Pet Preventive Care
Learn more about our pet preventive care services below.
Pet Preventive Care in Palm Desert, CA
Preventive care adds less stress to your pet’s life and is much easier on your wallet.
Preventive care is the most important thing you can do for your pet.
Keeping your pet happy and healthy through every stage of their life is the most important thing you can do for them. You won’t have to worry about certain illnesses and diseases that can arise from not ensuring their vaccines and medications are current.
From their first visit and during each annual wellness exam we perform (bi-annual exams for senior pets), we’ll conduct a full nose-to-tail wellness exam to make sure everything is looking great.
Vaccines are important because they help your pet be resilient to certain diseases they may come into contact with. Vaccines are made of special proteins that prime the immune system to fight off specific infections. It’s important to keep your pets up to date on their vaccines so they can keep their immunity levels high over time.
The same goes for parasite prevention, and this could not be more important here in Palm Desert. Fleas, ticks, and heartworms are parasites that can cause your pet serious damage (including death). However, making sure they are on parasite prevention can fully protect them from these critters. While fleas, ticks, and heartworms can be a serious threat to your pet’s health, Palm Desert Pet Hospital can help you steer clear of issues and diseases caused by these parasites.
Wellness care is not just about medications and vaccines—it’s also important to make sure your pet’s overall wellness is taken care of. This includes focusing on their diet, lifestyle, and dental care. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. Even worse, most pet parents are not even aware that a dental problem is occurring. Not sure what to look for? Exceptionally bad breath, a brownish plaque at the base of the teeth, excessive drooling, sore or bleeding gums when eating or chewing, and decreased appetite can all be signs that a pet’s teeth require attention.