For cat and dog owners alike, making sure your pet is taken care of and as healthy as possible is the most essential part of animal care. Preventative care is incredibly important, yet not many pet owners take this into consideration and regularly take their pets to visit the veterinarian. We're here to encourage pet owners to visit our animal hospital regularly, so that their cat or dog can get the care they need to stay healthy and happy!
At 1st Ave Animal Hospital serving Vancouver, BC, our veterinarian and the rest of our staff are here to help your cat or dog feel comfortable, prevent them from getting seriously ill, and catch any diseases and stop them in their tracks before they cause damage to your pet. With our preventative animal care, you can rest assured you're helping to protect your pet.
What Is Involved in Preventative Animal Care?
Just like humans need to visit their doctor for yearly physical exams, preventative animal care appointments can also help our veterinarian assess your pet's overall health at our animal hospital and determine if there needs to be any treatment initiated for pre-existing conditions.
There are various tests that may be involved in preventative animal care, possibly including:
- Dental health tests and care
- Bloodwork to determine the presence of any disease, vitamins and mineral levels
- X-rays if your pet suffers from any pre-existing issues, such as poor bone health, prior injuries, or if you suspect another internal issue in your pet
- Physical exam from nose to tail to check for skin issues, joint issues, or pain
- Checking your pet for ticks or fleas and initiating the proper care for these, or initiate preventative tick and flea treatment
How Can a Veterinarian Help My Pet?
Our veterinarian can examine your pet at our animal clinic and help determine the best course of treatment for them. He will initiate the examination by doing a physical check from nose to tail to determine if there is anything wrong with your pet. He will also check any relevant blood work or recommend additional tests, such as x-rays and stool samples, if something is suspected to be wrong with your pet.
Have a list of questions ready for our veterinarian when you come to our animal clinic. Let him know your concerns and what treatment you would like him to provide for your pet. Make sure to tell your vet during your preventative animal care appointment if you've noticed any changes in your pet's health or behavior.
Get Preventative Animal Care with Our Veterinarian at Our Animal Clinic
At our animal clinic, we are here to help your pet’s health, which is why we believe in initiating preventative care as soon as possible. Call us at (604) 254-5480 for 1st Ave Animal Hospital serving Vancouver, BC.