Wellness and Preventative Care
At Irondequoit Animal Hospital, we understand that the first step in a long and happy relationship between you and your pet is a regular course of wellness and preventative care. We are dedicated to making sure that your faithful companion gets the best in healthcare to avoid illness and injury throughout their life.
The Importance of Annual Exams
It is vital to make sure that your pet maintains a regular schedule of wellness examinations. This will enable you and your veterinarian to keep your pet healthy and detect and prevent diseases before becoming too expensive or difficult to treat.
During the Examination
During your annual examination, our veterinarians will perform a complete head-to-tail examination to assess and monitor your pet’s overall health. The veterinarian will discuss any changes in your pet’s condition since their last visit, which may indicate emerging health issues. Some things you may want to address are weight changes and behavior problems that have emerged. These could indicate a health problem before physical symptoms emerge.
We will perform basic tests for heartworm disease, and if there is a medical issue, detailed diagnostics. All testing and procedures will be tailored specially for your pet’s unique needs.
With the recent advances in vaccinations to protect your pet against diseases like rabies, feline leukemia, Lyme disease, FIV, and many other health issues, vaccination is an important part of your pet’s regular healthcare. Your pet will require a personalized and individual course of vaccinations. Our veterinarians can provide all the vaccinations your pet may need and create a tailored plan for your pet.
Nutrition is also vital to the wellness of your pet, as are vaccinations and parasite prevention. Your Irondequoit veterinarian will discuss any necessary updates to your pet’s course of nutrition and vaccinations with you during your annual visit.