Pet Wellness &
Palo Verde Pet Clinic is focused on providing wellness and veterinary services to Yuma’s pets. Preventive medicine starts with an annual pet wellness exam.
Annual wellness exams evaluate your pet’s overall health, detect problems before they become serious, and keep your pet on track to live a long, happy and healthy life.
The American Animal Hospital Association recommends that pets have a wellness exam at least once per year.
As your pet ages, they recommend more frequent visits. At Palo Verde Pet Clinic, we believe strongly in preventive care and have developed wellness protocols for every stage of your pet’s life.
Vaccinations are vital to the health and protection of your pet. They are the single most important preventive measure in combating diseases like Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Distemper, Lyme, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia, Rabies, and protection against the effects of rattlesnake bites. Vaccinations are particularly important for puppies, kittens, and other young animals that have immature immune systems.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly 12,500 puppies are born in the United States each hour. Since it’s estimated that stray cats produce an even larger number of kittens, it is easy to see why we have a pet overpopulation problem.
When responsible pet owners spay and neuter, they help eliminate this problem, and put an end to thousands of unnecessary euthanasias and millions of stray animals. Additionally, performing these procedures can minimize behavior problems and help your pet live a longer, healthier life by reducing the likelihood of certain cancers and tumors.
Annual wellness exams evaluate your pets overall health, detect problems before they become serious and give us a chance to consult with you on things like diet, exercise and parasite prevention. Annual wellness exams help keep your pet on track to live a long and healthy life.
Studies show that most pets have some form of periodontal disease. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause infection, pain, and tooth loss over time. It can also lead to other serious health problems. Annual dental exams and cleanings are recommended to protect your pet from many of these problems and help them maintain a healthy, disease free mouth.
Examination by an experienced veterinarian, along with diagnostic testing, can identify many types of illness in your pet. Identified early, treatments can occur before a condition worsens, causing your pet more discomfort, and requiring more extensive medical intervention and cost.
If you believe your pet is sick or suffering from some type of medical issue, an examination is the first step to identifying the problem.
Euthanasia is a humane form of ending the suffering of a pet when they are sick, injured or have reached a point where quality of life has diminished due to age. Euthanizing a pet is not an easy decision. We are here to discuss options and assist in every way possible during this difficult time for your family.
When should my pet have an examination?
We believe preventive medicine is the best approach to keep a pet healthy.
Preventive care includes annual wellness examinations, vaccinations at regular intervals, parasite prevention, and dietary management.
Instead of waiting until you notice your pet is ill or seems to have problems, preventive care requires more frequent visits to be effective.
The good news:
This type of care can be achieved with a much smaller bill at the end of your visit.