Preventive care services are performed for the prevention of disease or sickness and help to ensure your pets are staying healthy. These services include vaccinations, parasite control, wellness exams, and even weight management help. Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about our services in preventive care.
Older pets have different needs. Just like humans, as pets enter their “golden years” they become more likely to face a variety of age-related conditions and/or diseases. Some common examples include arthritis, diabetes, dental problems, heart disease, cancer, organ failure, reduced vision and hearing loss.... Read more
Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and disease to pets through a bite. Many pets also suffer from severe allergic reaction to the bites of fleas and ticks. It is imperative that owners prevent these parasites by using one of the many commercially available products that protect pets from fleas and ticks.... Read more
Few things in life are as heartbreaking as when a pet goes missing and never gets found, leaving their owners always wondering what happened. You can save yourself from this unfortunate situation by having a tracking microchip implanted in your pet.
Millions of pets become lost every year, unfortunately only a few get reunited with their owners.... Read more
Dogs and cats are likely to become infected with parasites at some point in their lives. If left undetected and untreated, they will affect a pet’s well-being – from simply being irritating to causing a variety of life-threatening conditions. Some parasites can even infect and transmit disease to humans, with children being an especially vulnerable target! Parasites don’t discriminate; both indoor and outdoor pets are at risk.... Read more
Our hospital offers and encourages preventive medicine services through early disease detection and wellness programs for adult and senior dogs.
Because pets are living longer, they may experience increased problems with chronic illnesses and cancer. The earlier a problem is diagnosed and a treatment plan started, the better the outcome.... Read more
Just as with humans, regular vaccinations are a very important part of your pet’s health care routine. Vaccines help prepare the body’s immune system to fight foreign organisms, protecting against multiple life-threatening diseases and providing your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life.
Here at Vet Specs we classify vaccines into three categories: core, non-core and not recommended.... Read more
Wellness exams are a vital component to keeping your pet in tiptop shape from head to toe. Veterinary Specialists of CT recommends annual checkups for pets up to age 7, and semi-annual visits after that.
What will be done during my pet’s wellness exam?
At this visit, we will record your pet’s weight, look at their coat to make sure it is shiny and smooth and not dry or coarse, and check the skin for signs of dryness, greasiness, or “hot spots” (localized areas of inflammation or infection).... Read more
Wellness tests are important to assist the veterinarians in creating an overall portfolio of your pet's health.
By including blood tests in your pet’s routine exams, it is possible to create a wellness “baseline” against which future testing can be compared. This can help to make any potential abnormalities or concerns be more easily detected.... Read more