Pet Wellness & Preventative Care
Why does my pet need wellness & preventative care?
At Arrowhead Veterinary Centre, we believe that one of the keys to a long healthy life is preventative health care. We believe that each patient is an individual with unique needs depending on their breed, age, lifestyle and personality. We recommend that all of our patients come in for a consultation once a year (or twice a year for seniors). This allows us to intervene on any medical conditions early, to discuss ways to keep your pet healthy and active and to go over any observations or concerns that you have, as their owner and advocate.
At your pet’s wellness consultation, they will have a full physical exam performed. Your veterinarian will assess their dental health, check their joints for any signs of arthritis or injury, evaluate their body condition, examine them for any skin lesions or lumps and auscultate their heart and lungs. If any problems or abnormalities are detected, your veterinarian will discuss them with you and give recommendations on the best workup and/or treatment.
Your veterinarian will also address deworming, flea and tick prevention, vaccination, nutrition and anything else that you would like to discuss.
At Arrowhead Veterinary Centre, we believe that our pet owners are an integral part of their pet’s wellness team. We strive to collaborate with our clients to work towards our common goal of giving your pet the longest and healthiest life possible.