Preventative Wellness Exams
Your pet needs quality veterinary care at every stage of his life. At Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin, we offer comprehensive preventative care services to improve the health and wellbeing of your kit, pup, or exotic pet. Our veterinarian has years of experience in his field, making him a worthy partner in monitoring your pet’s health.
Wellness Exams: the Key to Good Health
If you’re looking for a way to maintain your pet’s health, bring him to our animal hospital for an annual wellness exam. Pet exams are a key component of preventative care. Through routine pet exams, your vet can uncover medical conditions or diseases early on when they’re easier to treat. The earlier your pet is diagnosed with an illness, the sooner he can receive treatment, making it that much easier for him to recover.
During a wellness exam, your Austin veterinarian will check your pet from top to bottom to ensure he’s in good health. This includes eyes, nose, ears, mouth and fur. We’ll examine your pet’s skin for signs of infections and check his abdomen and joints for signs of organ problems and arthritis. We’ll also listen to your pet’s heart and lungs to see if there are any irregularities that can alert us to potential problems. We may even perform blood, skin and urine tests, if needed, to confirm diagnosis of a specific condition or disease.
Other Aspects of Preventative Care
Dental care, parasite control, vaccinations, nutritional advice, behavioral counseling, and spay & neuter procedures are additional aspects of preventative pet care.
Regular dental care and cleanings are essential to your pet’s oral health as they help prevent dental problems and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease not only affects your pet’s teeth and gums but his overall health. Left untreated, it can enter your pet’s bloodstream and put him at risk of heart, kidney, or liver failure.
Vaccinations protect your pet from life threatening diseases. Our animal hospital offers core and noncore vaccinations to safeguard your pet's health. We’ll ensure your pet gets the vaccines best suited for his age and lifestyle with a personalized vaccination schedule that meets his healthcare needs.
We can also spay or neuter your pet to prevent unwanted pregnancies and protect your kit or pup from reproductive diseases.
When it comes to parasite control, our Austin vet will provide valuable counsel on parasite medications and treatments to keep your pet free of fleas, ticks, heartworm, and other pests.
Come and See Our Austin Vet for Preventative Pet Care
To schedule a wellness exam for your kit or pup, call (512) 339-3177 or visit Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin today.