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Health & Wellness at Your Neighborhood Vet Clinic

Annual exams help your veterinarian gain an understanding of your pet’s overall health. In addition to preventing disease, routine wellness exams also help us create a baseline health profile for your pet and a long-term comprehensive plan. Annual wellness exams at Brookhollow Animal Clinic include:

  • A full physical exam
  • Screenings for common diseases such as heart worms and internal or external parasites
  • Important vaccines that protect your pet from preventable and serious diseases
  • Food and nutrition guidance
  • Dental exam

Veterinarian’s Choice - Purina Nutrition:

At Brookhollow Animal Clinic, we trust Purina Nutrition to nourish your pet’s good health and well-being. An appropriate diet can set your pet on a path of lifelong nutrition that helps prevent all kinds of health problems, including allergies, nutritional deficiencies, skin and coat disorders, and obesity.

Special nutritional requirements are sometimes needed, depending upon the age, breed, and health of your pet. For instance, senior pets have significantly different requirements than puppies or kittens, and animals with diabetes, kidney disease, and other health conditions also can benefit from special diets. If you’re concerned about your pet’s dietary needs, call Brookhollow Animal Clinicto schedule a personalized nutrition consultation.

Dental Health

An annual dental exam helps keep your pet in the best possible health. Regular cleanings and examinations also could prevent periodontal disease. Check out these important facts about your pet’s dental health:

  • Dental disease can lead to bacterial infection that can result in kidney failure, heart failure, liver, and/or airway disease.
  • Dental disease is painful to pets even if they don’t show it.
  • By age three, 80 percent of pets develop gingivitis (gum tissue disease).
  • No other routine medical treatment does more to improve your pet’s health than regular dental cleanings.

Vaccinations

Required vaccinations are vital to a proactive, preventive, and conscientious health plan for your pet. At Brookhollow Animal Clinic, we customize vaccine schedules to reflect your pet’s individual needs. The frequency of immunizations will depend on a variety of factors: animal’s age, vaccination history, and the duration of protection. In addition, animal health care threats vary by locale. Dr. Lawhon will recommend an immunization schedule that is specific to your pet’s species and lifestyle in the Abilene, TX, area.

Typically, mature dogs will be protected against the following:

  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Rattlesnake
  • Parainfluenza
  • Parvo Virus
  • Kennel cough
  • Rabies

Adult cat immunizations include:

  • Panleukopenia (distemper)
  • Rabies
  • Feline rhinotracheitis
  • Calicivirus
  • Chlamydia
  • Feline leukemia

Flea & Tick Prevention

As you and your family enjoy the warm spring and summer months, don’t forget to protect your dog or cat against fleas and ticks. Call us today to learn how we can help keep your four-legged friend free from fleas, ticks, and related diseases.