“Dr. Strecker is a wonderful vet. He goes above and beyond and obviously cares about dogs. He suggested a different medication that we could try to treat a long-standing medical problem of our dog that I was not aware was an option. ”
— Robin and Steven N.
General wellness for your pet is our first priority. While specialized services and procedures are important, it is daily health maintenance that ensures the energetic longevity of your pet.
Annual and bi-annual exams can tell us so much about the health and well-being of your pet. During these exams, we can assess the need for and then administer, when necessary, the appropriate vaccines. Vaccinations are very important for your pet, especially outdoor pets, considering the bacteria to which they are exposed through their prowling and roaming.
Just like humans, a healthy diet can be the difference between a long happy life and a short tiresome one. During the exams, we will determine the best diet for your pet and its lifestyle.
Pet owners should have seasonal awareness. Dogs shouldn't be running in 90 degree heat. Since we live in an area with distinct and defined seasons, winter care for your pet, especially your outdoor ones, is quite important. Certain dogs, like the bigger breeds, might need covering while little dogs can't be expected to trudge through two-foot snowdrifts.
Above and beyond almost everything else you can do, simple attention is the best thing you can do for your pet. Giving them loving attention, such as petting and grooming keeps them happy and healthy; it also helps you to know the nature and habits of your pet. Paying attention and checking for bites is essential. Ticks and fleas can carry devastating illnesses as can mosquitoes. Early detection, as with so many things, is the key to prevention.
Indoor pets need special consideration as well. Pets need stimulation as they can become bored and lethargic. Dogs like to sniff and smell while cats really like visual stimulation. Common behavioral problems can quite often be avoided by providing proper and frequent stimulation.