Adult Pet Care
As your furry companion ages, his or her health needs will change over time. The veterinarians at Companion Animal Clinic will work with you set up a preventative wellness plan in order to establish lifetime of good pet health.
Annual Wellness Exam
We highly recommend a proactive approach to your pets health care. During this appointment our doctors will examine your pets health by evaluating the eyes, ears, mouth, coat & skin, weight and urogenital area - looking for any potentially troubling health signs. Additionally we will listen to your pets heart and lungs, palpate the abdomen and more.
Our veterinarians will also want to talk with you about any changes you may have noticed such as appetite, drinking habits and general behavior. Our doctors will take into consideration your pets breed, age and lifestyle factors and possible perform selected lab tests in order to establish baseline numbers. This will allow us to monitor your pet for years to come.
Why take a chance with your pets' health? Pet vaccines are the safest and most effective way to prevent contracting a preventable disease. Our veterinarians stay current on the vaccination guidelines established from the American Veterinary Medical Association, The American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Please visit the Pet Vaccination section of our website to learn which vaccines we recommend for your adult pet.
Pet Dental Care
Most people are very aware of their own teeth and understand plaque control, cavity prevention and the social evils of bad breath. While most people visit their dentist regularly, many pet owners do not realize their animals are subject to the same problems.
Annual dental exams are highly recommended as part of a good wellness routine. At our pets annual exam, we will assess whether a dental cleaning is necessary. We work with you to reschedule an appointment for a professional cleaning at our clinic.
Pet Nutritional Counseling
We will also monitor your pets weight and physical condition at your annual exam. Our veterinarians will evaluate your pets specifics like his or her species, breed, age activity level and other health factors and be happy to provide nutritional counseling.
Many parasites are transmittable to humans - therefore it is vital your pet have an annual fecal test. In order to nearly eliminate heartworm risk, you pet needs to be on heartworm preventative year round - as recommended by Centers for Disease Control and the Companion Animal Parasite Council. Our doctors will also discuss your pets risk of fleas depending on his or hers lifestyle and exposure risk.