, health status and pre-existing conditions, some dogs require a physical exam annually, and others semi-annually (every six months). During the physical exam, our veterinarian will review various aspects of your dog’s health, including:
- Vaccination Status
- Parasite Control
- Dental Health
- Xrays – primarily for older dogs
After the physical exam, our veterinarian will discuss with you the findings and what, if anything, should be done to keep your dog in optimal health.
A semi annual wellness exam should be performed by your veterinarian every six months. The physical exam is a comprehensive assessment of your cat’s health. Your veterinarian will review various aspects of your cat’s health, including:
- Vaccination Status
- Parasite Control – to include both internal and external parasites
- Dental Health
- Exercise and environmental enrichment
- Ears and Eyes
- Internal Organs
- Coat and Skin
- Bloodwork to help assess metabolic function
Based on the findings, your veterinarian will discuss any concerns, make recommendations and work with you to keep your cat as healthy as possible.
At Park Veterinary Hospital, we believe that a sound preventive health care regimen is the easiest and most effective way to keep your dog healthy and happy. Many canine diseases are easily preventable and most can be effectively treated and cured if detected early enough. However, if allowed to develop and progress unchecked, many diseases can quickly become difficult and expensive to treat, and in some cases incurable. Therefore, we strongly encourage every dog owner to take a proactive approach to preventive care.
Our comprehensive dog wellness programs typically consist of:
- Education by our staff and various resources we can make available to you (ie doctors, techs, handouts and information available here on our website)
- Things you can do at home to support weight loss, diet, dental care, etc.
Our goal is to partner with you to ensure optimal health for your dog. A healthy and happy canine companion will remain a loyal and loving member of your family for many years to come.
At Park Veterinary Hospital, we understand that prevention is truly the best medicine where the health and wellness of your cat is concerned. This is why we offer our feline patients and their human counterparts a comprehensive array of cat preventive care services that promote cat health, wellness and longevity of life.
A cat preventive care program consists of:
- Annual or Semi-Annual Physical Examinations
- Blood and urine analysis
- Ongoing Health and Wellness Education
- Periodic At-Home Monitoring
The focus of a preventive care program is to ensure that your cat is receiving everything they need to live a healthy life including proper nutrition, good hygiene and adequate stimulation, as well as early detection of any illness or disease that may be developing. In the fight against various feline diseases, early detection makes a significant difference in the scope and effectiveness of treatment. Most feline diseases are much easier to treat in the early stages, while some diseases can actually reach a point where treatment is no longer an option. And, unfortunately, cats are so good at hiding signs and symptoms of disease that by the time symptoms become obvious, it may be too late. This is why regular exams are critically important.
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Our hospital offers thorough diagnostic and treatment capabilities to care for your pet’s health care needs. We have access to advanced cardiac diagnostic ultrasound and consult with a variety of board certified specialists to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. Internal medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disease inside the body. Common examples include:
- Kidney/Urinary Disease
- Internal Infections
- Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, Endocrine System (e.g., Diabetes, Adrenal, Thyroid, etc.) and heart disease
Another important aspect of wellness care during the examination process is educating clients. Together as partners, we can ensure that your pets receive all they need to live long and healthy lives.
Feel free to ask us any questions. And of course, we take it upon ourselves to keep you in the know.
We also offer annual blood screenings for all of our patients. If done routinely, these screenings will help our doctors detect potential diseases before they become a serious issue. If caught early, many common diseases can be managed through dietary modifications. Since pets usually don’t exhibit symptoms of many serious diseases, such as kidney or liver disease, until the disease is in its advanced stages, early detection leads to early treatment and can prolong your pet’s life.