Bad Breath. A little extra pudge. They might seem like minor things, but they could signal the beginning of larger problems. Early detection and treatment can save you money and give your pets a longer, healthier life.
At Wateree Animal Hospital we offer a wide range of routine and preventive services to help keep pets healthy and happy. By partnering with our clients, we can better understand each patient’s unique needs to develop an effective wellness plan just for your pet. After all, our goal is to give your pet a long, happy, and healthy life by your side.
Canine Wellness Care
We recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist recommend them – if you can detect a problem in its early stages, it’s more likely to be treated and resolved with less expense, less difficulty, and better success.
Preventive healthcare involves an evaluation of your pet’s overall health and risks of disease or other health problems. Based on the findings, one of our veterinarians will provide you with recommendations for your pet’s nutrition, dental care, vaccinations and heartworm/flea/tick prevention, as well as recommendations specifically tailored to your pet’s health status and breed risk factors.
Our puppy wellness program is designed for puppies from 6 to 16 weeks of age. Your puppy will receive a series of examinations and vaccinations in three week intervals. In addition, your puppy will be tested for intestinal parasites and treated accordingly. We also make recommendations about obedience, nutrition, flea and tick control, heartworm prevention, spaying or neutering and house training!
Bonus! Your new puppy will receive a COMPLIMENTARY dose of heartworm prevention with the first visit!
We recommend a thorough annual exam for your dog to help detect and treat any disease processes early on. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatments can result in your companion living a longer, healthier life. We will update your dog’s immunizations according to their vaccination history. Heartworm testing is recommended on an annual basis and prevention should be administered at home once a month. We also evaluate a fecal sample to make sure your pet has not contracted any parasites from the environment.
Did you know that your dog is considered a senior at 7 years of age? As dogs age, they require thorough examinations more often, which is why we recommend a check-up between their annual examinations. By examining your senior pet every 6 months, we are able to monitor diseases like arthritis and other ailments that put your dog at risk with age. Radiographs, EKG, ultrasonography, and other diagnostic tools allow us to appropriately diagnose and treat any disease process or painful condition your dog may be experiencing. These tests can help us not only extend your dog’s life, but also result in a better quality of life during your dog’s golden years. For your convenience, these tests can be conducted right here in our office!
Feline Wellness Care
Did you know that cats are skilled at masking illnesses? Sometimes the only early signs of illness may be discovered during a veterinary exam, such as; an irregular heartbeat or an abnormality felt while examining the abdomen. These conditions and many more can be hidden from their loving owners. Early diagnosis during an annual veterinary exam usually improves the prognosis, lessens the cat’s suffering and pain, and, on average, costs owners less money.
Our kitten wellness program is recommended for your kitten when he or she is 6 to 16 weeks of age and includes a series of examinations and vaccinations. Your kitten will be tested for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) as well as screened for intestinal parasites and treated accordingly. We will also make recommendations about nutrition, flea/tick/heartworm preventatives and spaying/neutering, and answer any questions you may have.
Bonus! Your new kitten will receive a COMPLIMENTARY dose of Revolution with the first visit! This application will protect your kitten against heartworms, fleas, ticks, ear mites, and common intestinal parasites!
A thorough physical exam is recommended once yearly for your cat to help detect and treat any disease processes early on. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatments can result in your cat living a longer, healthier life. Vaccines will be given according to your cat’s lifestyle and previous vaccine schedule. We will perform preventative measures to ensure your cat does not have any intestinal parasites and treat him accordingly.
If you welcome a new cat into your household, it is very important that you have him examined before introducing him to your other cat(s) at home. In addition to an exam, we highly recommend screening your new family member for intestinal parasites and testing him for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). These simple, easy tests confirm your new cat is in good health and protects your other cats against the potential spread of disease.
Older cats tend to be less active; they may sleep more, gain or lose weight, or have trouble jumping into their favorite sleeping spots. It’s easy to chalk these gradual changes up to “old age” but many behavioral changes can be signs of health problems. After all – cats are masters at hiding illnesses. Wateree Animal Hospital recommends an exam between your cat’s routine annual visits. By examining your cat every 6 months, it allows us to monitor diseases such as hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, arthritis, and other ailments that put your senior cat at risk. Examinations and regular lab testing can offer a better quality of life for your cat during his golden years. Like dogs, cats are considered senior citizens at the age of 7!