26 Apr What Services Does PetWellClinic Provide?
As a pet owner, knowing your pet’s options for preventative care in your community is a crucial part of providing a high-quality life for your furry friend. PetWellClinic has clinics located throughout the United States, and focuses on providing high quality veterinary medicine for dogs and cats of all ages.
Our vet care plans center around preventative care in the form of wellness packages, vaccines, lab tests, medications, and physical exams, but we also treat pre-existing conditions. Our clinics handle minor pet illnesses like allergies and ticks and fleas, and tackle chronic conditions like arthritis and diabetes.
In this blog, we will cover all the preventative care services PetWellClinic offers and how they protect your pet! Walk into your local clinic today to keep your furry friend healthy and happy.
What Preventative Services Do You Offer for Dogs and Cats?
Our clinics offer vaccines, tests, medications, and physical exams to help prevent serious conditions later on for your dog or cat. After all, the best form of treatment is prevention. Most of these preventative services are available through our dog wellness and cat wellness packages. Individual products and services are priced specific to each location.
PetWellClinic offers the 5-in-1 (DAPP), Lepto 4-Way, Bordetella, and Rabies vaccines. These vaccines are all included in our puppy wellness packages, but they can also be purchased through a dog wellness package or a la carte.
To learn more about our dog wellness packages and find an option that fits your dog’s needs, click here!
The 5-in-1 (DAPP) vaccine is a singular shot that protects your dog from five common diseases, hence the name. All dogs should receive the DAPP vaccine, as it protects them from spreading highly contagious and deadly diseases that have no known cure.
DAPP protects dogs from:
- Canine distemper virus
- Kennel cough
The Lepto 4-Way vaccine protects dogs from leptospirosis. It is a highly recommended vaccine as it can be transmitted to animals as well as people.
Leptospirosis in dogs can cause:
- Intense thirst
- Kidney failure
The Bordetella vaccine protects dogs from kennel cough. Kennel cough is a highly-contagious disease that attacks a dog’s respiratory system, which causes cold symptoms. It is usually contracted in heavily-populated places such as kennels or rescue shelters.
To learn more about kennel cough and why it matters, click here!
Dog & Cat Vaccines
Most states require the rabies vaccine because it can be transmitted to humans and is almost always deadly. Rabies is typically spread through an animal bite. Because of this unforeseeable event, prevention is the only way to protect your pet! Both dogs and cats should receive a rabies shot.
Cat Vaccines & Cat Tests
PetWellClinic offers several vaccines for cats, including:
- 3-in-1 (FVRC)
- Feline Leukemia
- Rabies Vaccine
The 3-in-1 or FVRC vaccine protects your feline friend from three highly-contagious, deadly diseases.
FVRC protects cats from:
- Feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR)
- Feline calicivirus (C)
- Feline panleukopenia (P)
The feline leukemia vaccine protects cats from the feline leukemia virus (FeLV), which is fairly common for cats. It is important to note that the vaccine doesn’t protect 100% of cats. There is no cure for FeLV, so again, prevention is the best route.
FeLV can lead to:
- Blood disorders
- Immune deficiency
PetWellClinic also offers a FeLV test that checks your cat for feline leukemia (FeLV).
To learn more about our cat wellness packages and find an option that fits your cat’s needs, click here!
Dog Health Tests
PetWellClinic provides the heartworm test, the CBC/GHP test, and the Chem/T4 test for your dog. These tests help assess the overall health of your pet!
The heartworm test is an important part of preventative care for your furry friend! All dogs are at risk of heartworm, so catching it early can be the difference between a healthy dog and an infected one. Heartworm affects a dog’s heart and lungs, which means the parasite can be fatal if not caught early on.
Dog & Cat Tests
The CBC/GHP test is a general health panel. CBC, or complete blood count, counts the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The CBC test also checks immune function, oxygen levels, and clotting ability. GHP stands for general health panel and uses several tests to check diabetes and liver and kidney functions. Both tests give great insight into a dog’s overall health.
The Chemistry test checks kidney and liver function, as well as blood glucose, protein, electrolytes and thyroid levels. The test gives veterinarians a better understanding of a dog’s wellness.
The T4 or Thyroxine test screens for hypothyroidism in dogs. Hypothyroidism reduces a dog’s metabolic state, affecting every organ in the body. The disease can’t be cured, but once it is diagnosed, it can be treated.
Dog and Cat Dewormers
PetWellClinic offers deworming services for both dogs and cats. Deworming sounds intrusive, but it really just uses a drug to get rid of parasitic worms.
Parasitic worms include:
Deworming usually comes in the form of an oral medication like chews or tablets but there are also topical dewormers that are applied to the skin.
Physical exams for your dog or cat may seem minor, but the physical body serves as a great tool, letting vets know what’s going on internally. Often, a physical exam can help vets catch potential issues before they become serious. At PetWellClinic, we offer physical exams as an add-on to our wellness packages or as a stand alone service!
A pet’s physical exam includes:
- Listening to the heart and lungs
- Checking eyes, nose, and mouth
- Examining skin
- Feeling the hips, knees, and abdominal muscles
- Inspecting teeth
What Minor Illnesses Does PetWellClinic Treat?
PetWellClinic treats a variety of minor illnesses including:
- Ear infections and bladder infections
- Allergies, itchy skin
- Ticks, fleas, ringworm, and scabies
- Eye and mouth issues
- Minor cuts, bites, abrasions, or limping
- Minor coughs, upper respiratory infections, or nasal discharge
- Vomiting from GI upset, not eating, or diarrhea
- Kennel cough
Ear Infections & Bladder Infections
Ear infections can be caused by scratching, allergies, or even excessive moisture.
- Excessive scratching
- Hearing loss
- Scabs on the ear
- Hair loss on the ear
- Shaking head
- Walking in circles
If you notice your pet showcasing any of the symptoms above, bring them into PetWellClinic and we can help diagnose them. Whether it’s an ear infection or something else, we will make sure your pet gets the treatment they need!
Bladder infections are rough on cats and dogs, and they are not easy for their owners to take care of either.
Sign of a bladder infection can include:
- Urinating frequently
- Urinary accidents
- Smelly, cloudy, or bloody urine
- Straining when urinating
If your pet is going to the bathroom more frequently than usual, bring them to PetWellClinic. We can diagnose and treat their bladder problems, so they’re back to normal in no time.
Wondering why your cat is peeing outside the litter box? Read our blog to find out!
Allergies & Itchy Skin
Allergies for pets can be caused by food, the environment, or fleas.
Food allergies aren’t common for cats or dogs, but if you suspect they have one, work with your vet to identify the ingredient your pet is allergic to.
The environment also causes allergies and itchy skin for dogs and cats. Anything from pollen to dust to mold could be making your pet itch or get a runny nose. Itching makes allergies worse and can give your furry friend an infection, so be sure to bring them into the clinic as soon as you notice the sniffles or itching!
An allergic reaction to flea bites or saliva is called flea allergy dermatitis. This makes cats and dogs especially itchy. For flea prevention and treatment, come into PetWellClinic and our vets can find the right option for your pet.
To learn more about possible causes of itchy skin, click here!
Ticks, Fleas, Ringworm, & Scabies
We offer preventative care for ticks, fleas, ringworm, and scabies. We also carry products to treat them. The vets at PetWellClinic will help identify the cause of any issues with your dog or cat and then recommend a treatment plan customized for them.
To learn more about flea and tick prevention, click here!
Eye & Mouth Issues
Eye issues in cats and dogs can include anything from cataracts to glaucoma to dry eye. Bring your pet to one of our clinics and our vets will look into the cause of the issue.
Indicators of an issue with your pet’s eyes include:
- Cloudy iris
- Rubbing eyes
- Runny or thick eye discharge
- Squinting or blinking
Mouth issues can be due to an oral infection or laceration or even dental issues.
Symptoms of a mouth issue can include:
- Bad breath
- Resisting head pets
- Red or swollen gums
- Decrease in appetite
- Change in energy level
Mouth issues can be a symptom of something more serious. If you notice your pup or kitty displaying any of the symptoms, take them to the nearest PetWellClinic and our vets can help you figure out what’s going on.
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Minor Cuts, Bites, Abrasions, or Limping
When we see our kitty or pup limping, it breaks our heart to pieces. Cuts, bites, and abrasions should be treated immediately to prevent infection and to keep your furry family member from experiencing pain.
Minor Coughs, Upper Respiratory Infections, or Nasal Discharge
Upper respiratory infections is a fancier word for the common cold. Cold symptoms in dogs and cats show up as:
- Eyes or nose discharge
- Eye membrane swelling
- Mouth ulcers
- Lack of energy
- Difficult or rapid breathing
A cold is not fun for us, and it’s definitely not fun for dogs or cats, especially since they can’t communicate how they’re feeling or what they need easily. At PetWellClinic, we can help manage cold symptoms like coughing or nasal discharge.
Vomiting From GI Upset, Not Eating, or Diarrhea
When your pet is having stomach issues, it’s hard to tell what the reason is, especially since they usually eat the same food everyday. If your dog or cat is vomiting or not eating, you should bring them into a PetWellClinic as soon as you can since it can be indicative of larger issues.
A lack of energy every once in a while, especially on a lazy Sunday, happens, but it can be an issue if it’s becoming a regular thing. A vet can help find the root of the lethargy to give your kitty or pup their energy back!
Both dogs and cats can get kennel cough and it’s very contagious for animals. Luckily, PetWellClinic carries the Bordetella vaccine to help prevent it. Bring your pet in for the preventative care they need!
What Chronic Conditions Does PetWellClinic Treat?
PetWellClinic treats several chronic conditions including:
- Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroidism is caused by an inflammation or shrinkage of the thyroid gland, which causes a hormone imbalance. It’s more common in dogs than in cats, especially older and bigger dogs.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism can include:
- Hair loss or thinning
- Skin infections
- Dry coat
- Skin thickening and darkening
- Ear infection
- Weight gain
Hyperthyroidism is caused by an increase in thyroid hormones due to an enlarged thyroid gland.
While hyperthyroidism can be seen in dogs, it is much more common in cats.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include:
- Weight loss
- Increased appetite
- Increased thirst and urination
- Unkempt, matty, or greasy coat
If your dog or cat is showing signs of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, take them to the vet for a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Cushings is caused when the body creates too much cortisol. It can be found in both cats and dogs, but it’s more commonly found in dogs.
Symptoms of cushings are:
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Increased appetite
- Reduced activity
- Excessive panting
- Hair loss
- Skin infections
- Enlarged abdomen
Diabetes becomes more common as a pet gets older. The earlier it’s caught, the more manageable it becomes with the help of your veterinarian.
Some signs your pet could have diabetes are:
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Decreased appetite
- Cloudy eyes
- Skin infections
Arthritis can be painful and uncomfortable for your dog or cat. Symptoms of arthritis can look different for cats and dogs, but the main indicator is limping. Cats particularly may use the bathroom outside of the litter box or avoid the steps to minimize pain. Thankfully, PetWellClinic can help treat and manage arthritis in your dog or cat.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
IBD affects the intestines of a pet, causing the intestine linings to inflame.
IBD indicators can include:
- Weight loss
Because the symptoms of IBD and other chronic health issues are similar to more minor pet health issues, it’s important to see your vet for a diagnosis.
PetWellClinic offers vaccines, tests, and medications for prevention against various diseases and sicknesses. We also provide convenient dog and cat wellness packages with your pet’s health future in mind. We treat minor illnesses such as allergies and infections as well as chronic conditions such as diabetes and arthritis. Walk in today for all your pet’s health needs!
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