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“My pet seems fine – perfectly healthy! I don’t need to bring them to the vet. I’ll make an appointment the next time she is sick.”
Have you ever found yourself saying something like this?
Many otherwise caring pet owners make the mistake of thinking that their companion only needs to see a vet when they aren’t feeling well. At Happy Tails Animal Hospital, we believe in taking a more proactive approach to animal health care. Our pets age at a much faster rate than we do, so it’s important that they receive regular checkups and ongoing monitoring to ensure that they remain as healthy as possible.
We offer comprehensive wellness care that is designed to both manage your companion’s current health as well as maintain that health over time. Routine wellness visits also give us the opportunity to identify potential medical concerns and address them right away, before they have a chance to develop into a more serious problem. This early detection and prevention of disease can add years to your pet’s life and improve the quality of those years exponentially.
We’ve designed our wellness services to adapt and change to meet your pet’s specific needs as they reach each stage of life. For younger pets, wellness care will focus more on disease prevention while visits for adult animals may shift more toward diagnostic testing and weight management. For senior pets, wellness visits are more about health screening, managing existing medical conditions and making the golden years more comfortable. Whatever stage your pet is at, we’re prepared to meet you precisely where you are to deliver the personalized care he or she needs to stay happy and healthy.
Our wellness visits are extremely thorough because we want to gather a complete and accurate health profile for your pet. We can then use this information to monitor your pet for any changes as they occur. We’ll check your pet, inside and out, to make sure everything is functioning just as it should be. We’ll also spend some time talking with you about your companion’s lifestyle at home and make recommendations on things like vaccination plans, parasite control, diet and exercise, behavior and anything else that we feel is important in keeping your pet happy and healthy.
Most importantly, wellness visits are a great chance for us to get to know you and your pet better. When we see you both on a regular basis, our doctors and care team can establish a relationship with you and develop a strong, lifelong bond with your pet. The better we know you both and understand your companion’s unique needs, the more comprehensive and customized health care plan we can develop, ensuring that your pet receives the best possible care throughout his or her lifetime.
Don’t wait until your pet becomes ill to bring them to see us. Make a commitment to wellness care and prevent that illness from occurring in the first place.