Toledo Pet Wellness Care Services for Healthy, Active Pets
Our Toledo animal hospital is founded on a strong commitment to pet wellness care. From regular wellness exams and pet vaccinations to nutrition counseling and pet dental care, our veterinary care team works hard to keep your pets healthy and active. Our comprehensive wellness services are designed to enhance all aspects of your pet’s health, from the puppy and kitten years to the golden years.
Pet Wellness Care in Toledo Includes Proactive and Preventative Care
As part of proactive pet wellness care in Toledo, veterinarian Dr. Alan Moore recommends an annual veterinary health exam for all dogs and cats. During this exam, Dr. Moore will perform a full physical and conduct diagnostic tests to assess your pet’s overall health. For example, a diagnostic blood panel allows our team to monitor your pet’s blood count. Changes in platelet or white blood cell levels could indicate a previously undetected health problem such as cancer. Just like with humans, early detection is essential to successful treatment. This is why wellness exams are so critical. These regular visits help Dr. Moore and our team to closely monitor your pet’s overall health and identify potential problems before your pet’s overall health is compromised.
During your pet’s annual exam, Dr. Moore will confirm that your pet is up to date on all critical vaccinations. Many vaccinations, including rabies, require regular boosters in order to maintain these vaccines’ effectiveness. Dr. Moore will also discuss your pet’s current lifestyle and may make additional vaccine recommendations. For example, if your dog is a frequent visitor to dog parks, doggy daycare or boarding kennels, our veterinarian may recommend vaccinating against kennel cough, which is highly contagious.
Dental care is also an important part of our Toledo pet wellness care services. Since pets cannot brush their own teeth, plaque, tartar and bacteria can easily build up along the gum line, causing periodontal problems. The majority of pets aged three years or older suffer from periodontal disease. Pets with periodontal disease may have swollen or bloody gums, experience difficulty chewing and even lose teeth. Worse, without regular cleanings, this build up can push away the gum line, creating pockets of space that are susceptible to bacterial infections. Should these bacterial infections enter the bloodstream, the health of a pet’s internal organs can be severely compromised. Regular dental cleanings are the best way to reduce your pet’s risk for periodontal disease, tooth loss and serious bacterial infections.
Pet nutrition is also an important part of wellness care at our animal hospital. Nearly half of all pets are overweight or obese. While a few extra pounds on your pet may not seem like much, a little excess weight can have a big impact on your pet’s health. Our animal hospital’s nutrition services include weight management and dietary counseling. We can also help pets that have been diagnosed with a food allergy.
Quality pet wellness care is fundamental for the life of your pet. Contact our animal hospital to learn more!