Your pet’s day-to-day wellness is of the utmost importance. Sometimes, it takes a little bit more than food, water and exercise to keep your furry friend happy and healthy. Diseases can appear suddenly in our pets, often when they could have been avoided. That’s why our general pet wellness procedures are designed to prevent disease and prolong pets’ lives. From the moment you welcome a new pet into your family and home, you should begin preventative care. Puppies and kittens alike are recommended to begin their vaccination series between six and eight weeks of age. During these series, physical examinations, intestinal parasite screenings and precautionary deworming are also implemented to ensure the wellbeing of your newest family member.
For a healthy adult pet, we recommend a visit to our clinic EVERY
Since pets age at a much quicker rate than humans, these visits will become increasingly important in early detection of any changes in their health.
As your dog or cat continues to grow, we recommend making a visit to our clinic every six months. Remember, our precious pets age at a much faster rate than we do; therefore, these exams will be important in keeping track of their health and any changes. These general wellness visits will encompass comprehensive physical exams to make sure everything is in tip-top shape, and we administer any necessary vaccinations and intestinal parasite screenings. These screenings not only protect your pet’s health, but also the health of other pets and your own family. An additional service we offer is annual blood screening. Since many pets do not show symptoms of serious diseases until late into the illness’s progression, these blood screenings can catch the early stages—prolonging your pet’s life.
At Woodland Animal Hospital, we have so many preventative measures available to keep your pet healthy and happy. Come to our facility any time, day or night, for a pet wellness visit. We’re always open!
Our wellness procedures are designed to prevent disease and prolong the lives of your pets. Preventative care should begin the day you welcome a new pet into your home. For puppies and kittens, we recommend beginning a vaccination series between six and eight weeks of age. While receiving appropriate vaccinations is important, the comprehensive physical examinations, intestinal parasite screenings and precautionary dewormings that are also administered during this series will help ensure your new family member is off to a happy, healthy start.
AGE-RELATED WELLNESS PROGRAMS
At Woodland, we can keep your pets happy and healthy by utilizing the following:
It all begins with a physical exam. We cannot emphasize the importance of regular pet wellness exams enough. During our exams, we check your pet from nose to tail, which includes an an eye exam using the ophthalmoscope, an ear exam using the otoscope and a heart exam using a stethoscope from a skilled veterinarian. We take a good look at your pet’s teeth, skin, coat, vitals, body condition and joints and use our hands to palpate your pet’s abdominal organs.
Did you know that on average, veterinary physical exams uncover three additional health concerns than the pet owner was originally aware of? So make sure to bring your pet in for his or her regular physical exam appointments. We’re open 24/7 every day, weekend and holiday for your convenience!
Internal medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disease inside the body. Common examples include:
- Kidney/Urinary Disease
- Internal Infections
- Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, Endocrine System (e.g., Diabetes, Adrenal, Thyroid, etc.) and Heart Disease
The staff at our hospital is equipped, trained and experienced to provide the highest level of care in times of illness. From a comprehensive in-house laboratory and diagnostic equipment to a state-of-the-art ICU, we are here when you need us.
While regular physical examinations are imperative for overall pet wellness, there may well be health issues lying beneath the surface that are harder to detect. Luckily, there are procedures, such as blood and urine analysis, available at Woodland Animal Hospital that alert us to dangerous health conditions before they become life threatening. By undergoing these procedures yearly, we have a better chance of catching diseases early and treating them effectively.
We realize that as a pet owner and “parent,” you want to understand all aspects of your pet’s health—and you should! It is our job as animal care providers to also provide you with the knowledge you need in order to properly care for your pet at home. Similarly, it is our job to make sure you understand the process your pet is undergoing during a medical procedure.
At Woodland Animal Hospital, we understand the fear of the unknown is often greater than the event itself! We will give you a comprehensive breakdown of the procedure, as well as information to care for your pet before and after. A little knowledge goes a long way.
Proper and routine dental care is a vital part of your pet’s wellness, yet it is oftentimes overlooked. Preventative dental cleanings can save you lots of money in future treatment costs for dental diseases—not to mention spare your pet the discomfort and pain. Periodontal disease and tooth infections are both extremely common diseases among cats and dogs that could be completely avoided with preventative pet dental care and regular pet teeth cleaning. Unfortunately, our pets have a hard time communicating discomfort with us, so tooth pain can go untreated for years. It’s hard to imagine our beloved pets feeling any kind of pain for so long.
At Woodland Animal Hospital, we proudly offer the most advanced pet dental care services for all of Henry County’s dogs and cats that will keep them smiling down the road.