At The Pets Mobile Vet PLLC, in Cumberland, ME, we believe preventative care is one of the most important things you can do for your pet. Preventative care services are designed to keep your pet healthy by preventing common diseases and disorders. Our mobile veterinary services can provide preventative care from the convenience of your own home.
There are many aspects to preventative pet services your mobile veterinarian can perform. These include:
- General history and exams
- Parasite prevention
- Nutrition and weight monitoring and counseling
General History and Exams
The first thing your vet will do at a preventative care visit is to discuss the history of your pet and ask if you have any health or behavioral concerns. They will then perform a physical exam. If they notice anything that warrants further investigation, they may order tests for your pet.
Some tests are ordered because your vet has a concern about your pet's health. If your pet is experiencing joint pain, an x-ray can be ordered to check for broken bones. If there is an infection, a blood test can give clues as to how severe the infection is.
Other tests are routinely performed to screen for diseases. Symptoms in animals can be hard to detect since they can't tell you verbally when something bothers them. Diagnostic testing can also allow your vet to identify problems before they cause symptoms. Earlier detection often leads to better treatment outcomes. Common diagnostic tests involve urine, blood, and fecal matter.
Vaccinations are a key component of preventative care pet services. Young pets will need a series of vaccines to provide complete protection. Adult vaccines need to be administered every one to three years to prevent disease. It is important to keep track of your pet's vaccination schedule. The easiest way to do this is to allow your veterinarian to provide reminders when your pet is due for them.
Parasite prevention is one of the most important things you can do for your pet. Some parasites, like fleas, are mainly an inconvenience. Some, like heartworms, can be fatal to your pet. Your mobile veterinarian can help you with a parasite prevention program. Some parasite prevention medications need to be administered monthly, and you may need a prescription from your vet for the medications.
Nutrition and Weight Counseling
Nutrition and healthy weight are just as important for pets as it is for humans. Malnutrition or being overweight puts your pet at risk for many diseases and health conditions. They can develop diabetes, heart disease, and joint pain from being overweight. Feeding your pet human food or too much pet food often contributes to excess weight. Malnutrition can also occur with the wrong diet. Allergies, skin and coat problems, and lack of energy are often linked to malnutrition.
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Contact The Pets Mobile Vet PLLC for all your preventative pet care. Our mobile veterinarian in Cumberland, ME can provide the preventative pet services you need to keep your pet at its best for years to come.