Being Proactive with Pet Wellness Exams in Daleville, AL

Preventing disease is the key to achieving and maintaining good health in our animal companions. While we can certainly address any existing health problems your pet has, we also want to make sure they have what they need to be protected against future illnesses. Routine wellness exams are the best way for us to monitor your pet’s health, screen for disease, and treat problems while they are still in their infancy.

At Daleville Animal Hospital, we recommend seeing your pet at least once a year for a full checkup. We want to ensure that they are in top condition, but we also want to use this time to answer your questions and offer recommendations to improve their care.

Call us today at (334) 598-1117 to schedule an appointment or use our online form!

What is Included in a Wellness Exam?

We like to dedicate as much time as possible to each pet’s wellness visit here in Daleville. If you have questions or concerns, this is the perfect opportunity to speak with your vet and gain a better understanding of your pet’s condition. While the wellness exam is, above all, about keeping animals healthy, it is also about educating you, the pet owner, and helping you make the best choices regarding your companion’s care.

A typical pet wellness exam includes:

  • A thorough physical examination, in which we check all vital signs and look for abnormal things such as lumps and bumps, plaque buildup on the teeth, inflammation, swelling, discoloration, odors, limb stiffness, and discomfort
  • Giving your pet the necessary vaccinations
  • Running a blood test and fecal exam to screen for infections and parasites
  • Deworming, if needed
  • Providing flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives
  • Discussing nutrition, training, and other important topics

Why It’s Important to Protect Your Pet from Parasites

Parasites are one of the most common health threats to our pets, and they are an ongoing problem. Here in Daleville, we see all kinds of pests—mosquitoes, heartworms, ticks, roundworms, hookworms, fleas, giardia, and more. They’re just about everywhere, and they can cause various health problems in both animals and humans.

Some of the parasite-related issues we treat include:

  • Heartworm disease
  • Intestinal parasites (hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms)
  • Flea allergies
  • Diarrhea

The only way to prevent infestations and reduce the risk of parasite-borne diseases is to invest in your pet’s ongoing protection. Daleville Animal Hospital carries a wide variety of pest preventatives to keep infestations at bay and prevent the diseases and symptoms parasites can cause.

If you have any questions about parasite prevention and the medications we carry, call (334) 598-1117.

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