Veterinary Preventive Care: A Key Component in Your Pet’s Health

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Animal Medical Center of Wentzville provides veterinary preventive care for your pet. We are passionate about preventative care. Regular wellness examinations are vital to help your pet live a longer, happier life. As your pet ages, their health and wellness needs change. Regular checkups will ensure your pet is receiving the best possible health care.

Wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet.

Our wellness visit includes a comprehensive evaluation of your pet’s health:

Wellness exams can be overlooked by pet owners, because often your pet appears healthy even if they are not. Collecting pet health information for your healthy pet allows us to establish a healthy baseline specific to your pet. This information can be used to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss, or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.

We offer budget saving pet wellness packages including:

Heartworm Preventive Facts

Protecting your pet from heartworms is vital to their health. All dogs and cats are at risk for heartworms and intestinal parasites. Heartworms are carried by mosquitoes and injected into the bloodstream, where they can multiply and cause damage to the heart and blood vessels. Left untreated, the disease will cause heart failure and death in dogs and cats.

Heartworm preventive also protects against intestinal parasite infections such as roundworms and hookworms. These parasites can be transmitted to your other pets, and also to your human family members.

Heartworm preventive is available from our onsite pharmacy during normal business hours. Our products are competitively priced, and are comparable to PetMeds.com.

We offer a variety of preventative options including:

  • Heartgard—Monthly chewable, given every 30 days all year round
  • Proheart—6-month injectable for quality protection and convenience
  • Trifexis—Monthly tablet, also prevents flea infestations
  • Iverheart—Monthly tablet, generic option available
  • Revolution—Topical for cats to prevent fleas, worms, and ear mites

More details regarding heartworm preventive facts and intestinal parasites can be found on our Heartworm Preventive Facts Handout.

For more information about Heartworm disease and the importance of prevention, check out Dr. Quigley’s article featured in Metropet Magazine.

We encourage you to use wellness examinations to take an active role in your pet’s health care. We enjoy sharing our knowledge with you and we welcome your questions. We are passionate about your pet’s health, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.