Pet Wellness Care
At Animal Medical Center of the Village, we want your pet to be healthy just as much as you do. That’s why we screen to detect problems early as they arise. Many diseases that appear with age are chronic (long lasting) and hard to detect, often being present for many months or years before owners notice any suggestive signs.
Bringing your pet in for regular wellness care increases the chances of delaying the onset and progression of disease or preventing it altogether. With our pet wellness services and focus on preventative care, we can help keep your pet healthy for years to come.
Comprehensive Pet Wellness Exam
During a comprehensive physical exam, our highly-trained animal care professionals will assess your pet’s:
- Cardiovascular system
- Central nervous system
- Skin and coat
- Body condition and weight
- Urinary and reproductive system
- Eyes and ears
- Mouth, teeth, and gums
If we detect any abnormalities or find other reasons for concern, we can recommend advanced diagnostics or offer a variety of treatment options. We can also address your pet’s need for parasite screening and vaccinations as well as recommending diet and/or behavioral modifications, if necessary.
Parasite Screening and Prevention
Part of our wellness care services includes parasite screening and prevention. We recommend that you screen your pet for parasites once a year, since there are certain parasitic diseases that can be fatal if not treated.
One of the most common parasitic diseases is heartworm, a common but treatable blood parasite in dogs, cats, and ferrets, that’s caused by infected mosquitoes. The presence of heartworms is detected through a simple blood test that screens for heartworm larvae and antigens. Another part of your pet’s parasite screening is the test for Ehrlichia and Lyme, two tick-borne diseases that can be easily transmitted to dogs.
Since prevention is our goal at Animal Medical Center of the Village, we strongly recommend that all dogs, cats, and ferrets be given a year-round preventative for heartworm and ticks. If you’d like to learn more about our wellness care, feel free to give us a call at 713-524-3800.