Veterinary Wellness & Preventative Medicine in Phillipsburg
Protect & Preserve Your Pet’s Health
Preventative care can mean a lot of different things for different pets. Our goal at Warren Animal Hospital is to make sure that your pet stays happy and healthy through every stage of their life. Regular wellness exams help us keep tabs on your pet’s health, allowing us to identify issues before they become major health problems. We recommend that you bring your pet in to see our team for Phillipsburg veterinary preventative care at least once a year.
Preventative care can include:
- Parasite prevention
- Dental care
- Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention
- Regular blood work
- Behavioral assistance
- Nutritional planning
We will customize your pet’s treatment based on their unique needs. This may mean including everything on the list above, or just some of these preventative measures, or even include protocols not listed above. Each pet is unique and will be treated as such!
Puppy & Kitten Wellness
The puppy and kitten wellness program at Warren Animal Hospital is designed to help get your newest family member started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your puppy or kitten’s development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy pet, including information and advice on nutrition, training, behavior, and socialization.
Schedule your new puppy or kitten for their first exam as soon as possible. Until your pet has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will make sure your new pet is protected against rabies, distemper, and parvovirus, among other diseases. Your puppy or kitten will also need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are extremely common in young pets.
Adult Pet Wellness
Bringing your pet in to Warren Animal Hospital for an annual diagnostic and wellness checkup can help reassure you that your dog or cat is healthy or help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Early detection can improve the prognosis of many diseases, keep medical costs down, and help your pet live longer. Many dogs and cats are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behavior might be easy to overlook.
Dogs and cats age far quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial for our companion animals to receive regular exams. During your pet’s wellness exam, our veterinary team will perform a physical assessment, checking your dog or cat from nose to tail. We will also make sure your pet receives appropriate vaccinations and preventives. Our team will perform a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, fecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. We may also recommend that your pet receive dental care. When your pet is nearing his or her senior years, we will recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic workup so we’ll know what’s normal for your pet. This will enable us to keep track of any changes.
Because you spend the most time with your pet, you are your pet’s expert, as well as his or her greatest advocate. Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioral changes in your pet, as well as any other concerns you might have.
Senior Pet Wellness
As dogs and cats get older, they need more attention and special care. The senior wellness program at Warren Animal Hospital can help your pet remain fit and healthy as he or she ages and help us catch any potential problems earlier when they’re easier to treat or manage. Regular veterinary exams can actually help your pet live longer, too!
Diagnosing diseases and certain conditions early is important throughout a pet’s life, but it becomes even more critical when your dog or cat enters his or her senior years. The risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age. In addition, dogs and cats may not show any signs of even serious diseases until they are quite advanced.
Senior status varies depending on your pet’s breed and size. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger dogs, and cats generally live longer than dogs. We can help you determine what life stage your pet is in.
Before your dog or cat reaches senior status, we recommend that you bring your pet in for a baseline exam and diagnostic workup. This will give us a record of what’s normal for your pet so we can keep track of any changes. In most cases, we suggest this checkup for when your dog turns 7 years of age or your cat turns 8 years of age. Thereafter, your senior pet will benefit from more frequent veterinary exams and diagnostic testing.
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