NEK Veterinary Services Offers Preventative Care & Exams
Preventative care and examinations have become a critical part of pet care. As with people, detecting health problems in the early stages allows your vet to provide treatment when it is most effective. At NEK Veterinary Services in Hiawatha, KS, we offer preventive care examinations to help keep pets healthy throughout life.
Why Go to the Vet When Your Pet Isn’t Sick?
Although we rely on veterinarians to provide care when pets are affected by illness or injury, they can do much more to help keep pets healthy and active at every stage of life. In the early months, your vet can ensure that your pet is developing normally and receiving important immunizations that can be particularly dangerous for young animals. In adulthood, preventative care can help your vet avoid many illnesses and can detect disease in the early stages, so treatment can begin immediately to support health and prolong life. In the senior years, preventative care can be especially important to older animals' health and wellness.
What Does Preventative Care Include?
The vet will provide a head-to-tail exam of your pet, noting any abnormal variation. Vaccinations will be updated to provide protection from disease. The vet will discuss effective flea and tick control measures and will also test for heartworms and other internal parasites. If any unusual symptoms are present, the vet may do urinalysis or blood tests to pinpoint the problem. Spaying or neutering may also be discussed.
What to Expect During a Preventative Care Visit
Your vet will weigh your pet, take its temperature, and listen to its heart and respiration. A complete physical evaluation is done to note any issues that might need closer attention. The vet will do a fecal test for internal parasites and take blood for a heartworm test, as well as ask about your pet’s feeding, housebreaking, and exercise habits. Flea and tick control will be discussed and the need for updating immunizations to keep your pet from acquiring common diseases. Your veterinarian will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have about your pet’s health.
Make NEK Veterinary Services Your Veterinarian in Hiawatha, KS
Dr. Bins and the staff use their many years of experience with animals to provide quality care for their patients in Hiawatha, KS, and the surrounding areas. Our animal hospital offers a broad range of veterinary services, including examinations, vaccinations, diagnostics, surgery, boarding and grooming. Call NEK Veterinary today at 785-742-2147 for an appointment for preventative care and examinations that can help your pet live a longer and healthier life.