Pet Preventive Care
PET PREVENTIVE CARE EXAMS
Pet preventive care exams are vital to the health and happiness of your pet. They allow us to establish baseline health characteristics specific to your pet, and provide an opportunity to catch small health issues in their early stages before they develop into serious and expensive medical conditions.
Our pet preventive care exams include:
- A thorough physical inspection of the ear canals and eardrums
- Evaluation of your pet’s eyes and vision
- Inspection of the teeth and gums
- Palpation of the lymph nodes and abdominal organs
- Evaluation of your pet’s heart and lungs
- Examination of the fur and skin
- Blood tests
- Fecal screening
Puppy and Kitten Preventive Care
Puppies and kittens have special preventive care needs to address their growth stage. We recommend puppy and kitten preventive care exams begin as soon as you bring home your new pet.
In addition to our preventive care exam, we are available to answer any questions you may have regarding your new pet including:
- House breaking/litter box training
Senior Pet Preventive Care
Pets age much more rapidly than their owners do. Once your pet turns 7 years old, they can be considered a senior pet. We recommend senior pets receive biannual preventive care exams to carefully monitor their health, and to catch small health issues before they develop into severe health problems.
We can also discuss any changes in your aging pet such as:
- Less active
- Painful or stiff movements
- Weight changes
- Behavior changes
Pet vaccinations are a safe and easy way to protect your pet against harmful and potentially life-threatening disease. We understand that your pet is unique, and our veterinary team will develop a vaccination schedule and ongoing booster routine that accounts for your pet’s lifestyle, overall health, risk for exposure to infectious disease, and other factors.
Core Canine Vaccinations
We recommend an annual review of your dog’s vaccinations and administer boosters when necessary. This ensures your pet will receive the maximum protection from their vaccinations.
Core Feline Vaccinations
Core vaccinations for cats provide protection against harmful and potentially deadly disease. Both indoor and outdoor cats can benefit from vaccination.
Proper nutrition is a vital component to your pet’s overall health. It can be easy for a pet owner to become overwhelmed by the available selection of pet foods, all of which claim to have specific benefits for pets. We can offer expert advice to help you negotiate the complicated array of choices.
Based on your pet’s preventive care exam, we can provide recommendations on prescription diet formulas and supplements. Pet food formulas are available to assist in the management of various pet health conditions, including:
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
- Healthy weight management
- Digestive health
- Hairball control
- Urinary tract health
- Skin conditions
- Food allergies
- Growth formulas
Pet Microchipping Benefits
Cypress Creek Pet Care offers pet microchipping services for dogs and cats of all ages. Pet microchipping is a safe, simple, effective, and permanent form of identification. They are ideal for indoor pets who may not wear a collar.
Additionally, they provide an added level of security in the event your pet’s collar or identification tag becomes damaged or broken.
Pet Microchip Implantation
The microchip is approximately the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is placed underneath your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. It is not necessary to perform the implantation under anesthesia, and we can perform the implantation in conjunction with your pet’s preventative care exam. Alternatively, we can also perform the implantation during your pet’s spay or neuter procedure.
Recovery of a Microchipped Pet
Your pet’s microchip contains a unique identification number, which can be read using a hand held scanner found in veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country.
After your pet’s microchip is implanted, you will be provided a registration form to complete which includes your name, address, and contact details. This information is stored in the national pet recovery database, and can easily be updated if your contact details change. A quick scan and a phone call to the pet recovery database provides all of the necessary information to reunite you and your pet.