Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available.
The Benefits of Preventative Care
The benefits of preventative care can be crucial for the quality of life of your pet. It supports health, longevity, and the human-animal relationship.
Just like people, dogs and cats benefit from an annual check-up. Your dog or cat will be critically examined in an attempt to find problems in their early stages so they may be addressed before they cause illness. During these appointments, we will discuss whether vaccinations will be necessary and recommend preventative measures against fleas and ticks. We will recommend and demonstrate preventative home dental care techniques. Furthermore, we will discuss proper nutrition.
At Coquitlam Animal Hospital, we are knowledgeable about the current research proving that most vaccinations are not necessary on a yearly basis. Therefore, our protocols are updated with the most recent AAHA and The American Association of Feline Practitioners guidelines.
For those dogs and cats moving into their senior years, we often recommend comprehensive blood testing. This way we can learn how their organs are functioning and intervene on pending illnesses. In addition, we are strong advocates for performing abdominal ultrasound imaging on an affordable, wellness basis in these cats and dogs. This provides early, and life saving, cancer detection.