Annual wellness exams evaluate your pets overall health, detect problems before they become serious, and keep them on track to live a long, healthy life.
A&B Animal Clinic believes that one of the best things you can do for your pet’s long term health is being proactive with their healthcare. Preventative medicine aims to provide your pet with comprehensive medical and wellness care to preserve and improve their quality of life. It is the practice of preventing disease before it sets in, as it is believed to be much easier to prevent illness than it is to cure it. Our preventative care services provide the tools your pet needs to live a happy, healthy life.
We follow your pet through the many phases of their lives. From specialized and preventative care during their younger years to regular wellness checks as they age, we seek to prevent and detect problems before they arise. We know your pet is important to you, that's why we work hard to ensure they are given only the best in care through all the years of their lives.
The American Animal Hospital Association recommends that your pet have a wellness exam at least once every year. As your pet ages, they recommend having even more. We believe strongly in preventive care and have developed wellness protocols for every stage of the life of your pet. Depending on your pet’s life stage, vaccines may be administered, as well as disease screenings.
Wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their own unique bodies and tendencies. They also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious, and even make your pet more familiar with our veterinary hospital, making future visits easier on them and you.
When you bring your pet in to see us at A&B Animal Clinic, our Dallas veterinarians take the time to get to know you and your pet. It’s important to us that your pet receives individualized attention as no two pets are the same, and therefore their treatment should be as unique as they are. Since you’re the person who knows your pet best, we’ll take our time to ask you questions about their health and behavior. With all this information in hand, our veterinary team will make preventative care recommendations based on your pet’s needs.
Factors that affect our preventative care recommendations include:
There are many other factors to consider when we design your pet’s preventative care plan. Senior pets will need different kinds of care than new puppies or kittens. Certain breeds are prone to degenerative disease. A pet who loves to eat will have different nutritional needs than a picky eater. No matter what your pet needs, A&B Animal Clinic has a solution for them.
Preventative care plans can include services such as:
Parasite prevention and control
Spaying or neutering
Regular wellness exams
As with all of our recommendations, our Dallas veterinarians will take our time to talk you through each of the elements of their preventative care and how it is intended to help your pet live a long, happy, healthy life. We’ll answer any questions you might have about your pet and their care. It’s important to us that you feel informed and empowered to participate in your pet’s healthcare.
Elderly pets deserve a proactive approach to their healthcare too. To help your pet live out their golden years in comfort, we offer a variety of services like laser therapy, pain management, and hospice care. Senior pets can enjoy a high quality of life with thoughtful preventative care.
We believe in preventative medicine as the best approach to keeping our patients healthy. This includes annual wellness examinations, vaccinations on a one- or three-year basis, external and internal parasite prevention, and dietary management. Our doctors will help determine what vaccinations are appropriate according to you and your pet’s needs. We will discuss in detail what your options are to help you make the best possible health decisions for your pet.
During a wellness exam, our veterinary team will start out by taking your pet's vital signs. Our veterinarian will perform a comprehensive examination of your pet from nose to tail and may also perform diagnostic tests such as blood work, urinalysis, or intestinal parasite tests. Depending on your pet’s life stage, vaccines may be administered, as well as disease screenings for heartworm, kidney, liver, blood disorders, and more.
Wellness examinations do not necessarily mean that your pet is going to be subjected to complicated or costly medical tests and treatments. This allows us to prevent major health issues from developing undetected and gives us the opportunity to analyze and record baseline values such as temperature, body condition, and lab work. We measure these when your pet is healthy in order to provide better care in the event of illness or emergency. A dental health exam and a weight check are always important parts of a wellness exam, and may indicate problems that can progress rapidly and have significant impact on your pet's overall health.
Early detection and correction of medical problems will help to ensure that your pet will live a long, healthy, and active life.
Keeping track of your pet’s healthcare can be tough. A&B Animal Clinic offers wellness packages to simplify your pet’s ongoing wellness care.
Wellness packages can include:
Internal parasite screen
Heartworm and blood-borne pathogen screen
When you bring your pet in to A&B Animal Clinic for their routine wellness exam, ask our Dallas veterinary team about our wellness packages.
We take a preventative approach to your pet’s healthcare. Regular wellness exams are an important part of making preventative medicine work for your pet.