Wellness Care for Dogs in and Around Knoxville
At Lange Animal Hospital, our number one goal is keeping dogs healthy and happy so you can enjoy many wonderful years together. That’s why we believe so strongly in having a comprehensive wellness and preventive care plan in place for every life stage, from puppyhood to those tender golden years.
Dog Wellness Exams
When you bring your dog in for their wellness visit, we’ll conduct a comprehensive nose-to-tail examination. This exam allows us to develop a better understanding of your canine companion’s baseline health. It also allows us to more easily track changes in their health as they occur. Monitoring health changes over time is important because we’re more likely to detect diseases earlier and treat them more successfully.
Please feel free to ask any questions you have about your dog’s health during these visits, whether it’s related to diet, behavior, or training.
Vaccines are an essential part of preventive care and are typically administered as part of your dog’s wellness visit. Similar to human vaccines, pet vaccines boost your dog’s immune system by equipping their body with disease-fighting antibodies. There are two types of vaccines: core and non-core. The core dog vaccinations that we recommend are:
- Canine Infuenza (H3N2)
Non-core vaccines are those that are based on your dog’s lifestyle and risk of exposure to disease. For example, if you often leave your dog at doggy daycare while you’re at work, they’ll need to be vaccinated against a highly contagious illness called Bordetella. When you bring your dog in for their wellness exam, we’ll discuss their lifestyle with you and create a customized dog vaccination schedule based on their needs.
Additional Dog Wellness Services
Physical examinations and vaccinations are just part of the wellness services we provide. To ensure that our canine friends stay in the best health possible, we provide several other services as well, including:
- Nutritional counseling
- Behavior counseling
If you have any questions about dog wellness care and would to talk to a member of our staff, we can be reached at 865-690-6481. You can also use our online appointment request form. We look forward to seeing you and your dog soon!