Pet Wellness

Your pet deserves the best in veterinary care in Northampton, PA. Our veterinary staff is dedicated to providing, not just care, but ongoing wellness for your family pet.

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Pet Wellness in Northampton, PA

Veterinary wellness checkups enable you to help ensure that your pet receives the proper diagnostic, examination, and preventative treatments necessary to ensure optimal health on a daily basis.

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Annual Wellness Checkups

When your pet gets their annual wellness checkup, here’s what you can expect. First, your pet will be checked over in a general way that starts with a physical examination. This is done to help catch any potential obvious problems such as deformities, growths, areas of pain or discomfort, or motility issues.

During the visit, you’ll discuss your pet’s health at home, and you’ll have the opportunity to convey anything that may be concerning you, such as changes in behavior or appetite, or anything else that’s changed since the last visit. Your vet will also ask you specific questions in order to highlight common potential issues, as well as to get a better sense of the animal’s lifestyle at home.

Next, your pet’s file will be carefully reviewed, to ensure that all preventative treatments and any local government-mandated animal treatments are brought up to date during the annual wellness checkup. These may include things like:

  • Vaccinations
  • Inoculations
  • Parasite control treatments
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Wellness Services

Annual wellness checkups provide the chance for your pet to receive needed diagnostic procedures and treatment in a wide range of service areas. Additional services that may be conducted during your pet’s annual veterinary check-up include items such as:

  • Microchipping
  • Dental Examination and Treatment
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Blood Testing
  • Heartworm Testing/Treatment
  • FIV Testing
  • and More

Wellness Checkups for Special Situations

Consistent wellness checkups are also crucial for pets that fall into special categories, such as aging pets and puppies or kittens.

Senior Pet Care

Older pets often develop a range of age-related issues, such as loss of appetite, mobility challenges, and failing eyesight. Veterinary wellness checkups support the healthy aging of your beloved pet to help ensure quality of life for as long as possible.

Puppy and Kitten Care

You should have your new puppy or kitten seen by a veterinarian once they are about eight weeks of age. Early wellness checkups can reveal health conditions you should be aware of, as well as build a baseline of health that can be used throughout your new pet’s life. In addition, if you’re a new pet owner, you can receive valuable advice and tips on caring for your young pet, such as tooth brushing techniques and parasite control.

These are just some of the many services and treatment options available during routine veterinary wellness checkups at Abby Road Veterinary Hospital. We are dedicated to providing the most advanced care for your pet in Northampton, and we can’t wait to be a part of your pet’s life!

Veterinary Services in Northampton, PA

Pet Wellness

Pet Allergy Care

Pet In-House Diagnostics

Pet Surgery

Pet End-of-Life

Pet Imaging

Pet Dentistry