Preventative Care

By September 19, 2022No Comments

At Riverside Pet Care, we believe that effective preventive care for pets should focus on protecting their health and vitality at every stage of their life, not just treating a problem when it arises. That’s why we stress a veterinary practice known as pet wellness care. This is a comprehensive approach that involves nurturing the whole body and mind of your pet with the goal of preventing disease and illness before it occurs. It includes thorough diagnostic testing to detect disorders and an emphasis on a healthy diet and lifestyle to keep your pet active and vigorous throughout their lives. We’ll work with you to create a customized program of preventative care and wellness based on your pet’s age, breed, living environment, and physical condition.

Elements Of Pet Preventative Care

An effective pet wellness program includes several areas of veterinary care, working together to both promote good health and detect the signs and symptoms of underlying disease, injury, and congenital defects so that treatment can be provided before serious harm occurs.

  • Annual Wellness Exams – Your pet should have physical and dental examinations at least once a year throughout their life to monitor their overall health and condition.
  • Vaccinations – Having your pet fully vaccinated against the most common diseases is an important part of prevention.
  • Parasite Control – Internal and external parasites are very common in pets. They can make your pet miserable and are very harmful to their health. Fortunately, once detected, they are easy to control.
  • Spay And Neuter – Having your pet spayed or neutered provides many health benefits, including reducing or eliminating the risk of cancer and other reproductive organ diseases as well as undesirable behaviors.

Other important elements of wellness care include nutritional assessment and diet planning as well as weight management. Your veterinarian will help you devise a program to keep your pet in top physical condition.

Diagnostic testing is a keystone of preventative care. We offer very affordable pricing on wellness blood work panels to detect thyroid issues in dogs and cats over age six. We also do fecal and urine analysis, heartworm tests, tick disease panels, and testing for early kidney disease in both dogs and cats. Additionally, for cats we can also do early heart and pancreas disease blood testing.

If you’d like to learn more about preventative health care at Riverside Pet Care in Sarasota Springs, UT, call us today at 385-425-6444 and we’ll get you scheduled for an appointment.

Important Announcement

Due to the high demand for appointments and many no-show instances, all new clients will be required to pay a $50 deposit at the time of scheduling their appointment.