Veterinary Preventive Care

Forney, Texas

Just like humans, pets can fall ill, with potentially serious health consequences. At Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital, we are proponents of prevention and early detection to keep your furry companion as healthy as possible. We are committed to providing the highest quality care to help our treasured patients thrive!

Preventive Services Offered by Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital

Here is a look at some of the preventive services proudly offered by Dr. Blaylock and our dedicated team at Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital:

Twice-yearly Wellness Exams: Pets age roughly seven times faster than humans, which is why we recommend twice-yearly wellness exams to keep your pets healthy. Routine visits help our team uncover potential health issues as they arise, ensuring prompt treatment. That helps prevent minor problems from becoming more serious ones, with potentially serious consequences on your pet’s health. During wellness visits, we check your furry friend's weight, vital signs, dental health, and overall well-being. This is the perfect time to discuss any concerns you may have about your pet's health. We are also happy to answer any questions about your pet's care.

Vaccinations: Vaccinations help protect pets from potentially serious and sometimes fatal illnesses, such as rabies. They also help safeguard your family’s health by reducing and/or preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases, which are diseases that can spread from animals to humans. Pet vaccines are typically given during wellness visits, and some require boosters for maximum protection. Dr. Blaylock will create a vaccination schedule based on your pet's age, health, and lifestyle.

Parasite Prevention: Parasites come in various forms, from fleas and ticks to intestinal parasites or heartworms. They can cause skin irritation and other, more serious problems, such as anemia, malnutrition, or even death. Parasite prevention is a year-round effort to keep these unwanted pests at bay. Dr. Blaylock will recommend safe and effective preventive medications, topical treatments, collars, or other products to protect your pet from external and internal parasites.

Fecal Testing: Your pets may be hosting pesky internal parasites that can cause various health problems. Fecal testing is a simple yet powerful tool to detect and prevent these unwelcome invaders. By analyzing a sample of your pet's stools, we can identify parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. Early detection and deworming can help prevent internal parasites from causing serious harm to your pet's digestive system and overall health.

Heartworm Testing and Prevention: Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition that can affect pets, mainly dogs, cats, and ferrets. It is transmitted through mosquito bites and can often go unnoticed until it causes serious complications, including severe lung disease, heart failure, other organ damage, and even death. Prevention and regular testing are key to keeping your pets heartworm-free.

Yearly Blood Work: Animals rarely tell us that something is wrong until it is too late to fix the problem. Yearly blood work can help identify early signs of disease, evaluate organ function, and monitor your pet's overall well-being. Early diagnosis through blood work enables timely treatment, increasing the chances of successful outcomes for your furry companion. Routine blood work is especially important for senior pets, as it helps us manage age-related conditions and ensures our treasured patients enjoy their golden years in good health.

Veterinary Preventive Care Near Me in Forney, TX

At Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital, we believe in prevention as the cornerstone of maintaining long, healthy, and vibrant lives. We look forward to working alongside you to set the foundation for ongoing health and well-being.

We invite you to contact us at 972-843-1383 to schedule an appointment or request one online today!

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