Pet Wellness Exams recommended for the Colorado Springs Area
Yorkshire Veterinary Hospital values the importance of annual wellness exams and is a strong advocate for preventative care. Yearly wellness exams help our veterinarian keep pets in optimum health. At our animal hospital, we work together with our clients to customize a pet wellness plan to fit the specific needs of each individual pet. Our veterinarians take into consideration species, breed, age, life-stage, environment, and any other relevant concerns. After assessing the current health of the pet, our veterinarians proceed to offer suggestions for preventative measures, diagnostic work-ups, lifestyle modifications, and nutrition. Rather than only treating a pet that has already fallen ill, we provide a plan that can help prevent issues before they start, so that your pet enjoys a happy and healthy life.
Pet Wellness Exams
Begin by Educating and Working with Pet Owners
Education is a huge part of our preventative care, and working together with pet owners allows our veterinarians to be more flexible with recommendations and offer suggestions that fit with both the pet’s and owner’s lifestyles and needs. Our animal hospital explains and outlines various procedures, preventative measures, beneficial medications – and the importance of an annual exam. Our annual checkup includes a comprehensive physical exam and screening for early signs of disease and any necessary vaccinations. Vaccinations are one of simplest ways to treat a wide range of diseases that can be difficult to treat. Core vaccinations, which include rabies, cover those that help prevent the most common diseases in the Colorado Springs area. If a pet is traveling or has unique needs, our veterinarians can recommend additional, non-core vaccinations to cover specific conditions or risks. Vaccinations are one of simplest ways to prevent a wide range of diseases that can be difficult to treat. Core vaccinations, which include rabies, cover those that help prevent the most common diseases in the Colorado Springs area. If a pet is traveling or has unique needs, our vet can recommend additional, non-core vaccinations to cover specific conditions or risks.
Vaccinations are especially important for puppies and kittens as part of our pediatric pet care plan. Pediatric pet care focuses on the needs of younger pets, which are highly susceptible to infectious diseases. Very young pets require a series of vaccinations starting when they are typically 8 weeks old, and then boostering twice at 12 and 16 weeks of age. Yorkshire Veterinary Hospital also recommends a fecal test to check for parasites and bacteria, as puppies are vulnerable to these issues.
Geriatric pet care is important to maintaining a good quality of life. Older pets require extra, tender, loving care and sometimes need special medical treatments and recommendations. Specific areas that can require attention include a pet’s immune system, joints, teeth, skin, and intestinal system.
Call us at 719-598-3192 to schedule a wellness, pediatric, or geriatric examination appointment and to learn more about your pet’s health and preventative care.