We’re Dedicated to Keeping Pets Well
For pets, wellness is more than just a state of being. It’s a continuous commitment on the part of their owners and their veterinarian to keep them strong and healthy for as many years as possible. Pet wellness care encompasses a variety of procedures and treatments that work together as a lifelong, comprehensive program. This program changes as your pet’s personal health needs change, but its significance remains the same.
At Jeffrey Animal Hospital in Farmington Hills, our goal is to be your pet’s lifetime medical partners to maintain and strengthen their bond with you and your family. There’s nothing we value more than the human-animal relationship. The key to a lasting relationship between pets and their owners is excellent health.
Pet Wellness Care Services
Here in Farmington Hills, our wellness services cover all the most essential aspects of your pet’s healthcare needs. These include:
- Annual physical exams (bi-annual for senior pets)
- Routine vaccinations
- Puppy & kitten care
- Dental care
- Parasite prevention
- Senior pet care
- Weight management
- Nutritional counseling
- Behavioral counseling
- Pet surgery
The bulk of pets’ wellness needs generally takes place during the puppy/kitten stage and the senior stage. Puppies and kittens require booster shots to build their immunity against disease, along with fecal testing to detect intestinal parasites. Senior patients should see their veterinarian at least twice a year to monitor their health and detect any potential abnormalities in their early stages. We recommend periodic diagnostics to study blood content and monitor organ function.
While outdoor pets are more vulnerable to parasites than indoor pets, both are nonetheless at-risk and need to be protected. Common parasites include:
- Ear mites
- Intestinal worms (roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, and tapeworms)
Due to the threat of disease from these parasites, we recommend year-round parasite prevention. Preventable parasitic diseases include:
- Lyme disease (tick-borne)
- Heartworm disease (transmitted by mosquitoes)
- Tick paralysis
- Anaplasmosis (tick-borne)
- Ehrlichiosis (tick-borne)
- Rocky Mountain Spotted fever (tick-borne)
Wellness Care is Preventive Care
Keeping pets well is just as important as making them well. Maintaining their yearly appointments allows us to keep track of your pet’s overall health history and make note of any changes. Catching an illness or disease in its early stages gives us a chance to treat your pet before their condition worsens. For more information about our pet wellness care services or to schedule your pet’s wellness visit, please give us a call at (248) 471-3636.