Ever hear the expression, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”?
At North Hampton Animal Hospital, we believe that for pets, just like people, prevention is always the best medicine. Taking measures to prevent illness before it occurs will help keep your loved one happy and healthy. This is the basis of wellness care. Through regular exams, customized vaccinations and other important measures, we can add years to your pet’s life. More importantly, we can maximize the quality of the extra time you share together.
What does wellness care entail?
Each wellness visit begins with a comprehensive examination of your pet. The doctor will check your companion thoroughly to make sure everything is functioning as it should be. This includes the eyes, ears, nose and mouth as well as the heart, lungs and other internal organs. We’ll assess your pet’s weight, discuss important things like nutrition and lifestyle and make recommendations to help keep your pet healthy. We’ll also administer necessary vaccinations, which will be customized to suit your pet’s unique needs.
Wellness visits also provide the opportunity to catch minor problems before they have a chance to become major health issues. This is usually accomplished through routine diagnostic testing, like blood work, which we can run right in our clinic. When we can identify these issues early, they are much easier and more affordable to treat. Not only will this prolong your companion’s life, but it will save you money in the long run.
Finally, our veterinary care team will be happy to help with routine health care maintenance, such as nail trimming. We encourage you to use this time to ask questions and bring up any concerns you may have regarding your pet¹s health. We want to forge a partnership with you, based on trust, understanding and the shared goal of helping your companion enjoy a long, happy life.
Wellness visits are usually scheduled on a yearly basis for adult cats and dogs, but youngsters and elderly pets may need more frequent examinations. Young puppies and kittens may be seen as often as every three weeks, while aging pets will benefit from examinations twice per year. We’ll help you design the perfect wellness care schedule for each of your animal companions.
Your pet deserves the very best. Invest in his or her ongoing good health by committing to wellness care. Call us today to get started!