Pet Wellness Services with Our Veterinarians in Fairbanks, AK
If you've ever watched a pet suffering from a debilitating illness, you know how difficult it can be. The good news is that many illnesses can be prevented through a smart program of pet wellness care. Here at Chena Veterinary Clinic in Fairbanks AK, our team can provide your pet with all the wellness care he needs to live an optimally healthy life.
Principles of Pet Wellness Care
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This old chestnut still holds very true, both for humans and for their pets. The best way to deal with diseases and disorders is to keep them from happening, when possible. Preventative wellness care for animals includes several key procedures and treatment aimed at warding off more complex treatments down the road. Examples include:
- Wellness exams - Most pets require annual (or even more frequent) wellness exams. This gives our veterinary team, a chance to examine your pets vital signs, exterior features, blood, urine, feces, stance/gait, behavior, weight, and other key indicators of health. If a problem is spotted, we can then address it immediately, before it can bloom into a disaster.
- Vaccinations - Vaccinations prime your pet's immune system so it will produce antibodies against certain killer diseases.
- Dental care - Checkups and cleanings can help us prevent gum disease and identify potential dangers such as oral cancer.
- Spay/neuter surgery - These procedures prevent unwanted pregnancies, but they also prevent reproductive cancers and related ailments.
Keeping Your Pet Well Throughout His Life
Pet wellness emphasizes different issues at different stages of life. Puppies and kittens need multiple rounds of vaccinations, with booster shots to follow as needed. Spay and neuter surgery is typically recommended early in life as well. Adult pets need to be watched for obesity, periodontal diseases, and other threats. Geriatric pets suffer elevated risks for cancer, organ failure, vision and hearing problems, heart disease, and diabetes, so we recommend two wellness exams per year for your senior citizen.
It's worth noting that wellness care doesn't just happen in our office. We can advise you on how to keep your pet well through proper diet, exercise, home dental care, and other smart strategies. We also offer house calls one day a week for our established patients with anxiety or mobility issues that make travel to the clinic for routine services a challenge.
Call Chena Veterinary Clinic in Fairbanks, AK for a Wellness Exam
Chena Veterinary Clinic is your pet's best bet for many more years of health and wellness. Claim that "pound of cure" today by calling (907) 479-0001 to schedule a wellness exam with our Fairbanks veterinarians!