Ongoing wellness care and prevention of health problems are very important to ensuring that your pet leads a long, healthy life. At Brown Veterinary Hospital in Terre Haute, pet exams and vaccinations are recommended at least once per year for pets of all ages. Depending on your best friend’s life stage and physical condition, more visits may be recommended.
We encourage you to click on the headers below to learn more about the requirements for your pet’s life stage. Remember that all care is customized to your pet’s individual needs and our veterinarians will work closely with you to customize their treatments.
New puppies and kittens are always exciting to welcome into our homes, but it is also important to make sure they’re healthy. We recommend that all new puppies and kittens be brought in right away to our animal hospital in Terre Haute. Pet exams are critical for new pets! We will conduct a wellness exam to determine whether any underlying health conditions exist. We will also use this opportunity to talk with you about their needs in the following areas:
- Pest prevention
- Recommendations about annual wellness care
- Training and behavior
- …and more
When your pet reaches his or her adult years, the care that is required begins to change. Our veterinarians will often place a major focus on certain aspects of care, including diagnostic testing to check for hidden diseases and conditions. We also believe that this is a critical period for prevention of parasites and diseases. Pet vaccines are an important aspect of adult pet health.
At our animal hospital in Terre Haute, pet exams and pet vaccines are strongly stressed throughout the life of each pet. We recommend that each pet comes in at least once a year for a complete nose-to-tail examination, appropriate vaccinations, health assessments, and more, to ensure they are on the road to good health.
Senior pets are the most diverse age group of all as no two seniors are alike. More specialized attention is recommended for senior pets as they are often more prone to debilitating physical health conditions. At our animal hospital in Terre Haute, pet exams for seniors are recommended at least once a year, but sometimes more often depending on their condition. Many pets do not show signs of illness until their condition has advanced so we recommend ongoing screening for such health conditions as:
- Heart disease
- Hormone disorders
- Kidney problems
- Liver problems
- …and more
The age that your pet is considered a senior will vary by age and breed. Many senior pets need symptom intervention to help them have a good quality of life in spite of pain, stiffness, cognitive dysfunction, discomfort, etc. Our veterinarians will work closely with you to help ensure that your senior pet is leading a comfortable, happy life throughout their golden years.