Wellness & Preventative Care
The saying goes that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and we couldn’t agree more! At Spruce Hill Veterinary Clinic, preventative medicine is the cornerstone of our care. This includes wellness exams, vaccinations, parasite testing and prevention, and nutrition.
Our wellness care services allow us to see pets at their healthiest and then give you strategies to keep them there, including regular exams, vaccinations, blood work, and other proactive health care. Regular exams for pets not only let us establish what’s normal for your pet, but also gives us the opportunity to catch health issues early, while they’re most treatable and before they become bigger—and more expensive problems.
We recommend annual exams and blood testing for most adult animals, though that may vary by species and age. As a rule, puppies and kittens need to see the vet more frequently at first for vaccinations and parasite treatment. Senior pets—for dogs and cats that generally means any pet over seven—we suggest twice yearly visits, as pets age much faster than we do and therefore disease and illness progress much faster as well.
Your pet’s annual exam is also a great time to discuss any changes you may have observed in your pet. Since animals can’t really tell us when they’re unwell and they often instinctually hide symptoms, subtle behavior changes are often the first clue that something’s not right.
Ready to schedule a wellness visit for your pet? Give us a call at (413) 782-3183.
Taking care of your precious pet’s health starts with a thorough veterinary exam. To schedule an appointment for your pet, call us at (413) 782-3183.