To keep your adult pet healthy, we recommend coming in for a wellness visit
Since our pets age a lot faster than us, these visits are essential to the early detection of disease and helping your pet live a healthier and longer life.
At Hudson Animal Hospital, we tailor wellness protocols to suit your pet’s unique needs and lifestyle. Once you welcome a new puppy or kitten into your home, you need to schedule their preventative care with us so we can take steps to protect them from disease. Pets are vulnerable at this stage of life and need all the help they can get!
For puppies and kittens, we recommend starting their vaccination series between six and eight weeks old. Together with their comprehensive physical examinations, intestinal parasite screenings, and dewormings, we can help your adorable new family member get started on the right paw.
AGE-RELATED WELLNESS PROGRAMS
What goes into a comprehensive exam for your pet? Below are some key elements.
Your pet’s physical wellness exam generally includes:
- An evaluation of your pet’s heart, lungs, temperature, and body weight
- A nose-to-tail assessment of all body systems, including the limbs and joints, eyes and ears, skin and coat, teeth and gums, and abdomen
- A fecal exam so we can check for intestinal parasites and other problems
- Routine blood work, including heartworm testing
- Giving your pet their recommended vaccinations (if due)
- A thorough discussion about their nutrition, behavior, parasite prevention, and more
The early detection of disease is crucial to making sure your pet lives their healthiest life. The sooner we can catch changes in your pet’s condition, the sooner we can address them and provide sufficient treatment to prevent the onset of harmful symptoms. With the aid of annual exams, blood work, and fecal checks, our team is better positioned to monitor your pet’s ongoing health and stop disease processes before they can start.
Hudson Animal Hospital uses a variety of useful diagnostic tools and offers many treatment options to manage acute and chronic illnesses in pets. If your pet develops an ongoing problem, our team can investigate, recommend treatment solutions, and reach out to board-certified specialists to step in and help. We want your loved one to get the best care possible, and we are more than happy to enlist the aid of outside experts to achieve that.
Internal medical conditions we can help with include:
- Kidney/Urinary Disease
- Internal Infections
- Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, Endocrine System (e.g., Diabetes, Adrenal, Thyroid, etc.) and heart disease
Your education is just as important as your pet’s care. As your veterinary partner, we want you to be fully informed of your pet’s treatments and needs and feel comfortable asking us any questions you have. Communication is so important and you can always turn to us if you have concerns.
If there’s anything you need to know or address, give us a call at (828) 572-4442!
Annual blood screenings play a big role in keeping your best friend healthy. Detecting disease at the earliest possible stage is our goal with these screenings, which can yield a wealth of information about your pet’s condition and help us build a detailed health profile.
It’s also important to remember that with dogs and cats, many diseases do not reveal outward symptoms for some time. Pets also tend to hide their illness until it becomes much more serious. Staying ahead of these issues can add years to your pet’s life.