Compassionate Preventive Pet Care in Tampa
At Coastal Animal Clinic Tampa, we understand how challenging pet health issues can be. Not only can they be costly, but they impact the mental well-being of you and your pet. That's why our practice provides extensive preventive care for both dogs and cats. Whether they need a fecal check or vaccinations, we are ready to meet their needs.
We've served Tampa with pet vaccinations and other forms of preventive veterinary care for years. We enjoy creating genuine relationships with you and your pet that you can depend on. Contact us today to schedule your pet's appointment!
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Why Should I Trust You With My Pet?
Our veterinary office is founded on the principle of creating a bond between your pet and our staff. We care for your pet like family and take the time to understand their personality. During your visit, we'll treat your pet with gentleness and compassion to help them feel comfortable in our office.
Our practice's focus isn't just on your pet, but you as well. We are more than happy to break down what procedures entail and answer your questions. Our staff will keep you updated during your visit so that you're never in the dark about your pet's health.
Our Extensive Preventive Care Options
Over the years, we've improved and added to our preventive options to create a comprehensive suite of services. We pride ourselves on the accuracy and effectiveness of our preventive care, and we strive to minimize the chance of severe health complications for your pet. Our preventive care options include:
Like humans, dogs and cats require vaccinations to help guard them against harmful diseases. Your pet must receive regular vaccinations throughout their life to ensure that they're protected. Although vaccinations vary between dogs and cats, our practice provides Tampa pet vaccinations for both species.
A yearly wellness exam takes place once a year to determine whether your pet is healthy. This preventive practice is also essential for early disease detection. If we notice potential health complications, we'll alert you immediately and provide options for what actions we can take. Your pet's yearly wellness exam may encompass:
- Weighing them to ensure they're not under or overweight
- Examining their feet and nails for damage or fungus
- Checking their stance for lameness
- Examining their ears for infection
- Looking at their teeth for cavities or gum disease
- Feeling along their body for swelling
Heartworm infection is a severe disease caused by parasites that can result in lung complications, heart failure, and death. Our practice provides accurate heartworm checks for both dogs and cats. Although heartworm is more challenging to detect in cats, it's just as vital that they're examined for signs of it. Our practice will use an antigen test that detects the proteins released by heartworms into the bloodstream.
At Coastal Animal Clinic Tampa, we can run blood work for dogs and cats. Blood work can help identify the quantity of your pet's white and red blood cells and platelets. From there, we can analyze the condition of their cells, as irregularities could point to certain health issues. Through blood work, we can identify many important aspects of your pet's health, including:
- Endocrine Levels
- Digestive Enzymes
During a fecal check, our veterinarians will examine your pet's feces at the microscopic level. A fecal check helps us identify and combat intestinal infections that could compromise your dog or cat's health. We recommend that your pet be brought in for fecal checks once a year.
As your pet ages, their veterinary needs change, and preventive care becomes crucial. Our practice has extensive experience treating older dogs and cats. As such, our staff understands how to care for them gently while identifying potentially severe health complications that arise with age.
Preventive Pet Care FAQs
It's natural to have questions about your pet's preventive care. Our staff is happy to answer your questions and give you the information you need to make educated decisions about your pet's health.
Some frequently asked questions about our preventive pet care include:
How soon should my pet be vaccinated?
Cats and dogs begin receiving their first vaccinations between 6 and 8 weeks old. Typically, owners bring in their pets when they're young to help prevent health complications as they grow.
My pet's teeth show signs of decay. What should I do?
It's vital that you bring in your pet for us to assess their oral health. Severe tooth decay and gum disease can result in additional serious health issues like heart disease.
How frequently should my pet be vaccinated?
The answer depends on your pet's age, medical history, and health condition. Some pets require vaccinations more frequently than others. Your best option is to consult with our experienced veterinary team.
Your Place for Preventive Care and Pet Vaccinations in Tampa
Regardless of your pet's age, preventive care plays a crucial role in their well-being. At Coastal Animal Clinic Tampa, we offer skilled preventive care for your pet while treating you both with the respect and compassion you deserve. Call us today to schedule your visit!
CALL US: (813) 644-3961 REQUEST APPOINTMENT