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At Lake Area Animal Hospital, we believe that a key factor to keeping your pet healthy and happy is an annual health examination. Annual physical exams help us establish an overall health profile of your pet and are useful for tracking trends and being aware of potential health problems before they become difficult and costly to treat. Regular check-ups can also detect disease in the early stages, improving your pet’s ability to fight back.

Consistent annual check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems later in your pet’s life. During our wellness visits, our knowledgeable veterinarian will conduct a thorough physical examination from nose to tail, checking vital signs, looking for abnormalities, and testing for heartworms and other parasites. After assessing your pet’s risk of exposure to diseases, we will develop a vaccine schedule based on your pet’s individual needs. Wellness blood profiles and urinalysis may be recommended for your pet at certain ages or if they fit certain risk categories.

We also offer recommendations for prevention and nutrition guidelines that are appropriate for your pet’s specific needs. We will develop preventive protocols for your pet regarding the best ways to control fleas and ticks in your house, your yard, and on your pet. We will provide guidance for your pet’s nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance, and performance. We can also spay or neuter your pet when the time is right, not just to prevent unwanted litter, but to lessen the development of cancer in both genders of dogs and cats.

Whether your pet is a puppy or a kitten, young adult, or senior, come see us at Lake Area Animal Hospital for your pet health care needs. If you live in the areas of Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, Grand Lake, Cameron, or beyond, we would love to get to know you and your pets and start them on a journey of healthy and happy living.