Crosspoint Veterinary Hospital is pleased to offer wellness programs for all ages of dogs and cats. Like human medicine, it is important to prevent issues when possible and diagnose early when not. Crosspoint Veterinary Hospital has the latest in diagnostic equipment including x-ray and blood work equipment, as well as the latest medications and preventative medicine protocols.
Wellness programs are most successful when they begin early in the life of a pet. For puppies and kittens, Dr. McHughes has designed a wellness program that includes vaccinations, spaying or neutering, and blood work to establish healthy baseline values for your furry family member. Dr. McHughes will also work with you to determine what type of food will be best for their growing bodies. You will also be instructed on how to care for your pet’s teeth while they are at home. Finally, a heartworm preventative will be chosen for your puppy or kitten, as both are susceptible to this deadly parasite.
As your pet begins to mature, Crosspoint has a strategy to keep them healthy as well. Maintaining and boosting vaccinations as needed is extremely important to keep young dogs and cats healthy. Blood work continues to be beneficial at this stage of their lives, and Dr. McHughes can compare these values to those baseline values established when your pet was younger. Blood work values can help find many disease states much earlier than waiting until a pet begins to exhibit signs of illness. A healthy diet will help keep your pet at a healthy weight, reducing many of the risks of obesity, including diabetes and heart disease. Finally, dentistry is still a priority as your pet begins to mature. Studies show that pets receiving regular dental care at home and with a veterinarian can increase their life expectancy by as much as 25%!
Senior furry family members also have a plan to keep them healthy at Crosspoint Veterinary Hospital. Our special senior friends can expect much of the same level of care they have received during their earlier years. Continued vaccinations, dentals and blood work remain crucial for our aging clients. More frequent examinations and blood work may become necessary at this stage of your cat or dog’s life. Finally, diet will need to continue to be monitored to insure proper nutrition for your pet as they age.
Regardless of the current age of your pet, wellness programs can add to their quality of life. Just like human medicine, disease prevention is always less expensive and more effective than treating a disease once it has manifested. Call one of the compassionate team members at Crosspoint Veterinary Hospital to have a wellness plan created for your loved one today!