At Central Marin Animal Hospital, keeping our patients happy and healthy is our top priority. That’s why we place such a strong emphasis on wellness care. These routine visits provide us with the ability to manage your loved one’s health over time, preventing illness whenever possible. They also allow us to identify the signs of potential medical problems early so they can be taken care of in a timely and effective manner.
Why does my pet need to see the vet if he or she seems perfectly healthy?
Many pet parents mistakenly believe that because their companion isn’t acting sick, bringing them to the vet isn’t necessary. The problem is, many animals retain their instincts to hide and suppress illness as long as possible. Thus, waiting until they “look sick” to make an appointment can result in a more difficult and expensive treatment process. By monitoring your pet carefully with frequent veterinary visits, you can help ensure a longer, healthier and happier life.
Our wellness care is designed to promote a strong immune system and protect your pet from many common risks. To achieve this, we will develop a customized vaccination plan that is tailor-made specifically for your pet. We will also discuss other important preventative measures, such as parasite control, diet and exercise. All of these things help to keep your companion healthy, fit and strong.
For those illnesses that we cannot prevent, we use routine wellness visits to identify and manage them most effectively. When we can detect medical problems at an earlier stage, treatment is often much more successful and less expensive.
Because pets age at a faster rate than humans, regular wellness care is essential. Each calendar year for a pet is equivalent to several years for us. This means that if we only see your pet once a year, it would be like going multiple years between doctor visits. Twice yearly exams are recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association and help us improve and extend your loved one’s life.
Finally, regular wellness visits allow us to develop a relationship with you and your pet. The more we get to know you and understand your companion’s needs the higher quality care we can provide. We’d love the chance to spend some time with your pet and get him or her on the path to a lifetime of good health. Call today to schedule your pet’s next wellness visit.