We all want our dogs and cats to live for as many years as possible with us, so we can enjoy their companionship just a little bit longer. At American Animal Hospital, our team can help you and your pet share more quality time together by conducting routine wellness checkups to monitor their health. Whether they are a puppy/kitten, a healthy adult, or a senior dog or cat with a chronic condition, we will work with you to assess your pet’s overall health and develop a treatment plan that best suits their needs.
We recognize the special bond you share with your pet, and want to help you preserve that bond for as long as we can. Contact us today to schedule your pet’s wellness exam.
Why is Pet Wellness Care Important?
When your pet visits us for their wellness exam, this is what we generally cover:
- A thorough, head-to-tail physical exam (includes oral exam)
- Check heart rate, body temperature, body weight, and respiratory rate
- A discussion and proposed treatment for any unusual findings
- Fecal exam to check for intestinal parasites
- Blood work for disease and parasite screening
- Nutritional needs
- Parasite prevention (and refills, if needed)
- Microchipping (we recommend this for new pets)
Additionally, if your pet requires it, we can update their vaccine boosters to reinforce their protection against rabies, distemper, and other diseases.
Caring for your pet throughout their life, from their first months to their senior years, is a pleasure for us. As dogs and cats grow older, they become susceptible to many of the same conditions that affect humans as they get older, such as:
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Dental disease
- Heart, liver, or kidney disease
Our goal for your senior pet is to give them the best quality of life possible. That includes living comfortably, with minimal aches and pains, and managing any other symptoms they may have. For dogs and cats with chronic disease, routine blood tests, X-rays, and laser therapy treatments might be necessary to help them enjoy their golden years.
The entire staff is amazing. Even though my Emily is a growler, they are always so nice with her. My late husband and I have been to your facility many times over the years and you have treated and cared for all our cats and dogs. You are all a "TEN."