Pet Wellness Care in Portland, OR
Pet Wellness Care
Our proactive approach to veterinary care
Preventative care is your pet’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.
When it comes to cats, pet owners tend to take them to the vet about half as often as dogs. However, both indoor and outdoor cats need regular wellness exams. One of the main reasons cat owners cite for not taking their cats to the vet is that their cats hate it—often they’re so fearful they can be very hard to handle. But there are things you can do to cut down on the stress and anxiety for you and your cat. Read more on our blog for some helpful tips for stress free visits to the vet with cats.
Annual Veterinary Exams
Roseway Veterinary Hospital’s comprehensive annual exams thoroughly evaluate general appearance, skin, lymph nodes and mucous membranes, as well as musculoskeletal, respiratory, nervous, circulatory, digestive and genital/urinary systems.
Updated vaccinations are a highly effective way to prevent many common diseases and infections. For dogs, that means parvo, leptospirosis, distemper and rabies. Cats need vaccinations for feline leukemia, distemper and rabies.
Oral health is an important part of your pet’s life; annual teeth cleanings are the best method to maintain and improve dental wellbeing.
Prevention and eradication are simple and efficient processes when anti-parasitic medication is used regularly.
Grooming and washing are fundamental aspects of proper pet hygiene. Good skin and hair health prevents matting, bacterial infections and more.
Proper nutrition supports all of your pet’s bodily processes, bolstering their immune system and ensuring normal development. Many prescriptions foods are offered to aid in the treatment of various health conditions.
Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions. Identifying these shifts help to isolate and treat the root cause.
While both cats and dogs need adequate exercise, regular workouts support skeletomuscular and cardiovascular health in dogs of all ages.
Preventative care becomes more significant for aging dogs and cats. Roseway Veterinary Hospital recommends increasing exams to at least twice a year and completing regular lab work for elderly animals. As pets get older, they are prone to many age-related diseases that are increasingly necessary to diagnose and treat. Many preventive health measures must be adjusted to better suit the medical needs of senior animals.