Through preventative care, you can do your part to improve your pet’s health. Preventative care services like wellness exams, parasite control, vaccinations, and dental care can protect and preserve your pet’s health. At Sherwood Family Pet Clinic, we offer comprehensive preventative care services to pets of all ages and breeds in our local community. We invite you to visit our clinic and benefit from all that we have to offer for your pet’s health and well-being.
Healthy adult pets should be examined by their veterinarian annually to monitor their health. Senior pets may need more frequent checkups, as their delicate health makes them more prone to developing medical issues. A wellness checkup consists of a physical exam of your pet’s body, including the eyes, nose, ears, mouth, skin and fur, to detect early warning signs of infection or disease. We’ll also palpate your pet's abdomen for signs of pain, check his joints for arthritis, and listen to his heart and lungs for signs of heart or respiratory illness.
Some health problems are obvious while others can be hidden. An experienced veterinarian can detect signs of health problems that pet owners may overlook. The sooner a problem is detected, the sooner your pet can start treatment to expedite his recovery. Treating health problems early on saves you the trouble of dealing with major health issues later down the line.
Our doctor’s at Sherwood Family Pet Clinic may request that bloodwork be done during your pet's routine exam to assess his organ function. Through bloodwork, we can detect signs of infection, inflammation, anemia, and other illnesses to avoid delays in your pet’s treatment.
Annual pet exams are also a good time for your veterinarian to test your pet for parasites, like heartworms, that can cause damage to its heart. Regular testing ensures your pet is free from the dangers that parasites can cause. Through the use of heartworm prevention and flea and tick prevention medication, you can safeguard your pet against these pests. We can also personalize a heartworm prevention or flea and tick prevention plan for your furry friend to protect him from infestation year-round.
If your pet needs to update his vaccinations, we will do so during your pet’s wellness exam. Pet vaccinations offer your pet fundamental protection against life-threatening diseases. Vaccination booster shots can be given every one to three years, depending on your pet’s age, health, breed, and lifestyle.
Call Sherwood Family Pet Clinic for more information about Preventative Care
To schedule wellness care services for your dog, cat or exotic pet, contact our team from Sherwood Family Pet Clinic at 503-625-5664. We look forward to meeting your pet care needs.