Wellness exams, also known as preventive care or routine check-ups, are crucial for maintaining the overall health and well-being of individuals, including pets. Here are several key reasons highlighting the importance of wellness exams:
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Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats, affecting 78% of dogs and 68% of cats over the age of three. Although most dogs and cats will develop some sort of dental disease, small dog breeds, such as yorkshire Terriers, Dachshunds and Toy Poodles, are more prone to developing periodontal disease than larger breeds.
If your pet has bad breath, it may mean there is a problem with their teeth and gums. This can also contribute to more severe medical conditions. If dental issues are left untreated, you may put your pet at risk for problems in their mouth (periodontitis) or with internal organs (heart disease). The challenge most pet owners face is that even if their pet’s breath smells fine, some dental issues are hard to spot.
Early preventive measures, such as at-home care and in-clinic teeth cleanings will help to reduce the frequency and severity of dental disease later in life. At our hospital, we will perform a comprehensive examination of your pet’s teeth and gums. Just like when you visit your dentist, we use special tools to remove tartar from below the gum line and smooth the surface of each tooth to prevent tartar buildup.
Keeping your pet healthy from toe to tooth shows the world how much you love them. The best way to keep your pet in tiptop shape is to schedule your pet’s yearly checkup with us. We’re committed to your pet’s well being every step of the way. (Because we love them too!)
A microchip is the only form of pet identification that is permanent, with a unique number that cannot to be altered. As tiny as a grain of rice, once implanted, it can't be seen and your pet won't be able to feel it.
Microchip installation can simply be done during a regular visit and it will last through your pet's whole life. What’s more, the HomeAgain chip that we use, has an anti-migration feature that allows it to stay permanently where it was implanted.
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At Hylan Animal Hospital we are proud to be one of the first veterinary hospitals to provide laser surgery as a progressive new option for our patients.
Now your pets can benefit from the same properties of laser surgery that human patients have been experiencing for over twenty years! Laser surgery allows for less pain, swelling, discomfort after surgery, and the ability to resume normal activities sooner than ever before.