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A Focus on Preventive Medicine

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Whether you’re the proud new parent of a puppy or kitten or the seasoned owner of an adult dog or cat, our wellness and preventive care programs are designed to help your pet live the healthiest, happiest life possible.

Puppy and Kitten Care

If you’ve recently welcomed a new puppy or kitten into your home, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible to schedule your pet’s first wellness exam. This is crucial to getting your companion off to a good start.

Adult and Senior Pet Care

As your pet ages, you’ll want to maintain regular wellness exams, as recommended by your veterinarian. Because pets age so rapidly, annual appointments offer us the opportunity to detect and possibly prevent potential health issues as soon as possible.

Senior pets require careful monitoring. As your pet grows older, they become increasingly susceptible to various chronic conditions including periodontal disease, osteoarthritis, kidney failure and cardiac disease, among other health issues.

Cold Laser Therapy

Unlike hot laser treatments that can result in cuts and burns, cold laser therapy uses light to treat the surface of the skin to promote cell regeneration and increased blood circulation. We can use cold laser therapy to treat wounds, injuries, dermatological conditions, hip dysplasia, periodontal disease, osteoarthritis, and more.

What to Expect During an Exam

We believe annual exams offer invaluable health benefits. During your companion’s exam, they’ll receive:

  • A nose-to-tail physical
  • Heartworm testing
  • Screening for parasites and deworming
  • Testing for feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency (FIV)
  • Diagnostic testing based on age and health status (including junior and senior wellness panels)
  • Vaccinations (as recommended)
  • Dental examination
  • Nutritional guidance (including information about prescription diets)
  • Behavioral guidance (including referrals to training specialists if needed)
  • Answers to your questions and concerns

Cat Friendly Practice® GOLD

At Lincolnshire Animal Hospital, we’ve incorporated the highest level of Cat Friendly criteria in our practice as outlined by the American Association of Feline Practitioners® (AAFP). This means you and your pet can expect the following when you visit our hospital:

  • Personalized care specifically for cats and kittens
  • Doctors and staff who understand the unique behaviors and needs of your feline companion
  • A feline-friendly environment, including a separate waiting and examination area to help reduce your pet’s stress

To learn more about our certification, visit the AAFP website. Want to prepare for your feline’s next visit? View our tips on bringing your cat into the vet.