Pet Wellness Care at All Creatures Animal Hospital
At All Creatures Animal Hospital in Granbury, TX, our approach to pet wellness care involves creating a personalized treatment plan for your pet. By assessing your pet's medical history and overall health, we can understand what kind of care your pet will need throughout its life.
What Is Wellness Care?
Your pet wellness program is designed to take into consideration its age, breed, species, and any particular challenges your pet may have. This helps us provide the right nutritional care, preventive care, and testing your pet requires to live a long and healthy life.
Annual pet exams are the cornerstone of any comprehensive wellness program. However, if you have a puppy, kitten, or senior pet, he or she may require several exams throughout the year to stay up-to-date on your pet's continually changing health. During an exam, our veterinarian will assess your pet's eyes, nose, ears, and mouth. We will listen to your pet's heart and lungs. We will also examine your pet's skin and coat to check for any skin-related conditions.
Our veterinarian will watch your pet walk to observe his or her gait. If needed, we will require to ensure your pet has a thorough, complete annual assessment (external and internal) and recommend annual lab bloodwork. The recommendation is tailored to your pet's needs (i.e., age, underlying disease, breed, etc.). Recommended annual lab testing could include a complete blood count, a chemistry profile, urinalysis, heartworm test, fecal parasite tests, tick disease screening, thyroid levels, etc. We use stool samples to test for parasites or any harmful bacteria that may be in your pet's system.
These tests help us assess the presence of infection, inflammation, kidney disease, liver disease, thyroid disease, and more. Annual lab work also lets us know your pet's normal values year to year. Annual lab work often allows us to compare your pet's previous lab values with current values, often identifying trending changes. This often detects underlying issues much sooner and more specific to your pet.
The sooner an issue is identified, the prompter treatment is initiated, leading to better outcomes and a better and longer quality of life. All Creatures Animal Hospital finds annual lab work so important we have worked very hard to get our diagnostic lab to package labs into an annual panel for a significant discount. We further discount the annual plans to help our clients provide the best care to our four-legged family members.
Part of wellness care is making sure your pet has its core vaccines. Depending on the type of pet you have, the core vaccines will be different. The rabies vaccine is a core vaccination for both cats and dogs. Most vaccines require a booster. Our vet will have your pet on a routine schedule to make sure the vaccines are continually up-to-date.
Spaying and Neutering
Spaying or neutering is an essential part of your pet's wellness care. If your pet has not been spayed or neutered yet, our team can schedule the procedure during your pet's next exam.
Dental care is an important part of pet wellness care that owners often overlook. Although bad breath and other dental problems may seem minor at first, they can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. Dental assessments and teeth cleanings are easy ways to prevent oral issues from negatively affecting your pet. All Creatures provides a 10% discount on dental exams when scheduled within 30 days of an annual exam with the recommended discounted annual lab work. This is a great value to provide the best preventative care to our four-legged family members.
We understand it can be challenging to manage your pet's weight on your own. That's why our wellness care includes nutritional testing and counseling to ensure your pet is given the proper food and exercise it needs to stay healthy.
Visit Our Animal Hospital in Granbury, TX Today
If you are looking for a vet in Granbury, our team at All Creatures Animal Hospital is here for you and your animal. We provide a wide range of services at our state-of-the-art clinic. If you are interested in learning more about our wellness care or want to schedule your pet's next appointment, give us a call at (817) 326-6262 today.