At Frisco Pet Hospital, Dr. Moore emphasizes the importance of wellness and preventive veterinary care for all of our patients. Wellness and preventive care establish a solid foundation of health for pets, helping them live longer, healthier, and happier lives.
The Importance of Wellness and Preventive Care for Pets
Wellness and preventive care for pets not only protect pets from contracting dangerous diseases and suffering from parasites but also helps the veterinarian detect changes in pets that could indicate some of the earliest signs of illness.
In most cases, early detection and diagnosis and prompt treatment of disease give pets the best chances of managing symptoms and overcoming illness.
What to Expect During Your Pet's Wellness Exam
Each wellness exam starts with a whiskers-to-tail physical examination that helps us establish a baseline of your pet’s health and better detect changes as they occur in the future.
Wellness appointments also include preventive treatments like vaccinations and parasite prevention. We’ll help you select a schedule of vaccines based on your pet’s individual exposure risk and recommend a parasite preventive that’s effective and safe for your whole family.
Depending on your pet’s age, condition, and individual risk factors, we might also recommend running routine laboratory tests to test your pet’s organ function and screen for early signs of chronic disease like diabetes.
Wellness appointments are also about keeping your pet healthy between visits to the veterinarian, and nutrition is one of the most important factors in your pet’s health.
Behavior and Lifestyle Advice
During wellness appointments, we can also discuss your pet’s behaviors, exercise, training tools, or environment.
When to Bring Your Pet in for a Wellness Examination
Healthy adult cats and dogs should visit the veterinarian at least once a year for a checkup, vaccine boosters, and parasite prevention.
Puppies, kittens, senior dogs and cats, and pets with chronic health conditions will likely need to visit the veterinarian for more frequent appointments. These exams ensure we’re able to provide puppies and kittens with a healthy start to life, detect health changes as they occur in older pets, and maintain a good quality of life for pets who are chronically ill.
Personalized Pet Wellness Care With Our Veterinarian in Frisco, Texas
We personalize wellness care for each of our patients based on the pet’s age, species, breed, lifestyle, environment, and medical history. To learn more about wellness pet care or to schedule your pet’s next appointment at Frisco Pet Hospital, we welcome you to contact us today.