Wellness Care Tailored to Your Pet’s Needs
Your pet’s optimum health begins with a comprehensive preventative care plan. Promenade Animal Hospital offers a complete line-up of basic wellness services, including physical exams, vaccinations, nutritional counseling, pain management, microchipping, parasite control, and an on-site pharmacy.
Well visits are an essential part of your pet’s care at which we:
- • Conduct a thorough physical exam including an evaluation of all major organ systems and develop a health profile for your pet.
- • Discuss your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home and address your questions or concerns.
- • Recommend routine diagnostic testing and administer vaccines.
- • Note changes such as weight gain or loss, which can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.
- • Form a relationship with you and your pet and establish an understanding of your pet’s lifestyle, personality, health risks, and home environment. We welcome you to take an active part in your pet’s health care!
Pets today can live longer, healthier lives than ever before—in part because of vaccines that help protect them from deadly infectious diseases. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common. Unfortunately, many infectious diseases still pose a significant threat to dogs and cats that are unvaccinated. Although vaccine programs have been highly successful and vaccines are considered routine today, we cannot afford to become complacent about keeping pets up-to-date on their vaccinations.
Each pet is unique and there is no single vaccine program that will work for all pets. Some core vaccines should be administered to all pets while other non-core vaccines are recommended for pets based on a variety of factors, such as their risk for exposure to disease. Vaccine recommendations can also change throughout a pet’s life as travel habits and home environment may change. We can develop a vaccination schedule and ongoing booster routine that accounts for your pet’s lifestyle, overall health, risk for exposure to infectious disease, and other factors.
Do you know how many calories your pet should have each day?
Does your pet need to shed or gain a few pounds?
Does your pet have kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease or another chronic health condition?
Are you comfortable reading and interpreting pet food labels?
Your pet’s nutritional needs change with age, activity level and chronic medical conditions. Our nutritional counseling services can assist with dietary selection and feeding practices for pets during growth, pregnancy, nursing, and the “golden years.” We can recommend specially formulated diets to help manage chronic diseases and protect your pet’s health.
Experiencing pain can affect the body’s physical functioning and have a detrimental effect on a pet’s state of mind. We anticipate any potentially painful procedure, from routine spays and dental cleanings, to more advanced care like bone surgeries or cancer treatments, and take steps to actively manage your pet’s pain before, during, after treatment. We can also recognize signs of chronic pain in animals; for example, a dog with chronic arthritis may exhibit very subtle signs of pain that can go unnoticed by pet parents. We can help you recognize those signs as well as implement an individualized plan to manage your pet’s pain.
Each year, thousands of pets go missing and never return home. Many pets, especially indoor pets, do not wear collars or tags. Besides, collars and tags do not necessarily ensure your pet’s safe return; collars can break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable.
A microchip, a tiny form of identification placed safely under your pet’s skin, greatly increases the chances of your pet’s return. Every microchip is unique and carries vital information about a pet including the owner’s name, address, and contact information. When your pet has a microchip implanted - the procedure only takes a few minutes - your pet is registered in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number. If your lost pet is found, the microchip company will contact you. Pets of all ages should be microchipped. Even indoor pets should be microchipped as there is a risk of them escaping the house.
Parasites like fleas, ticks, heartworms, and roundworms, once considered just a nuisance, are now known to cause serious illness and even death in pets. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans – and heartworms can cause damage to your pet’s lungs and heart. Intestinal parasites, like roundworms, not only threaten your pet’s health, but can be transmitted to human family members. We will examine your pet for parasites during well visits and can recommend testing and medications to prevent parasites. We can also provide you with a parasite control program:
- • Regular parasite testing
- • Medication to prevent parasites
- • Signs of parasites you can look for at home
- • Ways to control parasites in and around your home
- • Treatment options if your pet has parasites
Our fully stocked pharmacy has a large inventory of flea, tick, and heartworm preventive products and a wide variety of veterinary medications. Purchasing medications at our office is the best option for you and your pet because:
- • Our pricing is competitive with online pharmacies.
- • We have complete medical information on your pets,
- can provide you with proper dosing information, and can
- anticipate drug interactions.
- • All of our medications are obtained from safe, reliable
- sources and stored under optimal conditions.
- • Medications can conveniently be brought home on the day of your appointment.