Every life journey includes bumps in the road, and this is also true for our pets. However, it’s possible to make your pet’s journey easier with routine wellness exams, vaccinations, blood and fecal tests, and parasite prevention. As they grow and experience life, we want to be there to help you support their health and give them as many happy years as possible at your side. The goal of wellness exams, which we recommend at least once a year, is to raise your pet's quality of life and maintain their health for the maximum number of years.
Why Dogs and Cats Need Routine Exams
Dogs and cats age about 5-6 years for every one of ours. In addition, they tend to hide symptoms of illness for as long as they can, making it difficult to resolve the problem before it becomes more severe—and harder to treat. Early detection is the goal of yearly (or twice-yearly) wellness exams, where we can check in on your pet to make sure they’re healthy and run tests to look for subtle changes.
Dog and Cat Wellness Programs
At Southcentral Veterinary Services, we’re happy to offer our Premier Pet Care Plans for dogs and cats. These plans make it easy and affordable to manage your pet’s essential health needs and keep them protected from various illnesses and parasites.
The Premier Pet Care Plan includes:
- Twice-yearly health checks
- All vaccines your pet needs for the year
- Flea, tick and heartworm prevention products
- 2 fecal checks
- Heartworm and tick-borne disease testing (dogs only)
- 10% off products and services (excludes boarding, grooming, food purchases and online store purchases)
Preventing Fleas, Ticks, Heartworms, and Other Threats
It's an ongoing battle to protect dogs, cats, and their families from parasites and parasitic diseases. Along with fleas, ticks, and heartworms, pets can also encounter roundworms, tapeworms, and whipworms up in northern Warren County.
We'll help you choose the correct dewormers and parasite preventatives to keep your dog or cat pest-free--we carry all the highest quality preventatives for pets of every size.
Our biggest disease concerns in the area include:
- Heartworm disease
- Lyme disease - Based on risk assessment
- Canine influenza - Based on risk assessment
- Parvovirus - Cyclical/seasonal
- Feline communicable diseases - FeLV, FIP, FIV
- Coccidia - Occasional, during wetter conditions/seasons
- Histo/blasto - Occasional, during mid to late summer under dry conditions
If you have any questions about your pet's disease risks, give us a call at (270) 282-2564.