Prairie Creek Pet Hospital
Health maintenance is as important for your pet as it is for you. Pets who get regular wellness care and preventive measures live longer, more active lives. At Prairie Creek Pet Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, we offer a range of preventive services to keep pets healthy and thriving.
Your vet in Sioux Falls will take your pet’s weight, temperature, heart rate and listen to his lungs. The eyes, ears, mouth, and teeth will also be examined. The vet will also check the condition of the animal by feeling the bones, joints, and abdomen for any abnormalities. You can also update your pet's shots during these visits. If there are any questions, the vet may suggest doing blood or other tests to find the source of the problem.
External parasites like fleas and ticks can infest your home or transmit serious illnesses. Your vet can help you find the right flea & tick prevention products for your pet’s individual needs. Internal parasites can undermine the health of very young or very old pets. Your vet can do testing for whip worms, roundworms, heartworms, and other problems and provide medications to eliminate these pests.
Animals depend on their teeth to get good nutrition and to satisfy their chewing instinct. Your vet can provide regular dental exams and teeth cleaning to prevent gum disease that causes tooth loss. The vet can also advise you on ways to help your pet maintain good dental health throughout life.
Nutritional Counseling & Weight Control
Obesity is linked to many health problems in pets, just as it is with people. Your vet can monitor your pet’s weight and help you find the right food and feeding schedules to keep your pet fit and healthy.
Important of Wellness Care and Preventative Pet Care
Wellness care at the animal hospital allows your vet to get to know your pet’s unique needs and monitor the progress of his or her health over the years. When a small change is noticed, it can be investigated to prevent a more serious health problem. Regular updates of vaccinations and parasite control help to avoid many problems that can undermine your pet’s health.