At Northshore Animal Hospital, we realize that your pet is a member of your family, and you want to provide the best possible health care for your companion throughout his or her lifetime. We are dedicated to partnering with you in the health care of your pet from the first examinations and vaccinations of your young, healthy puppies and kittens, through early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages.
Our overall approach to veterinary medicine is to be proactive rather than reactive. We like to maintain healthy lifestyles and practices to minimize upsets and unwanted surprises for our pet parents. To implement proactive habits, we recommend bi-annual check-ups and consistent preventive care to help alleviate serious health problems later in your pet’s life. During our wellness visits, we conduct a thorough physical examination from nose to tail, checking vital signs, looking for abnormalities, and testing for heartworms and other parasites. Wellness blood profiles and urinalysis may be recommended for your pet at certain ages or if they fit certain risk categories.
After assessing your pet’s risk of exposure to diseases, we will develop a vaccine schedule based on your pet’s individual needs. Many diseases that were once fatal to pets can now be prevented through the use of vaccinations. They can also save you from expensive veterinary bills later in your pet’s life.
We will explain potential health issues that your pet may face depending on the species, breed, the pet’s stage of life, current health condition, environmental conditions, habitat, and so forth. Based on these factors, we will develop preventive protocols for your pet regarding the best ways to prevent heartworm infection and to control fleas and ticks in your house, your yard, and on your pet.
Additionally, our veterinary professionals can spay or neuter your pet at the appropriate age, not just to prevent unwanted litters, but to lessen the development of cancer in both genders of dogs and cats and other exotics.
Whether your pet is a puppy or a kitten, young adult, or senior, come see us at Northshore Animal Hospital for all your pet health care needs.