Pet Wellness Care Ultimately Means Better Pet Health

Pet Wellness Care From Paumanok Veterinary Hospital

Each and every pet deserves the best quality veterinary care available. At Paumanok Veterinary Hospital, keeping your family pets healthy is our goal. A thorough history, including up-to-date blood test results, gives us a baseline against which we can measure changes in your petís health.

Early detection and treatment are very important to making sure your pet gets well. We employ many diagnostic tests to discover problems early.

Paumanok Veterinary Hospitalís Comprehensive Approach to Pet Care

During your petís regular examinations, Paumanok Veterinary Hospitalís veterinarians and staff will advise you about what to look for and early symptoms of health problems you might otherwise miss. Weíll listen carefully to your questions and observations. An educated and involved pet owner is our best ally. The more knowledge you have, the better decisions about treatment and care options you can make.

During each twice-yearly exam, in addition to a complete nose-to-tail, hands-on check, we will take the time to examine and discuss:

  • Weight, diet, and nutrition
  • Vaccines
  • Heart, skin, ears, lungs, and eyes
  • Behavior issues or changes
  • Teeth and your petís mouth
  • Mobility issues—arthritis and neuropathies (nervous system problems)
  • Gastrointestinal problems

An annual fecal exam is done to check for intestinal parasites. In addition, we test yearly for heartworm disease, blood parasites, and feline infections. After obtaining the results of these tests, we will prescribe appropriate preventive medications.

The Body Condition Score (BCS) is a nine-point scale describing your petís weight and conformation. It will help you understand where your pet is on a relative weight scale. Regular exercise is crucial for your pet and can be fun for both of you. As well as helping to control weight and keeping your pet fit, vigorous playtime outside along with regular walks can lead to fewer health problems.

“I was thinking of all the kind and hard-working people in our lives. Unfortunately, we donít always take the time to thank them. Well, today we are going to do just that. We have been clients (and our two late dogs, our new pup, and many guinea pigs as patients) of Paumanok since they opened 18 years ago. But I have known them for 22 years. I have studied medicine and knew what kind of vets I wanted to treat our pets. The doctors and staff of PAH are kind, caring, understanding, and fit the bill. The many people we have referred feel the same way. We salute and thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”

The materials offered on this website are intended for educational purposes only. Paumanok Veterinary Hospital, P.C. does not provide veterinary medical services or guidance via the internet. Please consult your veterinarian in matters regarding the care of your animals.