The Cornerstone to Understanding your Pets Needs
At Taylor Brook Animal Hospital we believe it is so very important for all pets to have regular
annual physical exams. Unlike us, pets often give no indication that there is anything wrong
until a problem is advanced and more difficult to treat. Annual preventive care visits give us the
opportunity to give your pet a thorough physical exam, look for subtle changes, talk about your
pet’s lifestyle, and answer any questions you have.
Based on the pet’s age and breed, the issues facing your pet will be discussed. We believe that educating owners on the various conditions that can afflict their pet will help them recognize these conditions should they arise. If indicated your pet will have the necessary immunizations and we will address the various seasonal concerns for pets.
Puppies & Kittens should be seen at approximate ages 8, 12, and 16 weeks for a comprehensive physical exam with the veterinarian, fecal testing & parasite deworming, vaccinations, and to start flea, tick, and heartworm prevention.
Spaying or neutering dogs and cats is recommended around 6 months of age to prevent pregnancy, avoid overpopulation, and eliminate the risk of uterine and testicular cancer.
Adult pets between the ages of 1 to 6 years should be seen for wellness visits twice annually for a comprehensive physical exam with the veterinarian, fecal testing, heartworm testing, vaccine boosters, and ongoing flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives.
Dental care will be discussed during each physical exam, and a dental cleaning may be recommended when tartar and/or gingivitis are noted. For more information on our dental program and protocols please click here: http://www.taylorbrookanimalhospital.com/vet/services/dentistry/
Senior pets age 7 and over should be seen twice yearly for physical exam, fecal testing, vaccine boosters, ongoing flea/tick/heartworm prevention, and lab work (blood and urine testing) to monitor health and check for common age-related illnesses.