Why is wellness care so important? If my pet is acting fine, do I really need to keep that scheduled appointment?
The answer is yes, and here’s why: because animals age much more rapidly than humans, medical conditions can also progress at an accelerated rate. If we don’t take measures to prevent and catch diseases early, your pet may not experience the full, happy life he or she deserves. That’s why wellness visits should be an essential part of your companion’s health care plan. Patterson Veterinary Hospital offers wellness plans for pets of all breeds and ages.
At Patterson Veterinary Hospital, we like to take a proactive approach to the health of our patients. Rather than treat an illness once it’s occurred, we try to prevent it from developing in the first place. This simple concept can extend your loved one’s life and make it much happier. Our preventative care includes vaccinations, parasite control, nutrition and weight management and much more. We will work with you to create a customized plan to meet your pet’s unique needs and risk factors.
Another important component of wellness care is the opportunity these regular visits provide to detect disease in its earliest stages. When we can identify the signs of a medical problem early, we can address it quickly and much more effectively. Not only will this vastly improve the prognosis for your pet, but it will also save you money in the long run. At each wellness visit, we will compare your pet’s previous exam results and run a series of routine tests. This will help us closely monitor his or her ongoing health over time.
Establishing a Relationship
Finally, when you bring your pet in to see us at least once a year, you give us the chance to bond with you both. We can better understand your companion’s needs and develop a more precise and effective health care plan. As an added benefit, the more your pet interacts with us, the more comfortable he or she will become. This will make visits to the vet a much more pleasant experience for everyone.
Even if your loved one seems perfectly healthy, wellness visits should be a priority. Give us a call today and let’s get your pal on the path to optimum health and happiness!