At Countryside Animal Hospital we are here for you and your furry family members throughout their lifetime. As people age, their bodies and medical needs begin to change; this is true of our pets as well. That is why our team will develop an individualized plan for your pets, no matter what stage they are in their lives.
When puppies and kittens come to Countryside Animal Hospital for the first time, our veterinarian will perform a routine physical examination and collect a fecal sample to check for intestinal parasites. We will establish a vaccine protocol based on your pet’s lifestyle, and will recommend the best heartworm and flea and tick preventatives that are just right for your pet. Additionally, you will receive recommendations for appropriate diet and exercise for your youngster as well as advice about the best time to spay or neuter your pet.
Once a baseline of information has been established for your young pet, it is essential to maintain annual visits to the veterinarian to monitor your pet’s health and catch potential problems so that they don’t develop into a serious condition.
As your pet ages, health profiles become extremely important for your pet's well-being. Dogs and cats that are seven years old are considered seniors, and it is recommended that we see them twice a year. Physical exams, blood work that checks blood chemistry levels, and complete blood counts provide valuable information about your aging pet’s overall health.
If you live in Hammond or other nearby communities, and your pet is a puppy or a kitten, young adult, or senior, come see us at Countryside Animal Hospital. We would love to get to know you and your pets and start them on a journey of healthy and happy living.