Prescriptions and Preventive Care
Because pets cannot communicate their needs to us, it is important that they receive routine check-ups and preventive care on a regular basis.
The aging process occurs far more rapidly in animals than in humans. A single year in your life equates to about seven for your adult pet. Because life goes by much more quickly for your canine or feline companion, annual examinations are crucial to preservation of life and the prevention of disease. Unlike humans, your pet will go to great lengths to hide suffering from you. Consequently, you may only discover a health issue when your pet displays symptoms or when you visit your veterinarian for routine health care. Once your pet shows the signs of poor health, it is likely that disease has become advanced. Annual wellness visits promote optimal health for your pet and less stress for you.
Preventive animal care in Costa Mesa
At All Creatures Care Cottage Veterinary Hospital, pets are treated with a health program tailored to their needs. Preventive medications may be recommended for conditions such as heartworm and fleas. Vaccinations are also vital to longevity and disease prevention.
Your experienced veterinarian will check for heartworm during routine examinations. This condition, when caught early, can be successfully treated. Additional assessment may focus on intestinal parasites, which can be spread from pets to humans.
Preventive animal care evaluates health from nose to tail, including the teeth and gums. While animals do not seem to get cavities as humans do, they are highly susceptible to gum disease. This infection can cause undue pain for your pet, making it difficult for him or her to play with toys or chew food. Additionally, the bacteria present in gum disease have also been identified as factors in poor heart, kidney, and liver health in animals. Managing your pet’s health becomes much more affordable when routine dental care is a part of your annual visits with your vet.
Pets are included into our families because they give us protection, unwavering friendship, and, entertainment. In return for their love, we can give them the best life possible.
Schedule your visit at All Creatures Care Cottage Veterinary Hospital today to keep your pet feeling great. Call (949) 430-7576.
Preventive Animal Care explained by Dr. Rand Spongberg
Why preventative animal care important?
We are firm believers of preventative care of All Creature’s Care Cottage.
We think prevention is always the best medicine.
What methods do you use for preventive care?
Prevention can be anything from vaccines to parasite testing to any and all blood work.
Why are vaccines and blood tests important?
If we can protect the pets with vaccines from ever getting a disease, or if we can detect something earlies such as parasites, kidney disease, liver disease by doing a blood test we think the outcome for the pet is going to be much better.
You don’t want to wait till the pet gets sick to treat the disease.
Dr. Rand Spongberg, BSc, BVMS
Dr. Spongberg prioritizes his relationships with the owners of the pets that are brought to him for help as maintaining a bond of trust and respect allows for him to better diagnose, treat and help the animals that come to him. Quality of work has always been a part of his repertoire and giving animals the best possible care whilst under his control is something Dr. Spongberg is happy to be responsible for.
In addition to being a service oriented person with a genuine compassion for animals, Dr. Spongberg maintains active memberships at the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and is the proud new owner of All Creatures Care Cottage Veterinary Hospital.