Why Pet Wellness Care is Important in Charlotte, NC
Our dogs and cats communicate with us as best they can, but they can’t tell us when they have an underlying health problem. The most effective way to keep your pet healthy is to have them examined by their veterinarian at least once a year, so we can check for unusual physical changes, detect early signs of disease, and provide better preventative recommendations for their well-being.
Pet wellness care involves collecting a detailed health history, performing a thorough examination, and obtaining blood work to paint a more complete picture of your pet’s health. The information gained during your pet’s visit allows us to tailor recommendations specifically to meet your companion’s needs and enhance their quality of life.
Types of Treatments Included in a Wellness Visit
Wellness visits often involve more than one service, with the primary goal being to assess your pet’s health from different angles and provide any treatments necessary to maintain their health and prevent illness.
We start with the preventative care exam, which includes:
- A comprehensive physical examination from head to tail looking for physical abnormalities and measuring heart rate, respiration, weight, and temperature
- An in-depth conversation with your vet about their diet, behavior, training, parasite prevention, and other topics relevant to their care
Other services we may provide for your pet during the wellness visit:
- Any vaccinations recommended by your vet (rabies and distemper are usually required)
- Blood testing and a fecal exam to screen your pet for parasites, including heartworm disease, and other health issues
- Providing the necessary care for any existing health problems your pet may have
Providing Age-Based Preventative Care for Dogs and Cats
Puppies and kittens have very different needs compared to adult dogs and cats, and senior dogs and cats. Each life stage comes with a change in diet, treatment, and the types of ailments your pet may experience. At Partners Animal Hospital NoDa in Charlotte. we customize a wellness plan that best suits their age-related needs.
Puppies and Kittens
Puppy and kitten visits are a learning experience for us and for you! Our team gets to know your new pet, and you learn all kinds of important things about taking care of them, from nutrition and potty training to choosing the right vaccinations. We will also help you start your pet on parasite preventatives.
We want to help healthy dogs and cats stay healthy for as long as possible. When we see your pet for their annual wellness check, we can evaluate their current treatment plan and determine if any changes need to be made. Does your pet need an additional vaccine to keep them protected? Are they getting the right nutrients? Do they need a refill on their parasite preventatives? We have them covered.
Senior dogs and cats become more vulnerable to illness and injury, similar to humans as they get older. We often treat senior pets for diabetes, heart failure, kidney disease, obesity, and other conditions. We recommend semiannual (every 6 months) wellness checks to monitor your pet’s condition and provide effective solutions to increase their comfort and mobility.