Routine visits help identify potential health issues early. Periodic wellness care visits include examination of the sensory organs for sight, hearing and oral upkeep along with physical, respiratory, and cardiac evaluation. And as in the case with any illness, early detection of disease can aid in decreasing discomfort, quicker healing and cost savings.
The first step in comprehensive pet wellness is vaccination. Vaccines are the key protection against infectious diseases. Unfortunately, common and sometimes unavoidable instances such as socializing your pets or having them come in contact with other wild animals or insects can infect them with disease. Immunizations against parvo virus, rhinotracheitis, distemper, leptospirosis, lyme and bordatella and rabies are commonly suggested on a routine basis along with testing for heartworm and tick-borne disease. Vaccine recommendations are made on a pet-by-pet basis, based on their lifestyle, age and individual needs.
Dental care is critical to life-long, strong teeth in your pets. It’s proven that dental issues can be common in pets as early as three-years old. While regular oral care, such as at-home brushing is suggested to prevent decay, regular office dental cleanings with our ultra sonic scaler also helps to remove tartar/calculus. Additional harmful damage is also avoided via our polishing and fluoride treatments. Call to find out whether or not it’s time to schedule a dental cleaning for your animal’s pearly whites.
As time goes on, regular appointments play a critical role as your four-legged friend begins to age. Signs of aging, both externally and internally, can be examined and monitored. Whether it’s diagnostic bloodwork or urinalysis, nutritional recommendations including supplementation, or dental care, an appointment with Hometown Veterinary Care can help you determine the best habits and care for your aging pet.