Customized Pet Wellness Care
At Homestead Animal Hospital, we know how important regular pet wellness care is for your furry friend. We also know no two pets are the same, so we customize our pet wellness care exams according to individual age and needs. Puppies and kittens require different care than adult pets and senior pets require even more specialized treatment.
Animals have shorter life spans than humans and regular pet wellness care can prevent many medical issues. Senior pets can develop conditions rapidly and we recommend bi-annual visits for them. By discussing a schedule of care for your pet and performing comprehensive physical examinations, we’re able to keep Irvine pets in tip-top shape.
Preventing and Diagnosing Veterinary Issues
Pet wellness care can alert us to potential medical issues before they become serious. We perform a complete nose to tail examination on your pet to look for any health concerns. We’ll also discuss any changes since the last time we saw them and ask if you’ve noticed any unusual behavior. If we’re alerted to any possible conditions, we’re fully equipped with advanced in-house diagnostics to run the proper tests and obtain results as quickly as possible.
Pet wellness care includes examining and checking for the following:
- Tartar build-up and inflamed gums, which can indicate gum disease
- Irregular lumps and growths that may be cancerous
- Unusual weight gain or loss
- Vitals, including heart rate and temperature
- Dandruff, allergies and other potential skin problems
- Stiff or achy joints
- Runny nose and eyes