Preventative Care

Preventative Care: Preventative Lab Work for Adult and Senior Dogs

Preventative care is one of the most important steps we can take for our own health, for the health of our family members and for the well-being of our pets. The basis of preventative care is an annual or twice-annual wellness exam. Regular screenings at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County are the best defense against many conditions and diseases.

Adult dogs and senior dogs are more prone to disease than younger animals. This makes regular pet health exams and vet visits even more important and essential to their ongoing well-being. When a health issue is detected early, it is far more treatable than if it has progressed and advanced.

Our Ferndale Veterinarian Offers Both Routine and Advanced Veterinary Care

Different considerations and testing will be required at different phases of a pet’s life. There are numerous aspects of pet wellness to consider and address throughout a pet’s lifespan. In addition to regular wellness exams from our Ferndale NY veterinarian, specific considerations will include:

  • Vaccinations
  • Routine blood work
  • Lab work
  • Flea & tick prevention
  • Parasite screening
  • Nutritional considerations
  • Pet dental care
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Allergy management
  • Pet microchipping

Preventative care through regular vet wellness exams and addressing the considerations above is essential to keeping your adult dog/cat or senior dog/cat healthy well into their golden years. Later in life, your dog/cat may benefit from:

  • Arthritis screening  
  • Joint pain management
  • Eye exams and treatment
  • Screening for disease and chronic conditions
  • Illness management
  • General pain management

Again, an annual wellness exam should be a minimum for your pet. Older pets or those prone to illness may require more frequent visits. The Animal Hospital of Sullivan County is here to assist you in bringing your pet the very best quality of life possible at all phases in their development. Being aware of the changing needs of pets as they age is important.

Compassionate, Intuitive Care from the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County

Your Ferndale vet strives to bring the very best in state of the art veterinary care to all your pets, from dogs and cats to small animals and pocket pets. Our goal is to always provide compassionate care that is both highly professional and attentive to pets’ and owners’ needs.

The Animal Hospital of Sullivan is your source for high-quality pet care for every phase of your pet’s life. From the puppy or kitten phase to the senior years, we bring the right care for each condition or health challenge your pet might be facing.

In addition to serving pet owners in Ferndale for over 25 years, we also serve the areas of Liberty, Wartsborough, Swan Lake, Youngsville, Loch Sheldrake, Jeffersonville, Roscoe, Livingston Manor, Parksville, Callicoon and Rock Hill. Give us a call today at (845) 292-6711.

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