Regular preventive care will keep your dog healthy and plays a vital role in the early detection of any potential health issues, illness, and disease. At Lincoln Park Veterinary Hospital, we recommend yearly wellness exams for adult dogs. During the wellness exam, your dog will receive:
Vaccinations are an important part of maintaining your dog’s health. Our vaccination programs will prevent highly contagious diseases that are easily spread. When creating your dog’s vaccination program, we will look at several factors such as their age, current health, and lifestyle. Dogs that have frequent contact with other animals and are more active outdoors will need different levels of protection against infectious diseases, and our veterinarians can provide you with the right vaccinations that fits your dog’s needs.
Annual fecal testing will ensure that your dog is free of internal parasites that could have a negative impact on his or her health. At Lincoln Park Veterinary Hospital, we can provide you with recommendations on safe, monthly preventatives for protection against heartworm, ticks, and fleas with trusted products such as Sentinel, Sentinel Spectrum, Frontline and Nexguard.
Your dog’s exam is a great time to discuss your dog’s current diet and weight. It’s important to review your pet’s diet, as significant weight loss or weight gain or changes in eating habits could indicate an underlying health condition. Our veterinarians will ensure that your dog is getting the right amount of vitamins and nutrients, as well as an adequate amount of exercise to keep them active and healthy. To learn more, visit our page on nutrition and prescription diets.
Our professional dentistry services will help prevent the development of oral disease. Regular dental care ensures that your dog’s teeth and gums are healthy and strong, and keeps bad breath away. We will inspect your dog’s teeth and gums for tartar, plaque, tooth decay, infections, and signs of tooth weakness. We also provide deep teeth cleaning services at our facility. During the dental exam, we will also discuss the various methods for caring for your pet’s teeth at home. Visit our pet dental care page to learn more.