Wellness Care/Checkups

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Your pet deserves the best in veterinary care in Katy, TX. Our local staff is dedicated to providing, not just emergency care, but ongoing wellness for your family pet.

Animals of all kinds need consistent, regular professional medical attention throughout their lives. Veterinary wellness checkups enable you to help ensure that your pet receives the proper diagnostic, examination and preventative treatments necessary to ensure optimal health on a daily basis.

Annual Wellness Checkups

When your pet gets their annual wellness checkup, here’s what you can expect. First, your pet will be checked over in a general way that starts with a physical examination. This is done to help catch any potential obvious problems such as deformities, growths, areas of pain or discomfort, or motility issues.

During the visit, you’ll discuss your pet’s health at home, and you’ll have the opportunity to convey anything that may be concerning you, such as changes in behavior or appetite, or anything else that’s changed since the last visit. Your vet will also ask you specific questions in order to highlight common potential issues, as well as to get a better sense of the animal’s lifestyle at home.

Next, your pet’s file will be carefully reviewed, with an eye toward ensuring that all preventative treatments and any local government mandated animal treatments are brought up to date during the annual wellness checkup. These may include things like:

-Vaccinations
-Heartworm Testing
-Monthly
Heartworm/Intestinal Parasite Prevention (Sentinel/Advantage
Multi/Heartgard)

Wellness Services

Annual wellness checkups provide the chance for your pet to receive needed diagnostic procedures and treatment in a wide range of service areas. Additional services that may be conducted during your pet’s annual veterinary check up include items such as:

Annual Blood Testing

Spaying/Neutering

Dental Examination

Heartworm Testing

Nail Trimming

Anal Gland Expression

Senior Pet Care

Older pets often develop a range of age-related issues, such as loss of appetite, mobility challenges and failing eyesight. Veterinary wellness checkups support the health aging of your beloved pet to help ensure quality of life for as long as possible. Annual blood testing is highly recommended as preventative care.

Puppy and Kitten Care

At a minimum, you should strive to have your new puppy or kitten get a visit when they are about eight weeks of age. We recommend examinations and vaccinations every four weeks until the patient is 16 weeks old when they receive their last round with their first rabies vaccination. Early wellness checkup can reveal health conditions you should be aware of, as well as to build a baseline of health that can be used throughout your new pet’s life. In addition, if you’re a new pet owner, you can receive valuable advice and tips on caring for your young pet, such as tooth brushing techniques and parasite control.

These are just some of the many services and treatment options available during routine veterinary wellness checkups at Animal Hospital Of Katy. We are dedicated to providing the most advanced care for your pet in Katy, and we can’t wait to be a part of your pet's whole life health!