Wellness & Vaccinations
As a caring pet parent, you want your companion to enjoy as many happy, healthy years as possible. Helping your pet achieve a lifetime of good health takes much more than just an occasional visit to the vet whenever they're not feeling well. It takes a lifelong commitment to wellness care. By bringing your companion in once or twice a year, you allow us to develop a complete health profile of your pet which we can use to both manage his or her current wellbeing as well as monitor them for any changes that may occur over time. Henry County Animal Hospital offers complete wellness services to assist your pet through every life stage and improve the chances of a long, happy and healthy life.
Our wellness services are designed to support each patient with precisely what they need at any given moment. As our pets age, their lifestyles change and so do their health care needs. Your puppy or kitten will need a completely different approach than your senior dog or cat, not to mention all of the many shifts and changes that occur during the years in between. Our wellness care is designed to adapt to all of these changes so that we can meet you and your companion right where you are and deliver the most comprehensive, customized care possible throughout the life of your pet.
Wellness visits at Henry County Animal Hospital are extremely thorough. We want to take as much time as necessary to provide your pet with the complete care he or she needs to stay happy and healthy. Our veterinarians will conduct an in-depth physical exam to assess your pet's external and internal health. We may recommend certain diagnostic tests as well to further evaluate your companion's wellbeing. We'll also use this time to discuss such important matters as weight and nutrition, parasite prevention, behavior and anything else either you or the vet deem to be important to your companion's overall health.
The goal of wellness care is two-fold. Not only do these routine visits help us to keep your pet healthy now, but they also provide the opportunity for our experienced doctors to identify and address any potential medical concerns right away, before they become a serious and costly problem. This ongoing health maintenance and early detection of disease can add years to your pet's life, and vastly improve the quality of those years. It's also a much more affordable approach to veterinary care, since preventing and managing the early signs of disease is much less expensive than treating it once it's progressed.
One of the most important components of wellness exams is vaccinations. Vaccines are medications that help protect companion animals from a variety of serious diseases, some of which can be life threatening. Yet not every vaccine that's available today is necessary for every pet. We want to provide your companion with as much protection as possible without overdoing it. We accomplish this by developing a customized vaccination plan that is tailor made to your pet based on his or her specific lifestyle and risk factors.
Lastly, although certainly not least, wellness visits provide all of us at Henry County Animal Hospital with the opportunity to get to know you and your pet better. We want to develop a relationship with you so that we can become a team of advocates for your pet's health. We also believe that establishing a bond with your pet will allow us to provide the highest level of quality, personalized care throughout his or her lifetime. We encourage you to use the time during wellness visits to ask any questions or bring up any concerns that you have about your pet so that we can discuss them and put your mind at ease.
You want what's best for your pet, and so do we! Don't wait until it's too late to provide your pet with the care he or she needs to live a long, healthy life. Make a commitment to wellness care today.
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