We offer a variety of wellness exams for pets at any life stage.
Proactive, preventative medicine in the form of regular wellness exams and routine care is the key to keeping your pet healthy. We have witnessed that pets with preventative care stay healthier longer. When they do get ill, it’s usually caught early, which leads to better outcomes.
Cottner Creek Pet Clinic offers wellness exams and preventative care for every life stage of your pet, from puppies and kittens, to senior and geriatric animals.
We recommend the following wellness/preventive care:
Adult Pet Wellness Exams: For adult pets, we recommend annual comprehensive physicals that evaluate eyes, ears, nose, mouth, lungs, skin, joints, lymph nodes and more. Since our pets can’t speak and will often instinctively hide symptoms and signs of illness or pain, these physical exams are extremely important.
Puppy and Kitten Wellness Exams: We love puppies and kittens! Young puppies and kittens need to see the vet frequently to ensure they receive the proper vaccinations, and our doctors and technicians do a great job of educating pet parents about what their pet will need to be happy & healthy.
Vaccinations: Updated vaccinations and booster shots prevent many common and often deadly diseases and infections like rabies, distemper, feline panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, and more. You can read more about specific vaccinations for pets on our Vaccinations page.
Dental Care: Your pet’s teeth and the health of their mouth can affect every aspect of their life. Regular professional dental work will not only improve your pet’s well-being but give them a longer life. Our annual dental cleanings include radiographs, cleaning, polish and any needed treatments. If left untreated, dental disease can result in other serious health problems such as heart issues and kidney failure. To help keep your pet healthy and happy throughout his or her lifetime, get regular dental cleanings at Cottner Creek Pet Clinic!
Parasite Control: Fleas, ticks, heartworm, and intestinal parasites need to be eradicated and prevented–not only for your pet’s health but for your family’s as well. Many of these parasites are zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted to people. Our veterinarian can help you determine which one is right for your pet.
Skin and Coat Care: Grooming, washing, brushing and managing any external allergies prevents infections, mange, matting, and more.
Nutrition: Proper nutrition is essential to the health of your pet. It helps support their immune system, ensuring normal aging, growth, and development.
Behavioral Evaluations: Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions. Identifying these shifts helps us identify and treat the root cause.
Senior and Geriatric Animals: Your older pet’s health is important to us! Because pets age much faster than humans, disease and illness progress much faster as well–making preventative care extremely important for senior pets. That’s why for dogs over seven and cats over nine, we may recommend an exam with bloodwork every six months.
Have questions about wellness and preventative care or want to schedule an exam for your pet? Call us at 402-334-5975.