Preventative Care

Preventative pet care helps prolong the life of your furry friend while also improving his quality of life. Routine veterinary care is important for pets. At The Village Vet, we offer a number of preventative services for puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats of all ages, sizes, and breeds. Our Baltimore, MD, veterinarian makes your pet’s health, safety, and happiness a priority so you can enjoy his companionship for many years to come. 

Preventative care

About Preventative Pet Care

Preventative care incorporates many aspects of your pet’s life, including his diet, exercise regimen, playtime, sleep, and other lifestyle habits. Your pet's preventative healthcare plan may consist of wellness exams, diagnostic testing, veterinary treatments, and other services to help maintain or restore his health. As your pet ages, he’s at greater risk for developing major health problems that can impact his quality of life. Through preventative care, our veterinarian can help reduce these risks and prolong your pet’s life.

Annual wellness exams are a key component of preventative care as they help your vet detect problems early when they’re more treatable. Wellness exams often include diagnostic testing to get an accurate picture of your pet’s health. These tests can uncover hidden medical issues that can cause serious harm to your pet if not detected and treated right away. Wellness exams can also expose weak areas in your pet’s lifestyle that can be strengthened to prevent health problems in the future.

Most pets should have a comprehensive wellness exam annually. Senior pets will need to be seen more often as they’re more prone to developing major health issues. Baby pets will need to be seen monthly until they’re 4-5 months old so we can monitor their growth and development.

Additional Preventative Care Services for Pets

Wellness exams are but one aspect of preventative pet care, albeit, a very important aspect. Additional preventative care services for your furry friend include:

  • Vaccinations to protect your pet against life-threatening diseases like rabies, distemper, parvo-virus and others.
  • Parasite control to keep your pet free of ticks, heartworms, fleas, and other pests year-round.
  • Dental care to keep your pet’s teeth in good health. We offer annual dental checkups and cleanings to protect your pet against dental issues like tooth infections, tooth loss, and periodontal disease.
  • Nutritional counseling to ensure your pet is eating a well-balanced diet suited for his age and breed. The right diet can help keep your pet strong, healthy, and energetic at every stage of his life.

See Our Baltimore, MD, Veterinarian for Preventative Pet Care

To schedule preventative care services for your kit or pup, contact The Village Vet in Baltimore, MD, at (410) 367-8111.