Whether you have just brought a new kitten or puppy home or are caring for a pet who has been part of your family for years, you want to give them the best care possible. Optimal pet health begins with preventative care. Wilkinson Animal Hospital offers a series of comprehensive preventative care programs for puppies, kittens and senior pets in Gastonia, North Carolina. Below is a detailed list of what is included in our preventative care programs when you bring in your pet.
Puppy & Kitten Preventive Care
Our New Pet or puppy/kitten care includes:
A full veterinary “nose-to-tail” physical examination
Vaccinations and deworming as needed
Discussion of proper nutrition
Discussion of spay/neuter
Internal and external parasite checks
Basic training suggestions
Dental checkup and discussion of at-home dental care
You may have many questions about your new family member – we encourage you to ask us! As your partner in their health, we are here to help you feel informed and comfortable in all your decisions.
Senior Care for Pets
Since our pets age at a faster rate than humans, we recommend an exam every six months after your pet reaches the age 7 in order to help them live a longer, happier life. Good senior pet healthcare requires attention to several factors:
Diet and weight management
Early disease detection blood and urine tests
Function of thyroid, kidneys, and liver
Eye and vision health
Pain management discussion
Regular exams and testing allow us to determine what is normal for your pet, and knowing these results helps us detect any abnormalities early. An early diagnosis is crucial to your pet’s health and may also greatly reduce treatment costs. Contact Wilkinson Animal Hospital for both puppy and kitten care and senior pet care. We are located in Gastonia, North Carolina.