Regular Health & Wellness Care for Every Adult Pet

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Carriage Hills Animal Hospital is dedicated to helping you create a positive relationship with your canine or feline companion while supporting health and longevity.

East Montgomery pet owners may visit our Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic for the same extraordinary pet wellness care and a selection of essential services in an intimate setting.

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Health & Wellness Care

Perhaps the most important part of caring for your pet is the regular wellness examination. We recommend healthy adult pets be seen twice annually while those with chronic illnesses, compromised immune systems, or senior pets may require exams more often.

These visits are an opportunity for your veterinarian to identify problems early before they become more serious. They also allow us to get to know you and your pet, so we can help you make the best decisions possible about your pet’s care.

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At the Wellness Exam

During a typical wellness exam, we address a variety of topics, including:

  • Vaccinations—Vaccines allow us to prevent or minimize common diseases, ultimately keeping your pet healthier. Your veterinarian recommends vaccines for your dog or cat based on age, lifestyle, and history.
  • Parasite prevention—Fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites all threaten your companion’s health. Some of these parasites can even affect people. Safe, effective preventive medications will be recommended depending on your pet’s individual needs.
  • Wellness screening—Blood work and fecal screenings allow us to monitor your pet for early signs of disease. These screenings can provide valuable information regarding your pet’s overall health. They are also valuable in establishing a baseline for your pet as a reference, should he or she become ill.
  • Spay or neuter services—Spaying or neutering is one of the easiest ways to add years to your dog or cat’s life. Unaltered animals are much more likely to roam, increasing the risk of being hit by a car or becoming lost. Spaying or neutering also greatly decreases the risk of certain kinds of cancer, an enlarged prostate gland, and life-threatening uterine infections later in life.
  • Dental care—Dental disease is one of the most common problems seen in our animal companions. Periodontal disease leads to bad breath, infections, and diseases of the heart and kidneys.
  • Pet nutrition—A good diet is the foundation of a healthy pet. We discuss your pet’s nutritional requirements and recommend a diet plan tailored to his or her needs.