Pet Wellness Exams &
Preventative Care in Belton
At Belton Small Animal Clinic, we care deeply about your pet's longevity and well-being. We love every one of our patients as much as we love our own pets. That's why we want only the best care for their needs. Pet wellness care is a major area of veterinary medicine. It includes various services, including wellness exams, vaccinations, parasite prevention, and diagnostics. Keeping up with these services and treatments year after year is essential for your pet's health and happiness.
We take pride in helping dogs and cats grow and thrive from their earliest life stage to their senior years. Our goal aligns with yours: keep them healthy and active for years to come. Let's work together to create a personalized wellness plan for your pet that stands the test of time.
A Healthy Start for Puppies & Kittens
The best way to ensure that your pet enjoys a long, healthy life is to start their wellness and prevention program when they are young. Puppies and kittens are vulnerable to illness after they've been weaned. This is because the antibodies they received from their mothers while nursing weaken over time. Initial wellness visits for puppies and kittens include:
- A nose-to-tail physical exam that includes checking weight, temperature and heart rate
- A fecal test to check for intestinal parasites
- Age appropriate vaccines
- Discussion about future vaccinations, nutrition needs, handling, housebreaking/litter box training, socialization and more
- Dispensation of parasite preventative samples
- Deworming (if your pet tests positive for parasites)
Maintaining Your Adult Pet's Health
Annual wellness exams allow our team to fully evaluate your pet's current health and record any changes we observe. Additionally, we can address any problems you have noticed in your pet and act quickly to correct them.
Routine exams include a physical, recommended vaccinations, and heartworm and fecal testing. These are opportune times for us to touch base with you and your pet and make changes to their wellness program if necessary. Parasite prevention is also vital for cats and dogs. In fact, fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are a year-round problem for all pets! Therefore, we recommend the best parasite control products to suit their needs.
Caring for Senior Dogs & Cats
Senior cats and dogs experience the effects of aging much like we do. They can develop diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and other issues. Older pets with chronic health conditions often need to see their veterinarian more than once a year for a checkup. Furthermore, yearly blood screenings are also valuable for detecting underlying illnesses and injuries. It is never easy to see your four-legged friend grow old. Yet, we can help you keep them comfortable, healthy and mobile in their golden years.