Pet Health

Kids and their pets in Brentwood, California. Q

uite frankly, your pet’s health needs are relatively similar to yours. Your pet needs good food, clean water, exercise, adequate housing and love. Those are the most basic points of any pet care program. Regular check ups, accompanied by vaccinations and age appropriate medicines, are necessary as well.

Although their needs can be similar to yours, symptoms that animals exhibit may mean quite a different thing than their human counterparts. On the other pages of this website, you will find information concerning different stages and aspects of your pet’s health. Reading each section and adhering to recommended guidelines is optimal for both you and your pet. Actively participating in your pet’s care is encouraged.

We encourage you to call and ask us any questions that you might have regarding your animal’s health. We feel that it is much better to be safe than sorry.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s why there is nothing better that you can do for your pets than invest in regular care.

For small animals younger than six years old, we suggest an exam annually. These exams include a physical exam, fecal analysis and vaccines appropriate to your pet’s lifestyle and environment. We will address issues such as the need for flea and tick preventative or heartworm medications.

When small animals are older than six years, we suggest having blood work done annually to look for things like kidney problems. Common old age problems such as these, if caught early, can be remedied or helped in some way.