It's our firm belief that prevention is the best medicine. Setting a proper care routine is vital to ensure the long-term health of your pet. Our goal during these wellness visits is to establish a baseline for your pet's health to catch any infectious or chronic diseases early on. Our veterinary team recommends annual wellness visits and bi-annual wellness visits for our older pets as disease processes can advance quickly in our older patients.
Our preventative wellness services include:
Our Comprehensive On-Site Diagnostic Lab
Our veterinary staff can conduct many lab tests right in the hospital that allows them to accurately diagnose illness and determine the best course of treatment for your pet. Our diagnostic capabilities are robust and allow us to do complete blood counts, check clotting times, perform comprehensive urinalysis, analyze organ function, including: liver, kidney, thyroid; and more! Learn more about our diagnostic capabilities here.
Tiny Paws & Claws
Young dogs and cats have unique needs and specific medical requirements. We offer spaying, neutering, and microchipping services. Our team can provide expert guidance on the ideal timing for spaying or neutering your pet. Additionally, we highly recommend microchipping your pet, as it significantly increases the chances of reuniting you with your furry companion if they're ever lost.
Puppies and kittens require a series of vaccinations on a specified schedule to keep them healthy from the start. During your pet's annual wellness examination, we'll continually evaluate and adjust their wellness plan to ensure optimal health.
The Golden Years
Crossroads Animal Hospital is dedicated to offering comprehensive care throughout the entirety of your pet's life. We know senior pets are more prone to developing autoimmune, chronic, or infectious diseases. Our primary objective is to mitigate the risk of these conditions through personalized senior wellness plans.
Pain Management for Senior Pets
Chronic pain is one of the most prevalent conditions we address in senior pets. We can assist you in recognizing signs of chronic pain at home and provide treatment to ensure your senior pets remain comfortable well into their older years.
While some signs of pain are noticeable, such as limping or reluctance to use a specific part of their body, other signs can be more subtle. Common indicators of chronic pain in an older pet may include:
- Behavioral changes
- Loss of appetite
- Reacting negatively when touched
- Decreased walking distance
- Trouble jumping up
- Discomfort or restlessness
- Excessive licking of a specific body part
- Changes in posture
We recommend annual wellness visits and bi-annual wellness visits for our older pets as disease processes can advance quickly in our older patients.
When your older pet expresses new care needs, we will work with you to adjust their unique care plan.