Houston Preventative Veterinary Care
Monitoring Your Pet’s Long-Term Health
As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Avoiding illness altogether is far more preferable to needing to treat a full-blown illness. At Bellaire-Richmond Pet Hospital, we focus on preventing disease in your pets so that they can enjoy a long, healthy life by your side. Our Houston veterinarians are here to help you and your pet get the most they can out of our preventative care program.
Preventative Care & Your Pet
No two pets are alike – just like no two humans are alike. That means that the approach we take to your pet’s preventative care will look different than the approach we take with your neighbor’s pet. We take our time to customize our care to match your pet’s needs.
Factors our Houston veterinarians consider when developing your pet’s preventative care plan include:
- Preexisting conditions
- Household environment
- Activity level
Each of these factors are unique to your pet and will inform our recommendations as we develop a preventative care plan for them. Some breeds may be predisposed to certain degenerative diseases, while other breeds require more exercise and food. It all depends on your pet! We work hard to make sure your pet’s healthcare is optimized for them.
Once we fully understand your pet’s needs, we’ll put together recommendations that are designed to give your pet a full healthy life. Our focus is always on making sure your pet enjoys a high quality of life for years to come.
Your pet’s preventative care can include:
- Regular wellness exams
- Annual blood tests
- Annual urinalysis
- Parasite prevention
- Spaying or neutering
Taken together, all of these elements can help improve your pet’s longevity and quality of life. We take great pains to make sure your pet’s needs are being met at every stage of their lives. Our team makes sure to document your pet’s treatments to establish a baseline that will help us identify and prevent future diseases.
Preventative Care for Elderly Pets
Even senior pets can benefit from preventative care – it’s never too late to help improve your pet’s quality of life! Our Houston veterinarians can help you help your pet to live out their golden years as happily and healthily as possible.
Elderly pets have different needs than their younger selves. When we structure a preventative care plan for your elderly pets, we’ll take their medical history and risk factors into account. We will discuss your concerns about your pet as they age, as well as help you identify signs or symptoms that indicate your pet could be struggling. The sooner you notice changes in your pet’s behavior – at any age! – the sooner we can act to help your pet.
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