Preventative Care for Dogs

The proactive approach to veterinary care

Preventative care is a dog’s first line of defense. Annual exams help by preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease in its early stages, often before any noticeable symptoms begin. The earlier treatment starts, the more effective it is, keeping your pet from unnecessary pain and suffering.

Preventive Health Measures

Dental Care: Oral health is an important part of your pet’s life—annual teeth cleanings are the best method to maintain and improve dental wellbeing.

Behavioral Evaluation: Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions—identifying these shifts helps to identify and treat the root cause.

Senior Animals

Preventative care becomes more significant for aging dogs. East Padden Animal Hospital recommends increasing exams to twice a year for elderly animals. As pets get older they are prone to many age-related diseases that are increasingly difficult to diagnose and treat. Many preventive health measures must be adjusted to better suit the medical needs of senior animals.