Pet Wellness Care is Proactive Medicine
You may not be able to predict the future, but you can anticipate changes in your pet’s health and take steps to prevent illness. With routine wellness care and exams, our team in Vernon Hills can provide your pet with a tailored health plan that meets all of their specific life stage needs. From the first few months of their life to their senior years, your pet can enjoy excellent health with yearly wellness visits.
Companion Animal Hospital offers preventative services designed to detect, treat, and prevent various diseases in pets. Our goal is to not only keep your pet healthy but keep their yearly treatments affordable. Pet exams, vaccinations, blood tests and other diagnostics are invaluable tools for maintaining your pet’s longevity.
Why Your Pet Needs an Exam
Humans undergo routine physicals to assess their current health status. Likewise, our pets need yearly exams for the very same reason. Due to their shorter lifespan, pets can develop problems much more quickly. Furthermore, they tend to mask any signs of illness or injury. A nose-to-tail exam can alert us to any unusual changes, and set the stage for diagnosis and treatment.
Services during the wellness visit include:
- Weight, temperature and heart rate check
- Core and lifestyle vaccinations
- Blood and fecal testing to check for parasites
- Recommendation of parasite prevention
- Any additional treatments needed
Puppies and kittens will need to see their veterinarian more frequently for checkups and deworming (if necessary). Additionally, we recommend semiannual wellness checks for senior pets, who are prone to illness and other conditions associated with aging.
Protecting Your Pet from Parasites
Dogs and cats are vulnerable to parasites regardless of lifestyle. Fleas, heartworms, ticks, and various intestinal worms can cause trouble for pets at virtually any time of the year, which is why year-round parasite prevention is highly recommended. Along with irritating infestations, parasites can spread disease to your pet. Heartworm and Lyme disease are some of the most common vector-borne diseases among dogs, while cats are prone to roundworms, hookworms and fleas. You can contact our hospital at any time if you need product recommendations or testing for your pet.
Annual Treatment Recommendations for Cats and Dogs
We’re dedicated to providing care that is customized according to your pet’s specific health needs. For a basic rundown of our wellness care plans, click on the links below to see what treatments we generally recommend for cats and dogs at different life stages.