What Is Involved In A Preventive Care Program?
At La Costa Animal Hospital, we understand that prevention is truly the best medicine where the health and wellness of your pet is concerned. This is why we offer our patients and their human counterparts a comprehensive array of pet preventive care services that promote pet health, wellness and longevity of life.
Our comprehensive preventative care programs typically consist of:
- Education by our staff and various resources we can make available to you (ie doctors, techs, handouts and information available here on our website)
- Things you can do at home to support weight loss, diet, dental care, etc.
- Annual or Semi-Annual Physical Examinations
- Blood and urine analysis
- Ongoing Health and Wellness Education
- Periodic At-Home Monitoring
The focus of a preventive care program is to ensure that your pet is receiving everything they need to live a healthy life including proper nutrition, good hygiene and adequate stimulation, as well as early detection of any illness or disease that may be developing. In the fight against various diseases, early detection makes a significant difference in the scope and effectiveness of treatment. Most diseases are much easier to treat in the early stages, while some diseases can reach a point where treatment is no longer an option. And, unfortunately, pets are so good at hiding signs and symptoms of disease that by the time symptoms become obvious, it may be too late. Therefore, regular exams are critically important.
Semi Annual Wellness Exams For Your Pet
A semiannual wellness exam should be performed by your veterinarian every six months. The physical exam is a comprehensive assessment of your pet’s health. Your veterinarian will review various aspects of your pet’s health, including:
- Vaccination Status
- Parasite Control – to include both internal and external parasites
- Dental Health
- Exercise and environmental enrichment
- Ears and Eyes
- Internal Organs
- Coat and Skin
- Bloodwork – to help assess metabolic function
Based on the findings, your veterinarian will discuss any concerns, make recommendations and work with you to keep your pet as healthy as possible.
Schedule An Appointment to Discuss A Preventive Care Regimen For Your Pet
We are a dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate group of veterinarians who absolutely love both our patients, and their human counterparts. At La Costa Animal Hospital we are here to provide comprehensive and compassionate preventive pet care services, and to help you learn how to provide the best care in every way. Call us today at (760) 944-1266, to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians today!