CAT AND DOG HEALTHCARE & WELLNESS IN HYDE PARK, CHICAGO
Wellness exams for pets are extremely important! The key to making sure that your pet is staying healthy and not picking up any sneaky diseases is to schedule yearly wellness exams with your veterinarian. Dogs and cats age at a much faster rate than we do, so anything that happens within a year can have a significant effect on their overall health. Call (773) 324-4484 to schedule an appointment. Our vets and staff in Hyde Park are eager to be a part of your pet’s lifelong care and to help them spend as many years as possible with your family.
The cat and dog healthcare and wellness services that we recommend your pet receives on a regular basis include:
- Nose-to-tail exams
- Vaccinations based on needs and lifestyle
- Diagnostic tests for parasite screening and disease detection
- Nutrition counseling
- Parasite prevention
- Oral exams and teeth cleanings
HOW YEARLY PET WELLNESS EXAMS PROMOTE GOOD HEALTH
Bringing in your dog or cat for annual wellness exams accomplishes several things:
- Gives young puppies and kittens a healthy start in life
- It gives us the opportunity to investigate health concerns you may have noticed at home
- Allows us to set a baseline of health and compare your pet’s current condition to what it was in the past so we can more easily detect changes
- Helps us confirm that pets are healthy and able to continue with their monthly parasite preventives and other medications
- Makes it possible for us to detect a disease early in its development and treat it right away
Maintenance, early detection, and prevention are our primary goals with pet wellness care, and they apply to animals at every life stage.
WHY PARASITES ARE PROBLEMATIC
It’s no secret that parasites are unpleasant, but did you know that they can spread diseases to not only your pets but to you, too? The most common parasites affecting dogs and cats are:
Ticks can infect both animals and humans with Lyme disease, and humans can catch roundworms from coming into contact with feces from an infected animal. Heartworm disease does not affect humans but it can do severe damage to your pet’s heart if it isn’t treated. Luckily, your pet can enjoy greater protection from parasites and their diseases with full-coverage parasite prevention. Your veterinarian will evaluate your pet’s health and lifestyle to determine the best preventives for their needs.