Whether you have a baby kitten or a sweet dog that is getting up in years, Appalachian Animal Clinic has a wellness package designed for your pet! At each phase of a pet’s life there are different health needs, just like in humans. The cost of preventative medicine is always less expensive and more effective than treatment once an ailment begins. The caring doctors at Appalachian have designed our health and wellness packages with the prevention of common pet issues in mind.
When your puppy or kitten is very young, one of the most important health considerations are vaccinations. Appalachian Animal Clinic offers a full-line pharmacy with the most advanced vaccines available in veterinary medicine. Vaccines are a crucial part of our young animal wellness package. Heartworm preventative in both dogs and cats are equally important in our young pets, and our veterinary hospital has the safest and most effective products for your pet as well. Additionally, our experienced veterinarians will recommend flea, tick and intestinal parasite control that are right for your pet and their living conditions. Finally, the doctors at Appalachian recommend spaying or neutering all pets not to be used for breeding purposes between four (4) and six (6) months of age. A spay or neuter not only prevents unwanted litters of puppies or kittens, but can help your pet avoid certain health problems as they begin to age.
As your pet matures from a puppy or kitten to a young animal, vaccine boosters and continued heartworm and parasite preventatives continue to be very important, and other health considerations are included in Appalachian’s wellness packages. Even as young as one year of age, pets begin to need regular dental care both at home as well as from an experienced veterinarian. Our caring doctors and staff will clean and polish your pet’s teeth, and teach you the best methods of cleaning at home as well. Nutritional counseling is important as your pet continues to grow to determine which food and proper quantities are right for your pet.
By the age of five (5) in large breed and seven (7) in smaller breeds, your pet is considered to be a senior animal. As your pet continues to age, many of the same things that humans face can cause issues for your pets including diabetes and osteoarthritis. At this phase of their lives, more frequent visits may be in order and blood work may be a part of their senior workup. At Appalachian, our doctors can run your pet’s blood work in our lab at the clinic, meaning you get the results during your visit instead of having to wait for several days for the information to come back from a lab. Blood chemistries, complete blood counts, electrolytes and thyroid levels can all be completed at Appalachian Animal Clinic.
Remember that just like people, pets needs begin to change as they grow from small animals to senior pets. At Appalachian, our caring and experienced doctors have a wellness program for your pet regardless of their current age. Call Appalachian to schedule an appointment for your