Cat & Dog Exams & Wellness Care
Do you make a point to visit your doctor once a year for a full checkup? Even if you don’t, your pet needs to visit their veterinarian at least once a year for their cat or dog exams, vaccines, and routine diagnostics. Pet wellness care isn’t just a service we provide here in Fairfax; it’s a lifelong process to keep your companions as healthy as possible. In fact, pet wellness involves many different services that they’ll receive over the course of their life, and at Town & Country Animal Hospital, we’re happy to offer them.
Pet Wellness Care Services We Offer
All of our wellness services are designed to help your pet live their healthiest life, from one stage to the next:
- Annual/bi-annual pet exams
- Puppy & kitten care
- Routine diagnostic testing
- Parasite control & prevention
- Dental care
- Spaying & neutering
- Nutritional counseling
- Laser therapy & acupuncture
- …and more
Routine exams help your veterinarian detect abnormalities in all of these areas and more. If any changes are observed, they will discuss them with you. Vaccinations can be given once your pet has been fully examined and receives a clean bill of health. In some instances, if a pet has an elevated temperature, we’ll postpone their vaccinations.
During the wellness exam, we’ll also check your pet’s stool for intestinal parasites and draw a small blood sample to test for heartworm. Come to this appointment with questions prepared and let us know if you’ve noticed any problems at home. This is the best time to address them!
Puppy & Kitten Care
If you’ve just brought home a new puppy or kitten, contact us as soon as possible to set up their first wellness exam with us. Bring any paperwork you have and a fresh fecal sample—many puppies and kittens are born with at least one kind of intestinal parasite, and the sooner they’re treated, the better.
We prefer to start your puppy or kitten’s vaccinations when they’re between 6 and 8 weeks old. We start with a series of distemper boosters, which are given every 3-4 weeks and end when they’re 12-16 weeks old. These initial visits typically run a little longer, because there is a lot of information to cover. We’ll discuss house training, parasite prevention, diet recommendations, toys, potential hazards, and much more. To schedule your pet’s wellness care visit at our hospital in Fairfax, call us at (703) 273-2110.