At Smith County Animal Clinic, we provide personalized care for pets ranging from puppies and kittens to adult dogs and cats as well as those in their senior years. Proper wellness care is made up of a combination of consistency, awareness, and taking a proactive approach to pet care instead of a reactive one. We want our clients to live long, happy, pain-free, high-quality lives, and we would like to partner with you to help make that happen.
Scheduling an annual wellness exam is one of the most important things that you can do for your pet. At an annual visit, depending on if you have a dog or a cat, your pet will receive a thorough physical exam, appropriate vaccines, heartworm testing, and a fecal exam or deworming. This is also the perfect time to perform routine blood work and a urinalysis test to check out what is going on inside your pet’s body. Since many diseases can go undetected through a routine physical exam, annual blood work allows for the early detection of an internal condition. Discovering a disease in its initial stages gives your pet a better chance for recovery and for living a longer, healthier life.
Education is another aspect of pet ownership that we promote at Smith County Animal Clinic. The more you know about your pet’s needs, the better you will be able to care for them, observe them, and give us information about any physical or behavioral changes that you have noticed. Based on your pet’s breed, age, weight, and activity level, we can advise you on the best environment, diet, and exercise program.
Teaching pet parents about preventative measures that can be taken to avoid common diseases is another way that we advocate good healthcare. It is always better for your pet’s health and more cost effective for you to prevent complications from progressive disorders, heartworms, other parasites, and infectious diseases from developing. This can be achieved through regular examinations, preventive treatment programs for heartworms, ticks and fleas, as well as vaccinations. Vaccinations against contagious diseases are an important part of preventative medicine, and at Smith County Animal Clinic, we tailor our vaccinations to the needs of each individual pet.
Smith County Animal Clinic provides wellness and preventative care to pets in Carthage, Gordonsville, Baxter, Gainesboro, Algood, and beyond. Schedule your pet’s check-up today.