Veterinary Visits Tailored for All Life Stages
Wellness care is one of the best ways to catch and treat illnesses in their early stages, helping to prolong your pet’s life. The earlier we can make adjustments to your pet’s diet, administer supplements or start medications, the better the chance your pet has of living comfortably. Preventative care is tailored specifically to your pet, and the veterinarian’s recommendations depend upon their lifestyle, specific health needs and particulars of their breed.
Our vets generally start seeing our youngest patients at around 2 months of age and visit with them every 3 to 4 weeks until they’re 4 months old. These visits allow for comprehensive wellness exams, fecal testing, intestinal parasite deworming, and individualized vaccination schedules. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss pet behavior and diet to set them up for a lifetime of success.
For adult pets aged 1 to 6 years, we recommend annual wellness visits. During these appointments, your pet will undergo a comprehensive physical exam, fecal testing, vaccine boosters, blood parasite testing, and receive ongoing flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives to ensure their optimal health.
Senior pets, aged 7 years and older, require special attention and care. We advise biannual visits to monitor their health closely. In addition to regular adult pet care, senior wellness visits should include comprehensive labwork such as blood, urine, and blood parasite tests. These help us assess their overall health and identify common age-related illnesses at an early stage.
Our team of experienced veterinarians will work closely with you to create a personalized wellness plan that caters to your pet's specific needs. Regular wellness care is not only essential for maintaining your pet's health but also provides an opportunity for early detection and intervention, ultimately enhancing their quality of life and strengthening the human-animal bond.
Come, sit, heal.
Whether your pet is in need of routine care or emergency surgery we got you covered. Howard County Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary clinic offering a range of veterinary care to the pets of Ellicott City, Columbia, Baltimore, Catonsville, Elkridge, Pikesville, Woodlawn, Randallstown, Towson and the surrounding areas located just off of route 40 outside of the 695 beltway.
We felt so heard here, and I am so grateful for all the informaton the staff gave to us. As a first time dog parent, I always have questions. Thanks for listening and taking great care of our big guy!