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.
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
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