As the popular saying goes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
Our veterinary team in Naples offers pet wellness plans to ensure that every pet receives that necessary ounce of prevention--and then some! Your pet's long-term health depends on:
Routine physical exams
Core and non-core
Parasite screening and prevention
These services comprise their comprehensive health program and are tailored to suit every aspect of their condition and lifestyle. We understand that as an individual, your pet will not have the same health plan as another pet. Call (239) 778-9777 to schedule an appointment for your pet!
A physical exam is the first step in a routine checkup and gives us general information about your pet's health status. In addition, it allows us the opportunity to:
Create a baseline of wellness that we can use as a measuring stick for future exams.
Catch small subtle changes with the help of diagnostics so we can treat potential problems quickly.
Develop an ongoing, comprehensive history of health for your pet.
Wellness exams are also a good time for you to ask your veterinarian questions and receive thoughtful answers. No issue is too small for us to address; sometimes small problems can grow into big ones.
After the exam, we might suggest vaccinating your pet for certain diseases. We may also recommend blood work or a fecal test to check for parasites. Our goal is to leave no stone unturned during your pet's exam.
No matter how young or old your pet happens to be, they need routine treatment to keep them healthy.
Puppies and kittens can get sick very quickly. They should see their veterinarian right away for a full checkup including fecal testing to screen for intestinal parasites and a detailed conversation about their care. Deworming should be expected as many puppies and kittens are born with intestinal parasites like roundworms. We may also give their first vaccinations if they are healthy enough.
Health maintenance is key for adult pets. Yearly exams, vaccinations, blood work and monthly doses of parasite preventive give them the best chance of staying healthy. Questions are always encouraged when you visit because we want to make sure that your pet’s current healthcare routine is really benefiting them.
Senior dogs and cats need semiannual exams to detect and prevent disease. Their health can change very quickly and you may not realize it at first since pets instinctively try to hide their pain. We may also recommend semiannual blood testing and imaging if your pet has a chronic condition such as:
It’s never too early or too late to formulate a pet wellness plan. Call (239) 778-9777 today to make an appointment with one of our knowledgeable veterinarians.