Wellness

As a loving pet owner, you want to do whatever it takes to help your cherished companion enjoy as many happy, healthy years as possible. The most effective way to achieve this goal is by making a lifelong commitment to wellness care. Companion animals age at a much faster rate than humans, so it’s vital that they receive regular veterinary care to monitor their health over the course of their lives. Starch Pet Hospital offers comprehensive wellness services to manage the ongoing health of pets of all ages.

The fact is, even pets that seem perfectly healthy may be hiding an illness under the surface which, if not caught early, could affect their life and longevity. When our experienced doctors are able to thoroughly examine your pet at least once a year, we are much better able to identify these potential health concerns and address them right away, before they have a chance to develop into something more serious. Early detection of disease can add years to your pet’s life.

Wellness care at Starch Pet Hospital has been designed to deliver the precise care your pet needs, each time he or she visits. As animals age, their health care needs change. Our wellness services adapt along with your pet, ensuring that he or she receives the most customized, effective care available. We’ve got wellness care plans for puppies and kittens, adult wellness care and specialized senior programs.

A typical annual visit with us involves a thorough physical exam, through which the doctor will check your pet’s eyes, ears, nose and mouth, feel the fur and skin, check for any unusual lumps or bumps and listen to the heart and lungs. We’ll also discuss a number of important preventative health care topics, such as vaccinations, parasite control, nutrition and weight management, behavior, and anything else you or the vet deem to be important in keeping your pet happy and healthy.

Finally, but perhaps most importantly, wellness visits provide us with the chance to really get to know you and your pet on a more personal basis. Our goal is not just to be your pet’s doctor, but to form a partnership with you, with the shared goal of providing your pet with a lifetime of quality care. We encourage you to ask questions and bring up any concerns you may have about your pet so we may discuss them. The better we know you and understand your companion’s needs, the more effective a health care plan we can develop.

Don’t wait until your pet is not feeling well to make an appointment with us. Make a commitment to wellness care and be proactive about preventing that illness in the first place. Let’s work together to give your pet the gift of a lifetime of good health.