Prevention: The Best Medicine

They say the best way to treat an illness is to prevent it. That’s part of our philosophy here at Dr. Michael Tuder & Associates, and we believe that preventive care is essential to every pet’s ongoing health. That’s why our pet wellness care services are designed to maintain our patients’ well-being with the goal of preventing illness. These include comprehensive wellness exams, vaccinations, parasite control, and counseling. With a complete preventive care plan, you can lengthen your pet’s lifespan, helping them be a happier, healthier companion.

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If it’s time for your pet’s bi-annual wellness exam, or if you just have questions about our pet wellness care services, our locations in Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City Downtown and Jersey City Heights are more than happy to assist you. We look forward to making and keeping your pet healthy!

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About Your Pet’s Wellness Exam

While many veterinarians recommend annual wellness exams for pets, we strongly believe in bi-annual visits to help them stay healthy. Pets age about seven times faster than people, so the more often we can see them, the more likely we’ll be to catch, treat, and prevent illnesses. Each wellness visit includes a nose-to-tail examination of your pet. We’ll look for a variety of different characteristics, including weight gain/loss, lumps, and tartar buildup—all of which can be signs of disease. If necessary, we can recommend blood work, X-rays, or other diagnostic services. We can also discuss and prescribe treatment during the same visit, if a diagnosis can be made after the physical exam.

Other important aspects of pet wellness include:

Vaccinating your pet is another important component of keeping your pet healthy. Vaccines help strengthen the immune system so that if your pet is ever exposed to the illness for which they were vaccinated, the body will be prepared to fight it off.

There are many parasitic diseases that can affect your pet, such as Lyme Disease (tick-borne), Heartworm (mosquito-borne), and a type of Allergic Dermatitis caused by fleas, so it’s important to keep your pet protected year-round. We offer a variety of parasite preventives that can help.

Please feel free to let us know of any questions or concerns you have regarding your pet’s health, whether it’s related to weight, behavior, or something else. We place a strong emphasis on client education, so we’re always happy to help.

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