Peoria Pet Wellness Services

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The Best Wellness Care For Your Pet

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It's true for you, and it's true for your pet. At All Pets Animal Hospital in Peoria, AZ, the veterinarians and medical staff recommend regular wellness examinations for the same reason that your personal physician or dentist recommends them—if a health problem or issue can be detected in its early stages, there is a greater likelihood that it can be resolved and treated with less difficulty, less expense and greater success.

During your pet's annual wellness examination at All Pets Animal Hospital in Peoria, your veterinarian performs a complete physical to assess your pet's overall health and to give you, the pet owner, an opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Have you noticed any recent subtle shifts in your pet's health or behavior? Have you observed any changes in body weight, appetite, water intake, urination, bowel habits or activity level? Changes may be signs of medical problems. Seemingly insignificant lumps and bumps under the skin may be indications of infection or cancer. Ear infections, abscessed teeth and gum disease are common, painful conditions that may not become noticeable until seriously advanced. A comprehensive physical examination helps your veterinarian evaluate your pet's health and make informed decisions about your special companion's veterinary care.

Good Communication Leads to Good Health

When you don't feel well, you visit the doctor and trust that he or she will listen and provide you with reliable information and medical advice. The same goes for your pet. The doctors and staff at All Pets Animal Hospital take the time to listen to you and examine your pet thoroughly. We develop a clear picture of your pet's health status and can recommend the best health maintenance or treatment program. Therefore, it's important that we hear from you about how your pet is doing so that we may continuously adjust and optimize your companion's health care plan.

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Keeping Your Pet Healthy With Up-To-Date Vaccinations

Vaccinations are the best way to protect your beloved pet from serious infectious diseases and bacteria. Health threats vary from region to region. The veterinarians at All Pets Animal Hospital work with you to create an individual immunization program for your pet's lifestyle and their unique environment.

Parasite Prevention and Control

Parasites can be real pests. Both external (fleas, ticks) and internal (heartworm, hookworm, roundworm) parasites can cause problems for both your pet and your family. Prevention is the best approach to eliminating these pests. Please ask a staff member at All Pets Animal Hospital for the best way to prevent parasite problems in your pet.

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Heartworm Disease Prevention for Peoria Pets

Spread by mosquitoes, heartworm disease is serious. Although it is not as common in Arizona as in other parts of the country, there are still several confirmed cases every year. Fortunately, preventive medications exist to prevent heartworm disease in your beloved companion. The veterinarians at All Pets Animal Hospital recommend administering preventive medication all year long.

When Should I Test My Dog for Heartworm?

Symptoms of heartworm are not always immediately apparent. Therefore, it can be difficult to detect symptoms in your pet. Some dogs may show no signs of the disease while others may exhibit clinical signs like a persistent cough, reluctance to move or exercise (lethargy), fatigue after only moderate exercise, reduced appetite and/or weight loss. We also recommend yearly testing.

Flea and Tick Prevention

Fleas are not just a nuisance; they carry diseases that can be dangerous to both you and your pet. Even one flea bite can cause an intense allergic reaction, resulting in a severely painful skin infection.

Ticks and tick eggs live in the grass and weeds that your dog may run through on family outings or during regular daily activities. Check and brush your dog after being outside, especially in grassy or brushy areas. If a tick is attached to your dog's skin, remove it carefully with tweezers and wash the affected bite area and your hands afterward.

The good news is that these problems can be avoided by using one of the safe and effective parasite prevention products that are available at All Pets Animal Hospital. Ask a member of the hospital's medical team to recommend a product that is right for your pet.