Comprehensive Care & Prevention With Individualized Pet Wellness Plans
Our veterinarians will work with you to develop a plan to keep your canine or feline family members vaccinated against illness while protecting them from the many less obvious health threats that may confront them in their lifetime. Long Animal Hospital offers complete pet wellness care from our professional veterinarians, all of whom value your companion’s comfort and well-being.
Individualized Charlotte NC Pet Wellness
We approach pet wellness with the understanding that every animal has unique health needs. As your pet moves through different life stages, appropriate care and disease prevention remains vital to overall health. Constant communication will allow us to adjust your pet’s comprehensive health prevention plan accordingly, which will include a combination of the following:
- Bordatella (kennel cough)
- FVRCP (feline respiratory diseases)
- Feline leukemia
- Feline aids
- Booster shot/vaccine update schedule
- Fecal exam
- Annual blood work and veterinary lab testing
- Heartworm, flea, and tick treatments to prevent parasites in your pet
- Yearly physical examination
Vaccination and wellness protocols depend on various factors such as the amount of time your companion will spend outdoors, age, breed, size, and pre-existing health conditions. All are taken into account in order to fully evaluate your pet’s needs.
Puppy and Kitten Care
If you have a new pet in your care, then it is likely time to contact us. The ideal timeframe for the initial exam and health evaluation of your puppy or kitten is 6–8 weeks, but don’t hesitate to schedule a visit if he or she is older. Your pet’s very first appointment is our best opportunity to gather all the essential information needed to design an individualized canine or feline wellness program. We will also be happy to discuss options such as spaying, neutering, pet microchips, nutrition, and general preventive care. In addition to our new client/pet form, please bring any other documentation related your new companion.
Preventive Care for Adult Dogs and Cats
Healthy cats and dogs will require yearly physical exam and various vaccination updates throughout the year. Long Animal Hospital highly recommends annual blood work to monitor and care for your pet’s internal health. Early detection is important, and many potential issues can be prevented or corrected through simple measures such as dietary modification, cleanings to maintain pet dental health, or adding a new vaccine to your pet’s wellness program. Only your veterinarian can make these decisions, and regularly scheduled wellness exams are the best way to ensure your companion stays in good health through his or her adult years.
Senior Pet Wellness
Once your pet reaches his or her senior years, our veterinarians become even more concerned with detecting health problems early. Changing internal systems mean changing dietary, dental, and general wellness needs for your companion. Through appropriate screening and veterinary diagnostics in our own lab, we will be able to plan for and prevent conditions that can affect your senior cat or dog most.
No matter where your pet is in life, the veterinarians of Long Animal Hospital will be happy to design a custom wellness and prevention plan to keep them in optimum health. Please contact us to consult with our professional staff.
“This was my first experience with Dr. Lauren Forhecz and I was very impressed. She got down on the floor to examine with my usually anxious Beagle and it was the first time I've ever seen him bond with a vet. Just my usual comment: wish there were more holistic options. :) —Gail T.”