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Most people consider their pets to be like members of their families. If you are one of these people, then make sure you include all aspects of pet wellness care into your pet's life. At Wadsworth Animal Hospital in Lakewood, any veterinarian on our staff and our other qualified veterinary team members can help you learn what pet wellness means for your dog or cat, along with proper puppy and kitten care, pet vaccinations, pet dental care, and other areas of concern. We have served pet owners and their cats and dogs in the greater Denver area since 1975 with experienced, compassionate care.
What do we mean by the term "pet wellness" and how does this apply to your cat or dog in particular? We view wellness as the primary focus of your pet's life, from beginning puppy and kitten care to senior years and end-of-life care.
Pet wellness care includes preventative measures implemented consistently, so your dog or cat remains healthy and vibrant. Pet vaccinations, pet dental care, pet dermatology care, and flea and tick protection are all examples of preventative measures included in our emphasis on your pet's wellness.
We round out your pet's wellness care with services such as pet acupuncture, which relieves pain and promotes healing, and pet grooming. We also offer quality products including pet medicine, pet food, and other pet care products.
From the beginning of your pet's life, we encourage you to take advantage of our services such as puppy and kitten care, which includes regular checkups, exams, and pet vaccinations. Preventing fleas or treating your pet for fleas is another important part of your pet's long-term health.
Pet dental care is often overlooked, but should not be, as it is a vital part of promoting wellness. Just as you practice a regular habit of proper oral hygiene, you should also make sure you brush your pet's teeth on a regular basis. Any member of our veterinary team can show you how to successfully complete this task. In addition to this, make sure to bring your pet in for annual dental checkups and cleanings, to prevent gingivitis and gum disease.
If you do not plan to breed your cat or dog, then our veterinarian recommends having your pet spayed or neutered. This has the obvious benefit of preventing unwanted litters of kittens or puppies, but also protects your pet from complications later in life.
Just as older adults often develop arthritis, so do older pets. Part of your senior pet's care may include acupuncture, which has the tri-fold effect of relieving pain and discomfort, promoting healing, and improving your pet's overall health and mobility.
Please call us today atto discuss all factors that are important to your pet's wellness and to make an appointment with veterinarian on our staff. We are proud to serve you and your dogs and cats in the Denver area.