Preventative care occurs when you regularly take your pet to the vet to ensure proper health. Routine maintenance will help avoid potential emergency visits. These regularly scheduled visits can catch a problem in its early stages. You may also need to provide care at home. Pet preventative care encompasses a range of measures and practices to keep pets healthy and prevent potential illnesses or conditions. If you live in the Ft Lauderdale, FL, area, visit South Federal Animal Hospital for effective preventative care.
What Happens during a Regular Trip to the Vet?
When you take your pets to the vet, they perform a complete physical and take a full history. During these check-ups, the vet can assess your pet's well-being, perform necessary vaccinations, conduct screenings for common diseases, and provide preventive treatments, such as parasite control.
The comprehensive exam includes weight, age, and temperature. Our vet listens to your pet's lungs and heart. The skin, coat, eyes, ears, and nose are all examined. In addition, our vet can provide dental care, which includes an examination of the mouth and teeth.
The vet determines if your pets need special teeth cleaning or removal visits. We will give your pets any required vaccines and put your pets on a vaccine schedule. Our vet will provide nutritional counseling to explain how much food and exercise your pets need. That plan changes as your pets grow and get older.
Will Tests Be Performed?
During a regular visit with our vet, you will discuss any medication your pets may need, including heartworm and preventative for ticks and fleas. Our vet performs a fecal test to ensure it is free of parasites and heartworm. Our vet may decide to do bloodwork and test for infectious diseases.
Why Choose South Federal Animal Hospital?
The South Federal Animal Hospital staff knows your pets' importance. We treat your pets as though they are part of our family. We are honored that you chose us to provide care for your pets. By implementing these preventative care measures, you can protect your pet's health, prevent diseases, and ensure they lead a happy and fulfilling life.
We offer comprehensive preventative care, as well as emergency services when they are sick. We understand the vet can be stressful for you and your pets. Therefore, we strive to make every visit comfortable and stress-free. Contact us at (954) 523-8527 so we can start caring for your pet and schedule a preventative care appointment. Remember to consult your veterinarian for personalized advice and recommendations based on your pet's needs.