There are many elements that must be addressed to prevent or reduce the risk of disease in your pet. Our goal is to help your pet live a long and happy life. To make that happen, we must touch on the following points:
Physical and Dental Examinations
Physical examinations are core to preventing and detecting disease in your pet. Pets age significantly faster than humans (see our age chart), and if disease is detected earlier, it can be treated much easier, and is often cheaper! Often, these systems will hide disease until it has reached a progressive state. Regularly scheduled examinations and yearly bloodwork can detect diseases early.
Preventing parasites in your pet is easy and a part of pet health care. Not only is it important for you to provide protection for your pet, it also improves protection for you and your family. Many diseases that parasites carry can be transmitted to you and your family members. Learn more about the most common parasites in the Texas Panhandle.
Nutrition is just as vital as vaccines to the health of your pet. In fact, 58% of our patients are overweight and obese- which can be just as harmful as a pet that is underweight. BOTH are contributors of malnourishment. Learn more about the nutrition of your pet and make an appointment to obtain a specific nutritional recommendation from our well-trained staff.
Regular vaccination is critical to the health of your pet. Many diseases are prevented through vaccines, and although there is a slight chance a pet can have a reaction to a vaccine, it is uncommon.
You can review our common vaccine recommendations for your animals.
Please note that we do make specific vaccine recommendations for your pet based on the environment and potential exposure. We will obtain this information during the annual physical exam process.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Congratulations! Adding a new puppy or kitten to your family is exciting and will give you many fulfilling years of special companionship. Puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and that’s why we at Gray County Veterinary Clinic are here to help you care for the new addition to your family.
It is important to bring your puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail exam and to get them familiar with our veterinary hospital from a young age. There are numerous topics to be aware of and discuss, including vaccinations, nutrition, behavioral training, socialization, and much more. Call us today and we can give you all the information you need to care for your puppy or kitten.
We are so happy that you have found another member of your family, and we can’t wait to meet them!
Senior Pet Care
Compared to humans, dogs and cats have an accelerated aging process and a shorter life span. Because of this, our pet’s health can change dramatically in a little amount of time. This makes it important to pay careful attention to your older pets and provide timely wellness examinations and appropriate bloodwork that can focus on their normal aging process.