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Pet Wellness

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Our mission for pet wellness at Meadowmont Animal Hospital is to promote a long, happy, high quality life for your pet by addressing the needs of each life stage, using a whole body health approach and catching disease early in the most treatable form. With every wellness visit your pet will receive a thorough physical examination to assess body condition, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, lymph nodes, heart, lungs, abdomen, joints and coat. Dental health is an important part of whole body wellness. During your pet’s oral examination we will look for signs of disease such as gingivitis, calculus, diseased teeth and oral masses. Laboratory testing will be performed to assess internal organ health and detect parasitic disease. When disease is caught early, we can often make simple changes to improve the quality and duration of your pet’s life.

Puppy and kitten visits are essential in establishing a solid foundation for the health of your pet. Expect to bring your pet to puppy or kitten visits every 3 weeks for examination, vaccinations and parasite screening and parasite control until your pet reaches 17 weeks of age. These visits are a great opportunity to discuss house training, young pet behavior, nutrition, early dental care, socialization and handling techniques. We are proud to offer 30 days free health insurance to our patients with your visit.

Young, healthy adult pets should have a thorough physical examination and laboratory testing every twelve months. Annual laboratory testing in young healthy pets includes complete blood count, chemistry panel, urinalysis and blood parasite testing. Intestinal parasite screening is recommended every six months by the Companion Animal Parasite Council. In addition to a complete physical examination, our medical team will assess your pet’s nutrition and activity level and help you adjust feeding and exercise to promote a long healthy life. Our medical team will assess your pet’s dental health, create a home dental care plan and get your pet on an appropriate professional dental cleaning schedule.

Meadowmont Animal Hospital recommends that mature pets, those over seven years of age, schedule wellness visits every six months. Our health team understands that these pets need more frequent medical assessments to detect changes in organ function, mentation, reduced mobility and other age-related concerns. Please tell us about changes in behavior, food and water consumption, urination, defecation, activity level, and mood as these may be important indicators of discomfort or disease. At your pet’s wellness visit we will complete a thorough physical examination and laboratory testing. Routine laboratory testing may include complete blood count, extensive chemistry panel, urinalysis, thyroid testing and parasite testing. At these visits we will continue to monitor your pet’s dental health. Dental disease seems to be more prominent in this age group which makes home dental care especially important. Often the need for professional dental care will increase in frequency if periodontal disease is detected.

Nutrition counseling: Proper nutrition is essential to supporting your pet’s internal organs, joints, immune system, skin and brain. It is extremely important to match the correct diet to your pet’s life stage, metabolism and medical needs. Let us help you navigate the overwhelming number of specialty diets on the market with an educated approach. Meadowmont Animal Hospital can provide you with nutritional counseling based on your pet’s life stage, physical examination and laboratory results.

Vaccinations: At Meadowmont Animal Hospital, we believe in tailoring a vaccination program for each individual patient based on lifestyle and exposure level. Not all pets need the same vaccinations. We will help determine your pet’s ideal vaccination program by asking several questions about your pet’s home environment, activities, exposure to wildlife, exposure to other pets, frequency of boarding and professional grooming.

Canine Vaccinations

Feline Vaccinations

Parasites:
We live in a beautiful area with lovely weather that allows parasites to be a problem year round. Please remember to use your monthly heartworm prevention and flea-tick control every month year round! Don’t forget that the vectors that carry parasites, such as mosquitoes, affect indoor pets as well. Indoor-only cats are at significant risk for heartworms, intestinal parasites and fleas.

Learn a little about each type of parasite below:

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