Maintaining Pet Wellness with Preventative Care
At Spencer Animal Hospital we put a strong emphasis on preventative medicine. Our idea of good veterinary care is ensuring that pets stay well for as long as possible. We highly recommend yearly (or semi-yearly!) exams so we can continually monitor your pet and detect any illness in its early stages which makes treatment more effective and less costly. As the pet owner, you play a huge role in pet wellness care, too, since you know them best and can tell us about subtle changes to their personality or behavior that could indicate the onset of disease. We work with you to give you and your pet as many good years as possible together.
This facility is just one of the best places to take your animals. They love their patients. During a very difficult time for our dog they showed love and compassion. And our family will forever be grateful.
- Kristi G.
Our Pet Wellness Exams
Each pet wellness exam will be slightly different based on your pet’s needs, their age, existing conditions, and other factors. You can expect to see some or all of the following at your pet’s wellness exam:
- A nose-to-tail physical including the eyes, ears, teeth, lungs, abdomen, heart, joints, muscles, skin and coat, etc.
- Weight assessment and nutritional counseling
- Vaccination boosters (if needed)
- Intestinal parasite tests (fecal exam)
- Heartworm test (for dogs)
- Discussion about parasite prevention
- Blood profile tests (which can clue us in to the presence of disease)
- Spay and neuter discussion for puppies and kittens
Don’t wait for signs of illness. Practice preventive care to keep your pet in top condition!
Common Area Problems
Heartworm & Flea Prevention
In our area of Pasadena, and greater Texas, heartworms and fleas are a big concern for our pets. Mosquitoes, which can transmit heartworms to our pets, thrive in our hot, Gulf Coast city. Fleas also enjoy hot weather and can cause serious issues for our cats and dogs. Without proper parasite prevention for your cat or dog, they will very likely end up with fleas and/or heartworms. Learn more about fleas and heartworms on their respective pages!
Unfortunately, more and more pets are overweight or obese due to a number of different factors including not enough exercise, being overfed, being fed human food, genetic predispositions, and more. Extra weight can take years off your pet’s life. We offer nutritional counseling to guide your pet on a path toward healthy weight loss. Call us at 281-476-0066 to schedule a consultation!