At Paws Of Hope Animal Wellness Center, we believe preventive care is the foundation of your pet’s health. From the puppy and kitten stages, throughout adult life, and into the senior years, preventative care can help your pet family live a longer, healthier life by preventing diseases and catching illness in its early stages.
Preventive care is tailored specifically to each pet, with recommendations made relative to your pet’s age, location, and lifestyle. The doctors at Paws Of Hope Animal Wellness Center are likely to recommend many of the following items as part of the lifetime care plan for your pet:
- Puppies & Kittens should be seen at ages 6-8 weeks, then 9-11 weeks, and again at 14-16 weeks for a comprehensive physical exam with our veterinarian, fecal testing & parasite deworming, vaccinations, and to start flea, tick, and heartworm prevention.
- Spaying or neutering your pet is beneficial not only to prevent pregnancy and avoid overpopulation, but to eliminate the risk of uterine and testicular cancer. We recommend spaying or neutering your pet around 6 months of age.
- Adult pets between the ages of 1 to 6 years should be seen for wellness visits at least once annually for a comprehensive physical exam with the veterinarian, fecal testing, vaccine boosters, and ongoing flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives.
- We recommend senior pets age 7 and over be seen twice yearly for physical exam, fecal testing, vaccine boosters, ongoing flea/tick/heartworm prevention, and lab work (blood and urine testing) to monitor health and check for common age-related illnesses.