Pet Wellness Care Through Every Year
From puppyhood or kittenhood to senior years, pet wellness care keeps your loyal companion healthy and active. Furthermore, regular pet exams catch potential medical issues before they have a chance to develop into more serious and harder to treat illnesses. Since your pet’s health and well-being is our primary concern, we’ll walk you through every step of your pet’s care. From nutritional counseling to testing for underlying issues, we’ve got your back at Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital.
Things to Note About Wellness Care
To provide your pet with as complete exam as possible, we encourage an open dialogue between pet owners and our team. If you’re new to our practice, kindly take the time to gather your pet’s vaccination records, or ask your former veterinarian to email them to Fayettevillevet@gmail.com.
Before you bring your pet in, gather a fresh stool sample to test for intestinal parasites or worms. Once you arrive, we’ll take the time to answer any questions as we gather more information about your pet’s health and well-being. We will also want to start your pet on lifelong flea, tick and/or heartworm prevention.
Health areas we address during wellness care include the following body systems:
- Body condition score
- Temperature, pulse, or respiration rate
- Teeth and gums
- Skin and coat
- Lymph nodes
- Neurologic and abdominal
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Following Up with Your Pet's Care
One of the most common medical issues in pets is periodontal (tooth and gum) disease and the damage that it can cause to internal organs if left untreated. We may recommend a professional dental cleaning to remove hardened tartar and the bacteria that it holds. Most importantly, follow up with our recommendations and visit us more often if your pet is at risk of developing certain conditions. We recommend that all senior (>7yr) pets have a comprehensive physical exam more than once a year, as they are at increased risk of developing illness.
Remember, our pets don’t raise their paw to let us know when they are not feeling well, so regular checkups are very important. If we are alerted to an underlying medical condition during a wellness care visit, we may order additional diagnostic testing. Since we’re fully equipped with in-house diagnostics, you’ll likely have results as to what’s ailing your pet that same day. We’re here to keep pets healthy through every stage, and we look forward to seeing you and your pet.