Your pet’s health is always our number one priority, which is why for most pets we recommend annual wellness exams to ensure that your animal companion remains in good health. If your pet is a senior–over seven for dogs, over nine for cats–we strongly suggest twice-yearly exams and blood screenings. That’s because pets age more rapidly than humans, meaning disease and illness develop faster as well. Our veterinarian-performed physical exams comprehensively assess every aspect of your pet’s health.
Proactive, preventative medicine in the form of regular wellness exams and routine vaccinations 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.
Vaccinating your pet is a relatively inexpensive but essential way to protect their health. In addition to preventing many life-threatening illnesses, vaccinations can prevent diseases prevalent in wildlife and those that can be passed to humans. It’s essential to administer vaccinations when pets are puppies and kittens because their young immune systems are still developing and need protection to stay healthy.
While any medical treatment involves some degree of risk, in the case of vaccinations, the benefits far outweigh any potential side effects. Adverse reactions are rare and usually mild and short-term when they do occur. Your vet can explain what to watch for in your pets after they are vaccinated.
Animal Clinic of Casselberry offers wellness exams and preventative care for every life stage of your pet, from puppies and kittens to senior and geriatric animals. Want to know more about vaccinations and guidelines? Click here.
Taking care of your precious pet’s health starts with a thorough veterinary exam. To schedule an appointment for your pet, call us at (407) 699-4572.