Helping your pet enjoy as many happy, healthy years as possible is always our goal at Heartland Niagara Animal Hospital. We know that the best way to achieve this goal is by making a commitment to ongoing wellness care. When we are able to care for your animal friend, not just when he or she is sick or has become injured, but on a consistent basis, we’ll have a much better chance at extending and improving the quality of his or her life.

Why wellness care?

Have you’ve ever fallen into the trap of thinking there’s no need to bring your pet in every 6 months or year if he or she is perfectly healthy? Perhaps you thought, why not wait until medical care is absolutely necessary. Maybe you reasoned that you’d save some money that way. In the long run, however, if you don’t invest in wellness care, chances are very good that you’ll end up spending more. That’s because even when animals appear to be healthy on the outside, there may be medical issues happening under the surface that, if they continue to go undetected, could end up turning into a much more serious and costly problem.

Wellness care helps to prevent this from happening by allowing us to closely monitor your companion’s health on a regular basis. Through semi-annual or annual physical exams and routine diagnostic testing, our experienced doctors can pinpoint the signs of a potential health concern and address it immediately, before it has a chance to progress. Not only can this add years to your pet’s life, but it will also provide for a much more affordable way to manage your pet’s ongoing health.

One reason for this is that wellness visits allow us to take certain important preventative measures to help protect your pet from many of the dangers that they will encounter during their lifetime. Prevention is always less expensive than treatment after the fact. We’ll develop a customized vaccination plan to prevent illness and provide advice on parasite control. We’ll also discuss such important topics as diet and exercise, behavioral counseling, lifestyle and anything else that we deem to be important in keeping your loved one happy and healthy.

The wellness care at Heartland Niagara Animal Hospital, like all of our other services, is completely customized to suit your pet’s unique needs. It’s also designed to evolve as your pet’s health care needs change. From the initial visit during your pet’s first few weeks of life into adulthood and on through the senior years, our wellness services are designed to deliver the most precise and effective care with each and every visit, improving the chances of a long, happy and healthy life.

Most importantly, regular wellness visits provide us with the opportunity to get to know you and to form that all important bond with your pet that is so critical in veterinary care. When you feel comfortable with us, and your companion is able to develop a sense of trust with our team, the level of care we are able to deliver is nothing short of exceptional. We encourage you to use wellness visits to ask questions and bring up any concerns that you have about your pet so that we may discuss them. That way we can both feel confident that your pet is receiving the best possible care.

At Heartland Niagara Animal Hospital, our wellness care is second to none. Comprehensive wellness plans are available to pets of all stages of life. Let’s work together to help your loved one enjoy a lifetime of good health!