Wellness Exams for Pets in East Lansing
Pet wellness care is the foundation for your pet’s lifelong good health. It lays the groundwork for their vaccination protocol and parasite control routine, and covers a large part of your pet’s lifelong veterinary care program. In short, there is very little we do at Eastside Animal Hospital that doesn’t involve pet wellness. Wellness exams are ideal times for our veterinarian to discuss your pet’s nutrition, behavior, vaccinations, parasite preventatives, and more. We encourage pet owners to come prepared to ask questions—it’s the best way for us to connect with you and improve your animal companion’s well-being.
Pet Wellness Care Services
Your pet’s wellness is our main priority—it’s why we do what we do. We provide many different services here in East Lansing that are all meant to keep your pet as healthy and happy as possible, for as long as possible. These services, applicable to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other exotic small mammals (“pocket pets”) include:
Parasite Screening & Prevention
While indoor pets have a lower risk of contracting infectious diseases and parasites, we recommend a comprehensive parasite prevention plan for all pets in East Lansing and surrounding areas. If your pet becomes infected, many of these diseases have painful and even life-threatening consequences. Treatment can be costly and ongoing. Diseases spread by parasites include:
- Heartworm disease (mosquitoes)
- Lyme disease (ticks)
- Tick paralysis (ticks)
- Tapeworm (fleas)
- Ehrlichiosis (ticks)
- Anaplasmosis (ticks)
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (ticks)
Administering oral or topical preventative medication can keep your pet parasite-free and disease-free. While a hard frost on the ground may be enough to temporarily quell the onslaught of ticks and fleas, we recommend giving your pet preventatives every month of the year. This guarantees that your pet is well protected and likely to stay healthier, longer. Why put them at risk?
Building A Wellness Plan for Your Pet
Pet wellness exams are the cornerstones of your pet’s healthcare program. Our veterinary team is dedicated to building strong, long-lasting relationships with clients and their loved ones—we’re fully invested in keeping your pet healthy and active. If you’re looking to start your pet on the road to wellness or just need to keep them there, call us at (517) 332-2511.