Does your pet have a wellness plan? If not, our team at Animal Hospital of Loves Park would love to help create a wellness plan that best suits your pet’s needs and lifestyle. We offer a wide range of services that you can incorporate into your pet’s wellness plan, including preventative services like exams and vaccinations, to help your pet lead the highest quality of life possible.
Why Your Pet Needs a Wellness Plan
Essentially, a wellness plan is a schedule that you create with your veterinarian to determine the types of veterinary services and routine care your pet needs to stay healthy and happy. Having a wellness plan is recommended because the alternative is simply waiting until your pet shows signs of a serious illness or other underlying medical condition before bringing him or her in for evaluation. The purpose of a wellness plan is to be proactive about your pet’s health and stay on top of even the smallest of changes. This allows both you and your vet to make the necessary decisions to protect your pet’s health and quality of life.
It’s also worth noting that your pet’s wellness plan should change and evolve with your pet’s changing needs, especially as he or she ages. Our vet can help you determine which services and care should be a part of your pet’s wellness plan at all stages of life.
Important Components of a Pet Wellness Plan
- Routine Exams: One of the most important components of any pet wellness plan is that of routine exams, which we generally recommend once a year for healthy pets (seniors may need to come in more frequently).
- Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention: In addition to comprehensive health and wellness exams, vaccinations should also be a part of any pet wellness plan, as should flea/tick/parasite preventatives.
- Spay or Neuter: And if your pet is not yet spayed or neutered, our veterinarian may want to discuss having this procedure done to protect your pet’s reproductive health and avoid unwanted litters.