Just like people, the medical needs of our furry family members change over time. Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital has wellness programs available for your pet, regardless of their current age.
Puppies and kittens must be vaccinated, and this is one of the cornerstones of the young wellness program a Faithful Friends. Heartworm and flea prevention are also discussed and prescribed for young animals at our hospital. Oral health will also be discussed with owners of young pets to keep their teeth and gums healthy as they continue to grow. Finally, Dr. Heath recommends spaying or neutering for all pets that will not be used for breeding purposes. Sterilization not only prevents unwanted litters, but can also prevent certain types of reproductive cancers as pets begin to age.
Adult pet wellness visits at Faithful Friends include updating vaccinations as necessary, as well as continued dental care. Blood work is recommended for healthy adult pets to establish a clinical baseline for organ function, and blood counts, and to potentially uncover early onset of disease.
Uncovering illness while they are in early stages can usually be treated much more effectively than discovering them after they have had time to develop. For this reason, Dr. Ivy Heath recommends all senior pets have health screens for early disease detection. The age a pet is considered “senior” can vary from dogs and cats and from breed to breed. Typically larger breeds of dogs and cats begin to have health issues earlier than smaller animals, and should begin screening earlier than smaller pets.
Dr. Ivy Heath and her staff will be there for you and your pet from the time they are young, as well as through their later years. Please call one of our caring professionals at Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital at 252-524-3384 to schedule a wellness screening for your pet.
Other Services We Offer
Pets receiving regular care for their teeth by a veterinarian and at home can increase their life expectancy by as much as 25%.
Scratching that causes wounds or hair loss may be a result of an allergic condition. Let our caring staff diagnose & provide relief for your pet.
One of the most important diagnostic is an x-ray system. We are pleased to offer the latest in radiography with our digital x-ray unit.
We will determine whether your pet is heartworm positive or negative. Treatment options or monthly preventative medicines are available.
Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital has a goal to keep suffering and pain to an absolute minimum while maintaining your pet’s quality of life.
Similar to “allergy shots” administered to people, these injections help your pet develop a tolerance against whatever has been causing the allergic reactions.
Our diagnostic capabilities, as well as experience and compassion, make our hospital an excellent choice for the life of your animal companion.
Here at Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital, we have a surgical and monitoring facility that includes state-of-the-art equipment and analyzers.
Dr. Heath understands the benefits of this drug and pain-free instrument, and is pleased to offer laser therapy at Faithful Friends Animal Hospital.
We recommend a permanent form of identification known as a microchip to increase the odds of being reunited with a lost pet.
Proper nutrition is one of the cornerstones of your pet’s health. One size does not fit all when it comes to a proper diet for your furry family member!
If your pet is facing a painful condition or surgery, contact us today and let us keep your pet as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital has a complete pharmacy at our facility for the health of your pet, as well as your convenience.
We offer rehabilitation services for pets that have experienced trauma, major surgery, or disease that may have caused pain or limited movement.