Preventive care is tailored specifically to each pet, with recommendations made relative to your pet’s age, location, and lifestyle. The doctors of Caring Hands Animal Hospital are likely to recommend many of the following items as part of the lifetime care plan for your pet:
Puppies & Kittens should be seen at approximate ages 8, 12, and 16 weeks for a comprehensive physical exam with the veterinarian, fecal testing & parasite deworming, vaccinations, and to start flea, tick, and heartworm prevention. For more information on Puppy & Kitten Care please click here.
Spaying or neutering dogs and cats is recommended around 6 months of age to prevent pregnancy, avoid overpopulation, and eliminate the risk of uterine and testicular cancer.
Adult pets between the ages of 1 to 6 years should be seen for wellness visits at least once annually for a comprehensive physical exam with the veterinarian, fecal testing, vaccine boosters, and ongoing flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives.
Dental care will be discussed during each physical exam, and a dental cleaning may be recommended when tartar and/or gingivitis are noted. To learn more, please click here.
Senior pets age 7 and over should be seen twice yearly for a physical exam, fecal testing, vaccine boosters, ongoing flea/tick/heartworm prevention, and lab work (blood and urine testing) to monitor health and check for common age-related illnesses. To learn more about Senior Care and our Pets Aging With Style (PAWS) program, please click here.