General Wellness

and Preventative Care

Recurring annual exams, routine vaccine updates, and preventative testing help to limit potentially dangerous inflictions.

General Wellness

and Preventative Care

Wellness Care

Ensuring the well-being of your beloved pets depends on three necessary components: annual wellness exams, diagnostics, and preventive care. Since our fur children can’t verbalize their health concerns and often conceal symptoms of illness or pain, annual lab tests play a crucial role in uncovering underlying issues. Early detection of potential health risks not only helps your pet’s recovery but also reduces the likelihood of requiring more extensive treatments later in life.

Annual wellness exams serve as a comprehensive check-up for your dog or cat, including weight monitoring, dental health assessment, medical history review, and the creation of a tailored health management and maintenance plan. Semi-annual check-ups for seniors or those with chronic conditions is recommended. These proactive measures are important for ensuring the continued happiness and well-being of your beloved furry family member.

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Wellness Care

Ensuring the well-being of your beloved pets depends on three necessary components: annual wellness exams, diagnostics, and preventive care. Since our fur children can’t verbalize their health concerns and often conceal symptoms of illness or pain, annual lab tests play a crucial role in uncovering underlying issues. Early detection of potential health risks not only helps your pet’s recovery but also reduces the likelihood of requiring more extensive treatments later in life.

Annual wellness exams serve as a comprehensive check-up for your dog or cat, including weight monitoring, dental health assessment, medical history review, and the creation of a tailored health management and maintenance plan. Semi-annual check-ups for seniors or those with chronic conditions is recommended. These proactive measures are important for ensuring the continued happiness and well-being of your beloved furry family member.

PREVENTION TIP

Lyme disease is a serious condition that is transmitted through tick bites. The bacteria can cause symptoms such as lameness, lethargy, high fever, swollen lymph nodes, and loss of appetite. Unfortunately these symptoms can lie dormant for 2-5 months after the bite. To protect against Lyme disease, administer prescribed flea and tick prevention routinely.

PREVENTION TIP

What is feline leukemia? Feline leukemia or FeLV is a retrovirus that produces an enzyme that allows the virus to transfer its genetic makeup into the healthy cells that it has infected. FeLV is similar to FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), however it does differ in shape, genetic composition, and how the disease is contracted. FeLV is the most common cause of cancer, can lead to blood disorders, and reduces the body’s ability to fight off infection. Feline leukemia can be found worldwide and prevented with a vaccine for uninfected cats as well as preventing exposure to FeLV-positive cats.

PREVENTION TIP

If we live in an area where my dog is at low risk for contracting heartworm, do I still need to have my dog tested and administer heartworm protection? Heartworm is transmitted through mosquito bites and although is most prevalent in warm weather climates, the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) recommends annual testing as well as comprehensive parasite control in all geographical areas.

Prevention

Mitigating potential ailments provides many benefits, primarily extending of your furry family member’s lifespan. In addition to regular exams and vaccinations, there are other preventative measures essential for your pet’s well-being, including parasite (flea and tick) control, microchip identification, and nail trimming.

Just as you receive your annual flu shot as a preventive measure, it’s equally important to safeguard your dog against the flu. Contrary to common belief, dogs can contract the flu. Canine influenza, caused by CIV H3N8 and H3N2, is a contagious respiratory illness. Particularly vulnerable are young, elderly, and immunocompromised dogs. Vaccines are available to prevent infection and defend against canine influenza.

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Seatown Vet Seattle

Prevention

Mitigating potential ailments provides many benefits, primarily extending of your furry family member’s lifespan. In addition to regular exams and vaccinations, there are other preventative measures essential for your pet’s well-being, including parasite (flea and tick) control, microchip identification, and nail trimming.

Just as you receive your annual flu shot as a preventive measure, it’s equally important to safeguard your dog against the flu. Contrary to common belief, dogs can contract the flu. Canine influenza, caused by CIV H3N8 and H3N2, is a contagious respiratory illness. Particularly vulnerable are young, elderly, and immunocompromised dogs. Vaccines are available to prevent infection and defend against canine influenza.

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