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Proactive Pet Ownership: A Word on Pet Wellness

In veterinary medicine today, pet wellness is the cornerstone of responsible pet care. Where once pets (generally) only saw their veterinarian for routine vaccinations and emergency care, a proactive approach is now recommended for pets of all ages.

Just because your sweet pet seems to be happy and healthy on the outside, doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t receive regular check-ups. While it’s true that senior pets should be seen bi-annually by their rDVM for more thorough screenings and blood work, most average-aged pets can make do with an annual cursory nose-to-tail exam and their recommended complement of vaccinations and boosters.

In addition to the peace of mind that knowing your furry family member is doing well brings, these regular exams provide a baseline of health that can be used throughout your pet’s life to monitor any changes in their norm. Because of this, pet wellness exams can lead to a decreased need for emergency care, as many serious conditions can be detected and staved off before becoming a costly and emotional problem.

Pet Wellness Made Easy

Your team at Pets In Stitches is excited to announce the opening of our new walk-in wellness clinic every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-4 p.m.!

Offered at an affordable cost of $30, these exams are designed to monitor your pet’s basic wellness needs. In addition to pet wellness exams, we also offer the following services during our walk-in hours :

  • Vaccinations
  • Heartworm testing
  • Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency testing
  • Fecal analysis
  • Anal gland expression
  • Nail trims

While having your pet spayed or neutered is certainly a basic tenet of responsible pet ownership, so too is ensuring your furry friend’s longevity through regular veterinary care. If you have additional questions, please do call – and we hope to see you walk-in to our new wellness clinic soon!

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