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If your pet always seems strong, healthy and comfortable, you may not see the need for something as mundane sounding as routine physical exams and other forms of preventative pet care. But the truth of the matter is that there's nothing routine or trivial about these important wellness procedures. Many diseases and disorders, including potential killers such as cancer, may sneak up on your pet until you suddenly have a sick animal in need of extensive treatment services.
Our team at Como Park Animal Hospital can help you avoid this unfortunate scenario by providing top-quality preventative pet care in St. Paul MN. We emphasize a life long preventative care approach to our patients’ healthcare. No matter what life stage your pet is in, proactive routine pet care can add time and quality to their life and yours.
• Twice Yearly Health Exams
• Immunizations (vaccines)
• Fecal Testing
• Wellness Screening
• Pre-Anesthetic Diagnostics
• Sterilization Surgeries
• Dental Care
• Pain Management
• Behavior Counseling
• Diet Counseling
• General Husbandry Counseling
• End of Life Care and Counseling
We generally recommend that adult pets with no known health conditions receive a routine physical exam once a year. (Puppies, kittens, geriatric pets and pets undergoing treatment for a known condition may require more frequent checkups.) A typical wellness exam includes such basic steps as:
The preventative wellness exam isn't just a series of tests -- it's also an opportunity to talk with your veterinarian about any recent changes in your pet's eating habits, behavior, activity level or sensory responses. We can advise you on home care best practices while also recommending any treatments your pet may need based on the exam findings.
Now that you know exactly why pet preventative care is so important and what to expect from it, take a critical leap forward in your pet's health and happiness today. Call 651-487-3255 today to schedule a wellness exam and other preventative pet care in St. Paul MN. Your special friend deserves no less!