Wellness and Preventative Care

The Beginning of a Relationship


Wellness and Preventative Care

At Penfield Veterinary Hospital, we understand that wellness and preventative care are essential to a long and healthy relationship between you and your pet. We are dedicated to making sure your furry friend receives the best health care from us. We are also here to make sure you are educated when it comes to your pet’s health and wellness treatment at home.

The Importance of Annual Exams

Regular visits to our hospital are the best way to keep your pet healthy and to prevent problems from worsening or becoming too costly. We recommend yearly wellness exams for every cat and dog, although more frequent visits may be encouraged (especially for puppies and kittens and senior pets). The wellness visit is also a good time to voice your concerns and ask questions.

Vaccines are crucial to protecting your pet from unwanted illness. When determining appropriate vaccinations, our veterinarians take into account many factors including lifestyle, age, and risk for certain diseases. At the annual wellness exam, we will discuss strategies for year-round parasite prevention.
Microchipping is the safest and easiest way to locate your pet should you become separated. If your pet goes missing, most hospitals and humane societies have electronic scanners that can read your pet’s microchip. Each chip (about the size of a grain of rice) contains your name and contact information, ensuring a successful reunion. The procedure to microchip your pet is as simple as receiving a vaccine, and it remains active for the duration of their life.
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