Promoting Early Detection for Pet Wellness

Pet Wellness Care at Desert Inn Animal Hospital

Whether for a new puppy or kitten, an adult pet, or a senior-aged pet, providing preventive health care is one of the most important things a pet owner can do for his or her pet. Desert Inn Animal Hospital is committed to providing the best wellness options for the pets of Las Vegas.

Pet Wellness Exams

Every pet benefits from a yearly physical exam. Pets hide their illnesses as a defense mechanism, resulting from the times when their species lived in the wild and showing weakness attracted predators. Because they are good at hiding their illnesses, a pet owner may not be aware of the sickness until it has progressed.

Our veterinarians provide thorough physical exams to catch the subtle signs of any problems. Early detection of disease allows for much greater success in treatment.

As part of a pet’s annual exam, Desert Inn Animal Hospital recommends yearly blood work. A general blood chemistry screen gives an indication of how well the body’s internal organs are functioning, detects early signs of disease, and provides a base line for tracking any future changes in the normal condition of each pet.

Because pets age faster than humans, as a pet ages, our veterinarians may recommend blood tests twice per year to detect common ailments that may arise.

Pet Vaccinations

Different pets have different risk factors requiring different vaccinations. The veterinarians of Desert Inn Animal Hospital follow the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) guidelines for vaccination.

AAHA recommendations consist of core vaccinations—vaccinations that all pets should have—and non-core vaccinations—vaccinations that pets that have different risk factors should have.

At your pet’s wellness exam, our veterinarians will discuss the different vaccination options with you and help you decide which offer the appropriate protection for your pet’s unique lifestyle, age, breed, and activities.

Parasite Prevention

Worms that live in the intestines of pets can deprive a dog or cat of needed nutrients and can lower his or her immunity. Keeping pets free of intestinal parasites is an important part of a pet’s overall health.

Desert Inn Animal Hospital recommends a deworming process beginning with a puppy or kitten’s first visit to our hospital. For adult dogs and cats, we recommend yearly fecal checks and deworming when appropriate.

We are committed to extending the quality and length of life for the pets of Las Vegas. If you have any questions about your pet’s health, please contact our friendly staff and doctors.