Pet Wellness Care: Cat & Dog Exams & More
At Paws and Claws Animal Medical Center in Dunedin, pet wellness care is about being proactive, rather than reactive, about managing your pet’s health. Instead of addressing medical concerns as they take place, our goal is to prevent them from happening at all. Physical exams, vaccinations, disease and parasite screens, and other measures are essential to helping your pet live a fuller, longer life.
Come and see us for your pet’s next checkup!
Why We Recommend Twice-Yearly Checkups
Ideally, pets should come in every six months so we can monitor their weight, heart, dental health, and any other areas that may be cause for concern. These routine visits also give us an opportunity to check in with you and maintain a close working relationship. We want to know about any concerns you have regarding your pet’s health—you see them every day, and therefore know their daily habits much better than we do. Your input is important!
How Wellness Care Benefits You and Your Pet
There are countless reasons to commit to regular checkups for your pet, and these include:
- Detecting diseases, parasites, or congenital issues sooner
- Preventing the onset of disease altogether
- Developing a better understanding of your pet’s needs
- Having a stronger bond with your pet
- Giving your pet the chance to spend more years at your side
Parasite Protection is Vital to Your Pet’s Health
Despite an increased awareness of heartworm disease and Lyme disease, many dogs and cats still go without proper protection from parasites and parasite-transmitted diseases. Lyme and heartworm can be deadly if they are not treated, and there is no existing heartworm treatment for cats. Because we live in a warm climate, the prevalence of mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and other parasites is high. Even indoor pets can be at risk of infection. Don’t forget to ask about protecting your pet when you see us!
Need a Health Certificate for Your Pet?
We can provide official health certificates for pet parents who are traveling within the country. Schedule an appointment with us before you travel so we can examine your pet and update their vaccinations.
What People Say About Us
"I absolutely love Dr. Culpepper and the staff at Paw and Claws. Dr. Culpepper has been my vet for several years. Her and her staff have not lost their passion for animals and it shows in the work they do. They give each animal a lot of love and attention while giving the care that they are there for."
- Brandy M.