If we can prevent the need for urgent or emergency care, we do whatever is needed, right? Sure, accidental injury or sudden illness aren’t always predictable, but when it comes to overall pet wellness, many health conditions are preventable. Between vaccinations, regular dental care, and parasite prevention, pet owners can protect their pets from all sorts of problems, and Fairview Veterinary Hospital is here to help.
The Big Picture
Maintaining regular pet wellness exams is key to lifelong health. Adult pets should be seen once a year, but younger animals, seniors, and those with existing medical conditions should be seen twice or more annually.
Together, we can support your pet’s overall health by preventing diseases before they become too costly or too tough to treat. By stopping or slowing the effects of illness, we can focus on other elements of long-term pet wellness, such as nutrition, weight, dental care, and more.
Head to Tail
Every time we see your pet, we conduct a physical examination. Comparing new data with previous results gives us insight into any changes. Weight fluctuations, behavior concerns, and emerging issues can be addressed before they get out of hand. Diagnostics, such as x-rays or bloodwork, can be extremely helpful in diagnosing and treating health problems.
With our proactive approach to pet wellness, we hope to reduce the cost of emergency medical treatments. Preventing serious disease is much easier than treating or curing them. We’re always happy to discuss which vaccinations your pet should have based on his or her individual lifestyle.
Parasites and More
Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and intestinal parasites present unique threats to overall pet wellness. Regular blood tests and fecal screenings can help us administer the right type of preventives to protect your pet and your family.
Short-Term and Long-Term
Spaying or neutering your pet not only solves the problem of unwanted litters, but this procedure can also reduce behaviors associated with mating (like roaming or marking). Also, spayed/neutered pets are less likely to develop reproductive cancers.
Pet Wellness for All Ages
Whether you’re new to pet ownership or you’re caring for a pet you’ve raised since infancy, we welcome your questions or concerns. Lifelong health starts with routine pet wellness exams, and our team is happy to help you get started. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.