Promoting Long, Healthy Lives with Pet Wellness Care
Your pet’s health depends on a lot of factors. Their physical and mental health, nutrition, and everyday safety all play an important role in promoting their well-being. At Buffalo Grove Animal Hospital, we encourage regular visits to the vet so we can assess your pet’s ever-changing health and address any problems right away.
Our veterinarians stress life-stage care which evolves with your pet as they age. Every life stage requires a specific kind of veterinary medicine, and we tailor our services to fit your pet’s unique needs.
At this young age, puppies and kittens are vulnerable. They still need to build up their immunity to diseases and establish a parasite prevention plan. We tailor our vaccines to suit your pet’s individual lifestyle and use 3-year vaccines whenever possible. Throughout their first year of life, we’ll need to see your puppy or kitten several times to administer vaccines and make sure they're growing up healthy and strong. The sooner we discuss their spay and neuter options, the better, too!
Adult pets are in the prime of their lives, but they still need regular veterinary care. Routine vaccine boosters and parasite preventatives are a must throughout their adult years, and annual pet exams help us keep track of any changes in their health, that way we can address problems with solutions right away.
Seniors are at a vulnerable stage in their lives. They become prone to chronic conditions such as arthritis, as well as old-age diseases such as cancer and organ failure. We recommend seeing seniors more often in order to stay on top of any developing problems. Vaccines, too, still play an important role, but as their lifestyle changes, some vaccines may become unnecessary.
It may surprise you to learn that a lot of diseases and problems can be prevented with a simple parasite preventative. Fleas, ticks, and mosquitos can all cause diseases such as Bartonella, Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, and heartworm disease. With year-round medication, these serious diseases are entirely avoidable, so make sure to stock up on parasite preventatives!
Cats and dogs both are prone to escape the comfort of home, and making sure they come back is your responsibility. Their tags and collars fall off, break, and can be removed. Yet a microchip is a secure form of identification. Animal shelters, rescues, and veterinarians all have microchip readers to pick up your pet’s unique ID and your contact information, meaning your pet is always just a phone call away. Ask us about microchip identification at your next visit!