At the Broadway Veterinary Hospital in Durham, NC, we believe that the best way to maintain the health of your pet is to prevent illness and disease from occurring in the first place. We provide a full range of preventative care services for pets to keep them active and vigorous throughout their lives. We practice a relatively new medical approach, a veterinary philosophy known as Pet Wellness Care. It combines extensive diagnostic testing and treatment with the holistic healing and nurture of both the body and the mind through proper diet, nutrition, exercise, and control of environmental factors, a veterinary philosophy known as Pet Wellness Care.
It’s a blending of science, nurture, and nature to create a very effective program of comprehensive animal health care that is custom-designed specifically for your pet based on their breed, age, physical condition, and living environment. An essential part of wellness care for your pet happens at home, and your vet will consult with you to plan an appropriate health regimen to follow. The other part happens at our hospital in Durham.
Preventive veterinary care is the cornerstone of keeping your pet their healthiest so that you and your pet can have more great years together. Since pets age more quickly than people do, it is critical to have regular physical examinations done to assess your pet’s health. During routine preventive exams, your veterinarian will assess:
- Overall Body Condition
- Heart and Lungs
- Abdominal Organs
- Musculoskeletal System
- Neurologic System
- Urogenital System
- Lymph Nodes
When health problems are identified, a medical plan will be outlined to evaluate the problems in depth. If your pet appears to be healthy enough for routine preventive care, your veterinarian will discuss which immunizations are advised, as well as parasite prevention including heartworms, intestinal parasites, and ectoparasites (fleas, ticks, etc.). Annual age-appropriate lab tests, testing for heartworm and/or tick-borne diseases, and fecal tests for parasites may also be recommended for your pet. Finally, your pet’s nutrition, diet, and exercise routines can be assessed and optimized to help your pet be in the best physical condition for their lifestyle and age. Remember, keeping up with preventive care for your pet is the best way to keep your pet happy and healthy for life.
Preventative Health Care For Pets
The Broadway Veterinary Hospital in Durham, NC, is ready to provide all of your veterinary needs, including preventative care for pets. To schedule an appointment, please use our online form and we’ll contact you shortly.Request Appointment