Wellness Care for Puppies

Wellness Care

Be they canine or feline, young or old, routine wellness care is the cornerstone of a lifetime of good health for your pet. Animal Medical Clinic believes strongly in the importance of preventative care, and we’re ready with everything your pet needs at every life stage—from the mischievous puppy and kitten phase to the frosty-faced years. Our wellness and preventative offerings include:

Comprehensive Physical Exams

Regular exams are your pet’s first line of defense. Animal Medical Clinic’s comprehensive exams include checking your pet’s overall health by examining their skin and coat condition, lung and cardiac function, internal organ health, oral hygiene, eye and ear health, neurologic functions, demeanor, and more. Got a new kitten or puppy? We’ll make sure they’re healthy and that their growth is on track. Golden years approaching? We’ll make sure that your pet has as many happy and healthy years as possible!


Keeping your pet up to date on immunizations is a highly effective way to prevent many common diseases like distemper and rabies. In addition to the core vaccines recommended for all pets, your pet’s age, lifestyle, and risk of exposure will be evaluated, and we’ll tailor a vaccination plan that’s right for your pet.


One of the most important things you can do for your pet is to make sure they’re microchipped. Unlike collars, microchips stay with your pet for life and will make it much more likely they will be returned to you if lost. This procedure is fast, simple, and can be done at any time.

Intestinal Parasite Screenings

Intestinal parasites are not uncommon in our pets—puppies and kittens in particular. Some of these parasites, like giardia or roundworms, can potentially be passed to humans. Fecal testing for intestinal parasites is an important part of routine health care for all pets, especially those in households with small children. Should your pet test positive for intestinal parasites, we’re ready to treat them.

Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Prevention

Fleas, ticks, and heartworm disease are all much easier and cost-effective to prevent than to treat! We recommend that all pets be on year-round flea, tick, and heartworm preventative, and get heartworm tests as recommended. There are a wide variety of options available for preventative meds, and we’ll help you determine the one that’s the best fit for your pet and your lifestyle.

Nutrition and Behavioral Counseling

There’s so much conflicting information about what to feed our pets. Grain-free kibble? Home-cooked meals? Raw food diets? Proper nutrition is key to your pet’s good health, and we can help you separate the facts from the fads to determine the diet that’s best for your pet. Changes in a pet’s mood or behavior can be more than just troublesome—they’re often a symptom of an underlying medical condition. No exam is complete without addressing any behavioral changes!

Senior Pet Care

At the Animal Medical Clinic, we love elderly pets! Preventative care is even more significant for them, as cats and dogs age more rapidly than humans. We recommend twice-yearly exams and regular blood screenings for our senior patients so we can detect and address any changes in their health as quickly as possible.

To schedule your pet for a visit, make an appointment online or call (402) 721-3033