Absecon Veterinary Hospital Knows Individualized Wellness Care Is Important

Absecon Veterinary Hospital Knows Individualized Wellness Care Is Important

Every pet is unique. Age, sex, breed, lifestyle, environment, and a laundry list of other factors ultimately dictate what good health and wellness means to each individual animal. The veterinarians of Absecon Veterinary Hospital understand how important it is to develop an individualized wellness plan for your animal family member. To get the most complete picture of what your pet requires, we’ll start your wellness appointment with a brief talk about your animal’s history, behaviors, and home life. Some of the areas that may be discussed include:

Pet wellness

Routine physical examinations are perhaps the most important part of caring for your pet. These visits allow your veterinarian to identify any problems early, as well as address questions or concerns you might have. During these visits, veterinary lab tests may be recommended in order to further assess your companion’s overall health. Most pets should be examined every 6 to 12 months.

Cat and dog vaccinations

There are many safe, effective vaccines available to protect your pet against the threat of disease. Effective vaccination packages are sure to be unique to each individual animal. By assessing your pet’s individual needs, we can help you decide which vaccines and immunizations will be most beneficial to his or her healthy lifestyle.

Pet parasite prevention

Keep your pets free of intestinal parasites, heartworms, fleas, ticks, and other creepy crawlies. Routine screening tests and quality parasite prevention products may be recommended by your veterinarian.

Pet nutrition

You are what you eat and your pet is no different. We can help you determine your pet’s special nutritional needs and figure out the diet that is best suited to him or her.

Cat and dog dental care

Just as with humans, regular check-ups are important to prevent dental infections, abscesses, loose or missing teeth, and even damage to major organs due to bacterial infection. Routine at-home care and dental cleanings can help to solve these problems before they ever occur.

Spays and neuters

Unless breeding is on the horizon, most pets benefit greatly from being spayed or neutered. Not only can having your animal fixed prevent unwanted litters, it can also help stop pets from running away, may lower the chances of mammary and other types of cancer, decrease the risk of certain prostate problems, prevent infections of the uterus and other reproductive diseases, and can significantly curb aggressive behaviors.

Pet microchipping

A simple microchip procedure can help you reunite with your pet if you should ever become separated in the future. The chip can be implanted during a surgical procedure such as spay or neuter or may be installed in a single scheduled appointment.

In addition to our comprehensive wellness services for dogs and cats, Absecon Veterinary Hospital also provides basic wellness care for small mammals and pocket pets, such as rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs; exotic pets, such as reptiles and amphibians; and even birds. Routine examinations are just as important for these types of animals as they are for canine and feline family members. The varied life span and rapidly changing physiology of such unique pets makes routine wellness checks a necessary part of lifelong care.
Please contact us with any questions you may have about taking care of your animal friend.