Wellness for Your Pet: Managing Their Health, Inside and Out
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.
Your partner in keeping your pets well.
Preventing Illness, Disease, and Other Health Issues
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.
First, we start with a physical exam to assess your pet’s outward health (and oral health) for any sign of problems. With every annual exam, we'll become more familiar with your pet.
Next, we suggest blood and fecal testing to screen for parasites and diseases. This gives us a more complete picture of your pet’s overall condition and, if necessary, we can suggest treatment to help.
Vaccines are another key aspect of your pet’s wellness care. Our veterinarians will always recommend vaccines that best suit your pet’s lifestyle, along with a schedule to keep them on track.
With concern for your pet's health, collaboration is always key. During your visit, we'll answer any questions you have to ensure that we're both on the same page regarding their care.
Why Parasite Control is Important for Pets
Dogs and cats need routine parasite control to keep fleas, ticks, and various intestinal worms at bay. More than just pests, these parasites can spread disease and cause serious illness, which is why year-round parasite prevention is so important. We also recommend yearly heartworm testing, fecal testing and tick-borne disease testing.
Every Pet Has Their Own Health Needs
All pets are unique and deserve individual health plans to address their needs. From nutrition and behavior to retrovirus testing and dental care, your pet will receive a personalized plan that's flexible to change with their health. Contact us today to get started on a wellness plan for your pet!
Canine Wellness Exams
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.
Feline Wellness Exams
Bringing your feline friend in for yearly wellness exams are the perfect opportunity for a baseline of your cat's health and identify any potential health problems.
During your cat’s exam, we’ll thoroughly assess their:
- Body condition and weight
- Mouth, teeth, and gums
- Eyes and ears
- Skin and coat
- Joints, muscles, and bones
- Cardiovascular system
- Central nervous system
- Urinary and reproductive system
- Nutrient and mineral levels
- …and more
When you meet with us, we can address all of your questions and concerns about your cat’s health, including their daily routine, diet, and home environment. We can also discuss the best ways to carrier train your cat, if it’s something new for them.
We know that well-educated pet owners are the best pet owners, so we’re happy to talk to you about your cat’s needs.