Pet Wellness & Preventative Care
We believe that pet wellness and preventative care play a crucial role in maintaining your furry friend’s overall health and happiness.
Wellness & Preventative Care at East Lincoln Animal Hospital
By prioritizing routine check-ups, dental examinations, vaccinations, and parasite control, we strive to keep potential health issues at bay, while also promoting the longevity and well-being of your pet.
Annual Wellness Exams
During your pet’s annual exam, your veterinarian will examine your pet from head to tail. Annual check-ups and preventive care can help prevent serious health problems later in your pet’s life.
Senior Pet Care
We recommend examining your senior pet (7 years+) every six months as their health care needs can change much faster as they age. Our team of skilled professionals understands the challenges that come with aging and can help you navigate their golden years. We also offer palliative care for pets who are nearing the end of their lives.
Vaccinations will be administered according to your pet’s individual needs and lifestyle. We will assess your pet’s risk of exposure to diseases and provide vaccinations as needed for their protection.
Health Certificate Exams
We can provide a health certificate for your pet if needed for traveling within the United States or internationally. Please reach out to us as soon as you know your travel plans, as some certificates require six months of preparation or more.
Parasite testing is an important way to protect your pet’s overall health. Our veterinarians can provide a schedule for parasite testing and discuss signs of parasites and treatment options for your pet. All dogs should be on flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives throughout the year. These preventatives should be given throughout your dog’s entire life. These products help protect from flea infestation, heartworms, and tick-borne diseases.
Heartworms are carried by mosquitoes and can infect both indoor and outdoor dogs and cats, causing severe illness or even death. Our team can test your pet through a blood sample and help recommend a preventative protocol that best suits your pet’s individual needs. We recommend year-round prevention and annual testing for all of the pets in our area due to Charlotte’s temperate climate.
Microchipping provides peace of mind should your pet ever get lost and takes just seconds to complete in the office. A tiny microchip, the size of a grain of rice, is inserted under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades.
Some of the exotics that we see include small mammals (rabbits, ferrets, and sugar gliders), rodents (gerbils, hamsters, mice, rats, Guinea pigs), and some lizards, We can help provide both wellness and illness services for your exotic. If your exotic pet has a more complicated health issue that is beyond our expertise, we typically refer to Dr. Powers, an exotic specialist in Huntersville.
Pets have unique nutritional needs based on their size, age, and health issues. But no matter what their individual needs are, it is important that pets maintain a healthy weight, eat a nutritious diet, and receive an adequate exercise to live a longer life with fewer health issues. Our doctors at ELAH can help navigate the confusing world of pet nutrition, helping with health conditions such as obesity, allergies, metabolic conditions, and more.