Wellness & Preventative Care
Preventative care is your pet’s first line of defense. Annual exams help by preventing, diagnosing and treating disease in its early stages, often before any noticeable symptoms begin. The earlier treatment starts, the more effective it is, keeping your pet from unnecessary pain and suffering.
The Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital’s comprehensive annual exams thoroughly evaluate general appearance, skin, lymph nodes and mucous membranes, as well as musculoskeletal, respiratory, nervous, circulatory, digestive and genital/urinary systems.
Updated vaccinations are a highly effective way to prevent many common diseases and infections. For dogs, that means parvo, leptospirosis, distemper and rabies. Cats need vaccinations for feline leukemia, distemper and rabies.
Oral health is an important part of your pet’s life; annual teeth cleanings are the best method to maintain and improve dental wellbeing.
Prevention and eradication are simple and efficient processes when anti-parasitic medication is used regularly.
Good skin and hair health prevents matting, bacterial infections and more.
Proper nutrition supports all of your pet’s bodily processes, bolstering their immune system and ensuring normal development. We offer prescriptions foods to aid in the treatment of various health conditions.
Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions. Identifying these shifts help to isolate and treat the root cause.
Preventative care becomes more significant for aging dogs and cats. We recommend exams at least twice a year along with regular lab work for senior animals. As pets get older, they are prone to age-related diseases that are increasingly necessary to diagnose and treat. Many preventive health measures must be adjusted to better suit the medical needs of senior animals.
To learn more about our wellness and preventative care, or to schedule an appointment, call us at 510-350-8538 or book online.