Wellness Care is Key to Health and Happiness
Good health hinges on thorough, consistent wellness care. Don’t wait until you think something is wrong to schedule an appointment with us. Instead, be intentional about bringing your pet in on a regular basis. At Companion Animal Hospital, we’re sure to cover the following as part of any complete pet wellness plan:
- Dental / Oral care
- Nutrition / Weight management
- Spaying / Neutering
- Vaccinations / Parasite prevention
Our veterinarians will help you design a personalized plan to meet the needs of you and your companion. We encourage you to take an active role in the health of your pet, which is why we’re happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. The team at Companion Animal Hospital is always here for you and your family.
Regular check-ups are the best way to keep your pet healthy and to prevent problems from worsening or becoming too costly. We recommend yearly wellness exams for every cat and dog, although more frequent visits may be encouraged. During a routine exam, we listen to your pet’s heart, evaluate the eyes and mouth, and check the body for abnormal lumps. This is also a good time to discuss concerns that are unique to your pet.
Vaccines are crucial to protect your pet from unwanted illness. When determining a vaccination schedule, our team takes into account many factors, including age, lifestyle, and risk for certain diseases. The annual wellness exam is also an ideal time to discuss strategies around parasite prevention.
Microchipping is a safe, easy way to reunite you and your pet should you become separated. Each microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted between your pet’s shoulder blades. If your pet goes missing, most hospitals and humane societies have electronic scanners which detect the microchip and ensure a safe reunion. The procedure itself is simple, and the microchip remains active for the duration of your pet’s life. To learn more about this important practice, we encourage you to read Ripley’s Story.
On the Web
American Veterinary Medical Association:
WebMD Pet Health Center