Preventive Health Care
We know that your pets are part of the family and you want to give them the best care possible. While emergencies, illnesses, and accidents will occasionally happen, keeping your pet healthy starts with ongoing preventative care. With regular wellness checks and dental visits, you can make sure you stay a step ahead of health issues in your pet. Our team at Heritage Veterinary Hospital would like to take a closer look at preventative care and how it helps your pets. If you live in or around Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, or the surrounding areas, contact our veterinarians to schedule a check-up for your furry friend.
Probably the best way to keep your pet healthy is to schedule regular wellness exams. Most veterinarians agree that a check-up at least once per year is essential to maintain a pet’s health. Not only will our veterinarians take a look at baseline health statistics, like listening to your pet's heart and lungs, and getting your pet's weight, but our veterinarians will examine the teeth, ears, and eyes. The veterinarian will also have a chance to talk with you to see if you have any concerns or have noticed any new behaviors.
Pet Dental Health
While pet owners usually remember the yearly wellness exam, very few owners also remember regular pet dental health visits. A pet’s health hinges on having a healthy mouth and ensuring the teeth and gums are clean and healthy. Plus, many dangerous diseases and conditions are first detected in the mouth through regular dental health exams. Both heart disease and kidney disease can have initial symptoms discovered in the mouth and gums.
Just like humans, pets can receive vaccinations to protect them from common diseases. At a minimum, your pet will need to receive its core vaccines. For dogs, this includes rabies, canine parvovirus, canine hepatitis, and distemper. For cats, this includes feline distemper, rabies, feline calicivirus, and feline herpesvirus type I.
When cats and dogs are younger, they need their vaccines more frequently. As pets age, they will only need a booster of some of the vaccines once in a while. Our veterinarians will keep track of which vaccinations your pet has received and will notify you when your pet is due for his or her next vaccination. Taking your pet to its regular wellness exams will also help keep your pet on schedule for these vaccinations.
Get Top-Quality Veterinary Care at Heritage Veterinary Hospital
At Heritage Veterinary Hospital, we believe that preventative care is the best way to keep your pet healthy. Monitoring your pet’s ongoing health, vaccinations, and maintaining pet dental health will help set your cat or dog up for success. If you live in Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, or the surrounding communities, call our office today at (314) 878-8454 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.
We provide our clients with preventive animal health care options, to give your pet their best life possible. If you have questions about the preventive care we offer, please contact us, and we’ll be glad to help.