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Preventative Care

In the health world, serious ailments cost a lot to treat. The same reality applies to both people and their pets. It’s the primary reason why health insurance is such a necessity, providing financial safety for care that. Otherwise, it would be out of reach due to the expensive cost that would have to be paid for the same. 


What Pet Care Is Included from Our Vet?

Veterinary preventative health for pets, particularly cats and dogs, involves a wide range of simple yet effective checks and maintenance. That includes lab work, vaccinations for things like rabies, dental work, weight management, heartworm exams, flea and tick prevention that otherwise cause Lyme Disease, screenings, vitamins and supplements, and tracking metrics for baseline status and improvement over time. The goal is to help the pet increase its immune system, and to catch issues before they become serious with effective early treatments. Combining both has been a proven approach toward avoiding far more serious health problems in pets.

Of course, the given prevention plan for pet care varies depending on the condition of the pet. Age, weight, current concerns and diet all come into play. For example, older pets may need a restricted diet to avoid gaining weight, instead providing supplements and vitamins for retained health. They may also need to be checked by a vet for early signs of organ problems. Younger pets, on the other hand, need a bolstered diet to help with growth, checks for parasites that can stunt growth, and evaluations to ensure development stays on track.

What If Preventative Health Strategies Are Ignored?

When a pet is young, its immune system actively works in fending off problems. However, older pets have systems that struggle, and problems can set in that don’t go away. Without flea and tick prevention, for example, parasites wreak havoc. Eventually, they grow and become serious problems that hamper the life of the pet, even causing pain. By this point, serious treatment is required, and that requires serious commitment. Everything from pharmaceuticals to surgery can come into play.

Receive Veterinarian Preventative Care

Wellness exams are easy to schedule, and extremely powerful in catching problems early. They cover everything from basic vaccinations and veterinarian exams to more serious evaluations and protection like rabies shots and heartworm medication. Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton, NY, provides easy access to a veterinary team well-trained with effective preventative care. Call our office at (973) 509-5225 to schedule an appointment.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Great care of my cat! All the staff were wonderful to deal with and you can tell they really care and love what they do! Thanks for taking care of us!"
  • "Dr. Henderson is a caring Vet. We love him.
    We do not, however, love the prices Vets charge. It is more for a pet visit than a human being. I don't know how people with more than one animal afford pet care."
    georgef, Glen Ridge