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Wellness Care

Wellness check-ups, preventative vaccinations, regular diagnostics, and routine dental care are key to maintaining a healthy and happy pet. Learn more about the benefits of staying on top of your pet’s preventative care.

Early Detection

Detect illnesses & medical abnormalities that may otherwise go unnoticed through routine diagnostics.

Baseline Health

Routine diagnostics help your vet understand your pet’s unique health chemistry in the event of unexpected changes.

Extended Life

Maintaining regular healthy habits and vet check-ups can significantly extend the life of your pet.

Wellness Plan Discounts

Maintaining regular healthy habits and vet check-ups can significantly extend the life of your pet.

Pet wellness care is a key element of providing a healthy lifestyle for your furry companion. Your pet can't tell you how they are feeling and concealing injury or illness is common animal behavior. That's why pet wellness care exams are so important because they give your vet an opportunity to establish your pet's baseline of health and look for signs of developing health conditions. 

The best way to protect your dog or cat from serious illness is to provide them with regular pet wellness care because it promotes early detection which, in turn, improves treatment outcomes. My Pets Wellness provides a full suite of pet care services including wellness check-ups, preventative vaccinations, parasite protection, routine diagnostics, and regular dental care. 

Pet Wellness Care Check-ups

Your pet's wellness care check-up involves an assessment of your pet's overall condition and a detailed, nose-to-tail examination. During the wellness check-up, your veterinarian will assess your pet's: 

  • Bone and Joint Health. How your pet moves can tell your vet a lot about the condition of their joints. 
  • Weight and Overall Condition. Your vet will look at your pet's weight, muscle condition, and alertness to get a picture of their overall health. 
  • Skin and Coat. Abnormal dryness, oiliness, hair loss, and lumps or bumps may indicate poor health in your pet. 
  • Eyes. Your pet's eyes will be checked for cloudiness, redness, and discharge which could suggest trauma or an underlying health condition. 
  • Nose. Your vet will check your pet's nose for symmetry, airflow, drainage, and irritation of the nasal folds. 
  • Ears. Your pet's ears will be checked for discharge, thickening, and hair loss that could signal the presence of ear mites or infection. 
  • Heart and Lungs. Your vet will use a stethoscope to check your pet's heart for proper rate and rhythm, according to size and breed, along with your pet's rate of lung respiration. 
  • Stomach and Digestive System. Using palpations, your vet can feel the location, size, shape, and firmness of your pet's stomach and other areas of their body to assess your pet's internal condition. 
  • Oral Health. Checking for missing teeth, periodontal disease, tartar build-up, ulcers, and excessive salivation is typically part of your pet's wellness care check-up. 

Your pet's wellness check-up is the perfect opportunity to tell your veterinarian about any concerns you may have regarding your pet's health. Your vet may also offer pet care education or advice that will help you keep your pet healthy and feeling great. 

Preventative Pet Vaccinations

One of the most important aspects of your pet's wellness care is staying current on all core vaccinations. Pet vaccinations prevent many avoidable illnesses that are harmful to dogs and cats and reduce the need for urgent veterinary visits. When you first bring your pet to My Pets Wellness, we check their vaccination records and put them on a regimen to ensure that they stay current on core vaccinations. 

Different vaccination regimens are needed for different life stages, lifestyles, and environments. You can bring your cat or dog in as early as six weeks for vaccinations that may include: 

  • Rabies (feline or canine) 
  • Distemper (feline or canine) 
  • Bordetella (feline or canine)  
  • Parvovirus (canine) 
  • Adenovirus (canine)
  • Parainfluenza (canine) 
  • Lyme Disease (canine) 
  • Leptospirosis (canine) 
  • Herpes Virus (feline)
  • Calicivirus (feline) 
  • Leukemia Virus (feline) 

After your pet has its first vaccinations, you will need to bring them back for boosters every 3-4 weeks until four months of age, then for another booster at a year of age, and boosters every one to three years thereafter, depending on the vaccination.  Proof of current vaccinations is required to utilize boarding, grooming, and daycare services for your pet. 

Pet Parasite Protection

Intestinal parasites, fleas, ticks, and mosquitos can cause a number of dangerous and potentially fatal illnesses. Pet parasites can be difficult to see as they can conceal themselves under your pet's fur or in their internal organs, and some are so little they are just the size of a pinhead, making them incredibly elusive. Common pet parasites include: 

  • Roundworms. These parasites can cause diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, and other issues, although some infected pets may be asymptomatic.
  • Hookworms. By attaching to your pet's intestinal lining, hookworms can cause anemia, collapse, and even death in young or weak animals. 
  • Tapeworms. Tapeworms bury their head in your pet's intestinal lining causing mild gastrointestinal upset.
  • Physaloptera. Also known as stomach worms, these worms feed off the blood and tissue in your pet's stomach and small intestine which results in intermittent vomiting, anorexia, and weight loss. 
  • Fleas. These external parasites spread intestinal parasite larvae and can cause allergic reactions with redness, irritation, and hair loss for your pet.   
  • Ticks. Ticks cause redness and irritation where they attach to their host and spread diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease. 
  • Mosquitos.  Mosquito bites can spread harmful diseases such as heartworms and West Nile Virus. 

The experienced veterinary team at My Pets Wellness will thoroughly examine your pet for signs of external pests and internal parasites. Our knowledgeable veterinary physicians can prescribe medications that prevent and treat intestinal parasites, heartworms, fleas, and ticks. We work with you to safeguard your pet from disease-causing parasites, which also helps to protect you and other members of your family. 

Routine Pet Diagnostics

Routine diagnostic testing is part of pet wellness care because it can reveal developing medical conditions that aren't causing symptoms yet. Some wellness screening tests that your vet may recommend are: 

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) 
  • Biochemistry Profile 
  • Thyroid Hormone Testing 
  • Urinalysis 
  • Stool Testing 
  • Abdominal X-rays and ultrasound  

Since many puppies have intestinal parasites, regular fecal exams in puppies are crucial. Additionally, your veterinarian may advise heartworm testing on a timetable that is suitable for your part of the country. 

Regular Pet Dental Care

Maintaining excellent pet wellness care requires good dental hygiene. By the time they reach 3 years old, most pets have some sort of dental disease, but with the right treatment, many periodontal issues may be prevented.  

My Pets Wellness' veterinary physicians are also skilled veterinary dentists. Veterinary dentistry refers to the cleaning, repairing, adjusting, and extracting of your pet's teeth to promote oral health. 

Veterinarians are uniquely prepared to diagnose, treat, and provide follow-up care for dental conditions found during oral examinations and operations.  

Routine veterinary dental exams and cleanings prevent dental disorders from developing, lessen the need for extractions, and lower the risk of periodontal disease. To preserve your pet's oral health at every stage of life, My Pets Wellness utilizes the latest dental tools and technology available. 

Comprehensive Pet Wellness Care Plans

Standard pet insurance coverage does not cover wellness and preventative care. In response to this, My Pets Wellness offers comprehensive health plans as an affordable way to make sure your pet gets the wellness care they need to stay healthy for many years to come. The comprehensive health plans at My Pets Wellness cover services such as: 

  • Core Vaccinations 
  • Veterinary Dental Care 
  • Anesthesia 
  • Full Mouth X-rays 
  • Annual Blood Work and Urinalysis 
  • 12-month Parasite Prevention Subscription 

My Pets Wellness comprehensive health plans don't involve waiting periods, copayments, or deductibles, in contrast to conventional pet insurance. You choose the coverage that's right for your pet with affordable monthly payments that fit your budget.  

Pet Wellness Care at Home

While My Pets Wellness is happy to provide everything you need for veterinary pet wellness care, there are many other things you can do for your pet's wellness. The best way to manage your pet's at-home wellness care is to make it a consistent part of your daily routine. Excellent at-home pet care includes: 

  • Providing high-quality pet food. Following a vet-recommended diet that is specific to your pet's needs promotes healthy body weight and overall wellness. 
  • Performing regular dental cleanings. Safeguard your pet's oral health with regular brushing, dental chews, and veterinary dentistry exams. 
  • Cleaning your pet's skin and ears. Grooming your pet's ears and coat removes irritants and helps prevent ear infections and skin ailments. 
  • Daily exercise. Consistent daily exercise keeps your pet in top form and helps reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, joint conditions, and diabetes. 
  • Regular nail trimming. To avoid overgrown or ripped nails, have your pet's nails trimmed regularly.   

You can also rely on the services of our pet care professionals for assistance with providing proper care for your furry companion. Many My Pets Wellness locations offer full-service grooming and nail trimming by professional groomers and doggy daycare services for exercise and socialization.  

My Pets Wellness Pet Care Solutions

My Pet's Wellness offers a complete spectrum of veterinary, dentistry, wellness, and pet care services at locations across the Southern U.S., as well as comprehensive pet wellness plans that provide simple solutions for your pet's wellness care needs. Give the caring veterinary professionals at My Pets Wellness a call for more information or to schedule an appointment for your four-legged family member. We look forward to partnering with you to ensure the health of your pet! 

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