At Handsboro Animal Hospital, we believe that a key factor to keeping your pet healthy and happy is an annual health examination. Annual physical exams help us establish an overall health profile of your pet and are useful for tracking trends and being aware of potential health problems before they become difficult and costly to treat. Regular check-ups can detect disease in the early stages, improving your pet’s ability to fight back.
Our wellness visits focus on preventative medicine based on the specific life-stage of your pet. Each patient is assessed individually based on factors such as species, breed, age, and environmental challenges. When your pet comes in for a wellness checkup, he or she will receive a comprehensive physical exam and age appropriate diagnostics such as blood work, blood pressure screening, checks for parasites and early signs of disease. An exam is also an excellent time to discuss with us any changes in your pet's health and behavior.
Our goal is to partner with you in the healthcare of your companion pets and to provide you with information about the procedures and medications that are especially beneficial for your pet. Many diseases that were once fatal to pets can now be prevented through the use of vaccinations. We follow the vaccination requirements set out by the American Animal Hospital Association.
We also offer recommendations for prevention and nutrition guidelines that are appropriate for your pet’s specific needs. We will develop preventive protocols for your pet regarding the best ways to control fleas and ticks in your house, your yard, and on your pet. We will provide guidance for your pet’s nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance, and performance. We can also spay or neuter your pet when the time is right, not just to prevent unwanted litters, but to lessen the development of cancer in both genders of dogs and cats.
Whether your pet is a puppy or a kitten, young adult, or senior, come see us at Handsboro Animal Hospital for your pet health care needs. If you live in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi, we would love to get to know you and your pets and start them on a journey of healthy and happy living.