Wellness for Your Pet: Managing Their Health, Inside and Out
A truly healthy pet needs more than a balanced diet and an active lifestyle. At Cahaba Valley Animal Clinic, our approach to pet health is rooted in taking preventive action. We aim to protect your pet from harmful bacteria, parasites, and infectious diseases with the help of regular check-ups, preventatives, and a full understanding of their health, habits, and lifestyle.
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Preventing Illness, Disease, and Other Health Issues
For our beloved dogs and cats, prevention is the key to better health. Due to their shorter lifespans, having yearly check-ups plays a big role in helping them thrive for a maximum number of years. These regular check-ups also give us time to get to know you, your pet, and their needs on a personalized level.
We offer several ways to protect your pet against diseases and parasites:
First, we start with a physical exam to assess your pet’s outward health (and oral health) for any sign of problems. With every annual exam, we'll become more familiar with your pet.
Next, we suggest blood and fecal testing to screen for parasites and diseases. This gives us a more complete picture of your pet’s overall condition and, if necessary, we can suggest treatment to help.
Vaccines are another key aspect of your pet’s wellness care. Our veterinarians will always recommend vaccines that best suit your pet’s lifestyle, along with a schedule to keep them on track.
With concern for your pet's health, collaboration is always key. During your visit, we'll answer any questions you have to ensure that we're both on the same page regarding their care.
Why Parasite Control is Important for Pets
Dogs and cats need routine parasite control to keep fleas, ticks, and various intestinal worms at bay. More than just pests, these parasites can spread disease and cause serious illness, which is why year-round parasite prevention is so important. We also recommend yearly heartworm testing, fecal testing and tick-borne disease testing.
Every Pet Has Their Own Health Needs
All pets are unique and deserve individual health plans to address their needs. From nutrition and behavior to retrovirus testing and dental care, your pet will receive a personalized plan that's flexible to change with their health. Contact us today to get started on a wellness plan for your pet!