Wellness Care for Your Pets
At Austin Urban Vet Center, we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pet’s well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their own unique bodies and tendencies.
Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pet’s health, they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. Your pet will be thoroughly examined by a veterinarian and this checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy.
Regular wellness exams also make your pet more familiar with our veterinary hospital, which makes future visits easier on both of you.
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Preventing Illness, Disease, and Other Health Issues
For our beloved dogs and cats, prevention is the key to better health. Due to their shorter lifespans, having yearly check-ups plays a big role in helping them thrive for a maximum number of years. These regular check-ups also give us time to get to know you, your pet, and their needs on a personalized level.
We offer several ways to protect your pet against diseases and parasites:
First, we start with a physical exam to assess your pet’s outward health (and oral health) for any sign of problems. With every annual exam, we'll become more familiar with your pet.
Next, we suggest blood and fecal testing to screen for parasites and diseases. This gives us a more complete picture of your pet’s overall condition and, if necessary, we can suggest treatment to help.
Vaccines are another key aspect of your pet’s wellness care. Our veterinarians will always recommend vaccines that best suit your pet’s lifestyle, along with a schedule to keep them on track.
With concern for your pet's health, collaboration is always key. During your visit, we'll answer any questions you have to ensure that we're both on the same page regarding their care.
Why Parasite Control is Important for Pets
Dogs and cats need routine parasite control to keep fleas, ticks, and various intestinal worms at bay. More than just pests, these parasites can spread disease and cause serious illness, which is why year-round parasite prevention is so important. We also recommend yearly heartworm testing, fecal testing and tick-borne disease testing.