Preventative Care

Northland Animal Hospital specializes in preventative care. Vaccines, early disease detection, parasite prevention, and regular physical exams are critical in keeping your pet healthy and happy. Puppies and kittens, adults, and elderly pets all have different needs, and we enjoy getting to know them at every life stage. We recognize that routine vaccines are not one size fit all and believe in a custom care approach, suited to you and your pet’s lifestyle. We follow the guidelines established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and focus on safe vaccine protocols for your furry family, meaning pets only get the vaccines that their lifestyle dictates.

Vaccines are not the only part of a preventative care plan. Disease screening plays an important role in wellness care. Fecal checks evaluate for parasites you may not even know your pet has picked up from the environment. Blood screens look for early signs of illness, heartworm disease, and also check medication levels. Urine tests can indicate signs of infection, diabetes, changes in kidney function, or bladder stones. These screens allow your veterinarian to detect illness in its earliest and most treatable form.

Year-round preventatives are another important aspect of our treatment approach. When buying parasite preventatives through Northland, you are buying more than just a monthly chewable. Our products are guaranteed effective by the manufacturer when purchased through our hospital and used as recommended. That means if your pet is infected by one of the covered parasites, a portion or all of the required treatment may be covered. Our veterinarians are constantly attending continuing education, researching new products, and consulting with experts to be sure that the products we recommend are the best available. When you purchase your preventatives through our hospital, we can also offer incentives such as instant rebates when you buy certain quantities. These incentives often bring the cost down to below what is available through online pharmacies. Wellness and preventative care is the best path to ensuring a long and healthy life for your pet. While we are here for you when illness strikes, we love seeing our patients regularly for their routine checkups!