Our mission at Northlake Animal Hospital is to help every pet achieve overall wellness. To us, wellness is everything that encompasses a healthy lifestyle and that doesn’t just include basic medical care, it means keeping your pet protected from disease, comfortable, and happy. We strive to keep your pet at their optimal level of wellness and we achieve this through our effective preventative testing and diagnostics.
Dogs and cats need to be vaccinated as early as the first six or eight weeks of life. Regular vaccination is then required throughout their life to keep them protected against several diseases and infections. Northlake Animal Hospital is proud to offer a wide selection of core and non-core vaccinations for both cats and dogs.
If left untreated, heartworm can become life-threatening. Unfortunately, the volume of mosquitoes in South Florida makes this disease extremely common. Keeping your pet safe requires regular heartworm testing and medication and we strongly recommend an annual examination to make sure that this parasite has not taken hold. We offer effective monthly medications that can protect your dog heartworm from appearing in the first place.
Parasites are both common and dangerous threats to your pet’s health. Dogs and cats can acquire them from dirt, bugs, or lizards when they hunt or play. Regular fecal testing helps us keep track of the presence of any intestinal parasite and facilitate treatment to get rid of them altogether. Common parasites include:
Pets tend to age a lot faster than we do, which means that they reach certain physical milestones at a faster pace and can face health issues regularly in their adulthood. Instead of seeing the doctor once a year as a human would, you should take your pet to the veterinary semi-annually. This will help stay in front of any potential health issue and receive treatment right when your furry friend needs it most.
Many diseases won’t appear on a scan or a fecal test. Blood work is extremely important not just for catching diseases, but also for keeping track of important chemicals in your pet’s body. By checking the blood, we can examine the state of blood cells, chemistry, and even the working of internal organs.
Fleas and ticks are pesky bugs that make a home and meal out of your pet’s skin. Not only are they annoying and uncomfortable, but they can be dangerous as they are known to carry dangerous diseases. Northlake Animal Hospital offers several preventative treatments and medications that can help keep these invaders far away from your furry friend.
Northlake Animal Hospital strives to make excellent pet healthcare affordable and convenient. We know from experience and education that prevention is always cheaper and more effective than treatment once a disease takes hold. Our wellness plan offers customizable coverage options that bring your pet all the treatments and services they need at a friendly, monthly price. We have designed this plan to be effective for every pet owner!
You’re already in the right place! Northlake Animal Hospital is dedicated to compassionate veterinary care with a special focus on prevention because we don’t want your pet to struggle with any disease in the first place. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your pet or how you can help protect them with our wellness plan!