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Nurturing Good Health with Pet Wellness Care in Abilene, TX

Pet wellness care helps us lay the foundation of good health for your animal companion. Wellness exams are an essential constant in their life, and a vital aspect of their care. At Dearing Veterinary Clinic, we recommend a standard wellness exam once a year for hardy adult dogs and cats. If your pet is now in their senior years (age 7 and up), we recommend seeing them every 6 months to monitor their health more closely and manage any chronic conditions they have.

Pet wellness care is about enhancing your companion’s quality of life through preventive measures, and maintaining their good health for as long as possible.

Give us a call at (325) 698-3090 if you have questions about your pet’s care, or schedule their checkup with us.

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What to Expect at Your Pet’s Wellness Exam

A standard wellness exam for dogs and cats includes:

  • The head-to-tail physical examination
  • Checking your pet’s vitals and body weight
  • Screening a fecal sample for signs of intestinal worms
  • Answering your questions and discussing any health or behavioral concerns you have
  • Recommending/discussing nutrition for your pet

Other Services Your Pet Might Need After Their Exam

If your dog or cat is visiting us for their yearly checkup, they might need more than just an exam. They may also need these services/treatments:

  • Vaccinations
  • Comprehensive blood work
  • Heartworm and tick-borne disease testing
  • Fecal exam
  • Deworming (typical for puppies and kittens)
  • Refilling your pet’s parasite preventatives
  • Microchipping (we recommend a microchip for all puppies and kittens)
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Why Parasite Preventatives are Vital to Your Pet’s Wellness

Dogs and cats are susceptible to a variety of internal and external parasites, including heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, fleas, and ticks. Many of these parasites can cause illness and spread disease, both among pets and humans. To protect your pet and your human family members, it’s important to provide your dog or cat with the necessary parasite preventatives.

At Dearing Veterinary Clinic, we recommend keeping your pet on their parasite preventatives year-round. This ensures the strongest possible protection, and greatly minimizes their risk of heartworm disease, Lyme disease, and other illnesses.

If you need more information about parasites in dogs and cats, get in touch with us at (325) 698-3090!

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To get started with your pet's wellness care, contact us today or book an appointment now.

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