Wellness Care and Exams at Sage Creek Animal Hospital
Here at Sage Creek Animal Hospital, we're always happy to treat your puppy, kitten, dog or cat for whatever serious illness he may be experiencing, but we're even happier to prevent those problems from occurring. A regular preventative wellness exam can do wonders for your pet's overall state of health by helping us find and address any little problems that might grow into big ones. That's why we offer wellness care for Sage Creek, Winnipeg, and St. Vital pets of all ages.
Why Preventative Care Is Important
Just as people can seem perfectly healthy while harboring the beginnings of a serious disorder, pets can fall prey to lurking health challenges long before you might see any actual symptoms. For instance, you would never know that your pet has hypertension without taking his blood pressure, and yet this disease can lead to major cardiovascular damage over time. Issues such as periodontal disease, cancer, diabetes, and internal organ dysfunction might be unnoticed for years without regular wellness care, by which time much avoidable damage has been done.
Lifestyle issues can affect your pet's health as well. Lack of exercise and improper diet, for example, can lead to obesity, which in turn can open the door to a variety of ailments. A wellness exam not only allows us to find and correct problems early on, but it also gives us an opportunity to advise you on healthier ways to care for your pet going forward. Preventative care now can save you and your pet a lot of misery down the road.
Puppy, Kitten, and Senior Dog or Cat Exams
Any veterinarian at our clinic can provide your pet with the wellness care he needs at every stage of his life. Our puppy and kitten exams pay special attention to the health needs of these growing animals. We use these occasions to administer such critical wellness care as vaccinations, de-worming, and dietary advice. As your dog or cat grows into adulthood, we will recommend annual wellness exams. These exams include external inspections, dental checkups and cleanings, laboratory tests, vital sign measurements, weighing, and vision/hearing/behavioral evaluations. Senior dog and cat exams should occur twice a year. The extra frequency helps us keep an eye out for problems such as cataracts, arthritis, chronic pain, and other age-related risks.
Contact Our Veterinarian Serving St. Vital, Winnipeg, and Surrounding Areas
If you're looking for a veterinarian serving St. Vital, Winnipeg, and surrounding areas who can help your pet stay well for many years to come, schedule a visit to Sage Creek Animal Hospital. Call (204) 255-1150 today!