Your Pet's Wellness in Plantation

Prevention is the key to your pet's long term health. Dr. Jonathan Wald recommends that your pet receive a complete pet wellness examination at least once a year, but more frequently for senior pets.
 
During Plantation veterinary wellness exams, we perform a complete physical and recommend:
Heartworm test
Fecal flotation test
Blood tests
Preventive medication for parasites
During the exam we check your pet's:
Ears
Heart
Skin
Reflexes
Vision and eyes
Respiratory system
Joints and muscles
Teeth, throat & oral cavity
Lymph nodes and abdomen
 
Regular Blood Work
A chemistry panel and complete blood count (CBC) identify the presence of underlying disease 
processes and help create a baseline should your pet become ill. Additionally, blood work is necessary for all procedures requiring anesthesia, such as a dental cleaning or a skin mass removal.
 
Subtle changes in your pet can be signs of medical problems. Watch for changes in:
Weight
Appetite
Water intake
Urination & bowel habits
General attitude
Activity level
 
Plantation Pet Vaccinations
 
Up-to-date vaccinations play a large part in keeping your pet healthy and free from disease. However, not every pet requires the same series or frequency of vaccines. Our veterinarians tailor a vaccine protocol that is specific to your pet based on his or her lifestyle and the recommendations from the American Animal Hospital Association.
 
Core Vaccines
For Dogs:
Canine Distemper
Canine Adenovirus
Canine Parvovirus
Canine Parainfluenza
Rabies
 
For Cats:
Distemper
Feline Calicivirus
Rhinotracheitis
Rabies
Non-Core Vaccines
 
For Dogs:
Bordetella
Leptospirosis
Corona
Influenza
 
For Cats:
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

 

Parasite Prevention

 

Deworming & Fecal Check
Regular fecal checks and deworming are the best way to prevent parasitic disease and the transmission of intestinal parasites to your pet. It also prevents the shedding of parasite eggs, which can contaminate lawns or any place a pet defecates.
 
Flea & Tick Prevention
Fleas and ticks are more than a nuisance; they carry diseases dangerous to both you and your pet. Fleas can transmit tapeworms and ticks are the main carriers of Lyme disease. Flea and tick problems can be avoided by using parasite prevention products that are available at our hospital.
 
Heartworm Disease
Heartworm disease is a serious, life-threatening illness affecting dogs and, to a lesser extent, cats. Mosquitoes spread the disease by injecting the parasite into your pet at the time of the bite. Prevention is simple and effective. For dogs, a once-a-month heartworm preventative can be given as a tasty, chewable treat. For cats, apply a drop of heartworm prevention liquid to the skin once-a-month.
 
 
Puppy & Kitten Care
 
Your first visits with your new puppy or kitten at Central Broward Animal Hospital are perhaps the most important. These initial visits are where you, one of our doctors and your pet first meet and begin to form the relationship that lasts throughout the life of your pet.
 
We take plenty of time with these visits to:
Give your puppy or kitten a thorough examination
Talk with you about concerns you may have
Offer health care and training advice
 
Senior Pet Care
 
Pets in their senior years – those of about seven years and older – begin to go through a gradual reduction of their physical capabilities. However, this process can be slowed and managed through proper Plantation veterinary care thereby offering your beloved pet an extended period of vitality and good health.
 
We tailor preventative Plantation veterinary care to your pet's:
Age
Lifestyle
Risk factors
& more
 
Beyond Veterinary Wellness Exams
 
Beyond these standard elements of good preventative veterinary care in Plantation, we also offer:
Microchip identification
Nutritional & behavioral counseling
Internal medicine services
Soft tissue surgery
Orthopedic surgery
Advanced diagnostic testing
& much more
 

 

For more information on the Plantation pet wellness services we offer, or to schedule an appointment, please call Central Broward Animal Hospital at (954) 792-6323.
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