Primary Care

Primary Care : Overview

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You already know we’ll be here when an emergency happens any time of day or night, or if your pet needs advanced care from one of our specialists.  We are also here to provide you with general and preventative care all year long too, including:   vaccines, tick and flea treatments, elective surgeries (spay, neuter, declaw- front only), dental care and cleaning, and all your pet’s minor health concerns and problems.  Count on our comprehensive Primary Care services to help guide you through your first puppy, figure out why your cat has suddenly stopped using the litter box, or work with you to tailor care for your senior dog that’s been with you forever! We are here for you for all your needs, from the beginning through the finale of your beloved pet’s life.  In addition to having in house laboratories and pharmacies, we offer:

• Behavioral counseling
• Cold Laser therapy
• Dental care
• Parasite control – fleas & ticks
• Physicals
• Puppy and kitten plans
• Nutritional counseling and weight

maintenance
• Routine Surgery
• Radiology
• Senior/geriatric care
• Skin and coat care
• Spay and neutering
• Vaccinations
• Wellness exams


Why Preventive Care Is Important

Many pet owners don’t realize how critical preventative care is to the overall health and well being of their pets. Also known as wellness care, preventative care has a direct positive impact on pet health, longevity, and quality of life. Annual exams, vaccinations, parasite control, weight maintenance, and other preventative measures help keep your pets’ immune system in top shape and catch potentially life-threatening diseases before they gain a foothold.

Since our pets cannot tell us how they are feeling, an annual physical examination is very important. Our veterinarians may identify subtle changes not observed by a pet owner before severe symptoms occur. During this exam, we will examine them from ‘nose to tail’ – searching for evidence of disease, noting baseline measurements like heart rate and weight, and even checking for early signs of conditions such as arthritis. Lumps will be investigated, skin scrutinized, and lots of questions about your pet’s habits at home will be asked. Things as innocuous as how much and how often your pet drinks can point to possible disease. The earlier disease can be diagnosed and treatment begun, the better the chances are that your pet will make a full recovery.

You love your pet. So do we. You can receive Primary Care from our dedicated staff at any 1stPet location. And if you move locally, or you must visit a 1stPet that isn’t your ‘regular’ location, don’t worry! We can access your pets’ records from any 1stPet location, via our networked practice management software.

Progressive, compassionate healthcare for the life of your pet. Whatever you need, anytime day or night, 1stPet Veterinary Centers is the one to call.
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