We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in wellness programs has rewards for both pets and owners. Our wellness programs are designed specifically for your pet and include a comprehensive physical exam, intestinal parasite testing, heartworm/tick disease testing, heartworm and flea control, vaccines and specialized blood tests for all life stages.
Because our pets can’t speak, regular physical examinations are very important for your pet. Our veterinarians recommend a complete physical examination for your pet at least once a year. During a physical examination, we examine your pet's nose, eyes, ears, check your pet's teeth and mouth, listen to your pet's heart and lungs, carefully examine the skin and coat, look for any unusual lumps or swelling, palpate the abdomen and muscles and perform an orthopedic evaluation of the bones, joints and back.
At Wauwatosa Veterinary Clinic, we realize that not every pet requires the same vaccinations. We tailor our vaccine schedules based on the individual needs and unique lifestyles of each pet.
We follow the CDC’s recommendation that your pet be tested annually for intestinal parasites. These parasites can be transmitted to humans and can be quite harmful and even deadly if gone undetected and untreated. Heartworm, Flea and Tick Control are also a focus of our wellness program.
Learn More about Parasites and Your Pet at: www.petsandparasites.org
Just like in humans, pets can develop dental disease as bacteria attach to teeth and tartar begins to build up at the junction of his gums and teeth. If tartar is not removed, it increases until it undermines the tissue and causes receding gums. The area then becomes infected. Infection can then lead to chronic pain, infection and foul breath. Severe gum infections, abscessed teeth and cheek ulcers may develop if not treated early. Chronic infections of the teeth and gums can also result in problems elsewhere in the body. Bacteria enter the bloodstream from infected teeth and cause infections in organs such as the liver, kidneys, heart and joints. Poor dental care can actually shorten your pet's lifespan.
By preventing secondary problems, good dental care can help to improve your pet's comfort and quality of life. Ask our staff how you can help keep your pet healthy with regular dental care.
Good nutrition is the foundation for good health. In addition to providing general nutrition counseling to clients about how to maximize their pet's health, we also carry a variety of prescription diets and supplements.
Specialty diets and supplements can be used to manage chronic disease such as diabetes, kidney disease or osteoarthritis, and can also help your pet maintain proper weight to prevent the development of chronic diseases.