Do you want to know the secret to helping your pet enjoy a long, happy and healthy life?
As loving pet parents, we want our animal companions by our side for as many years as possible. At Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital, we believe the best way to ensure this happens is by making a commitment to their ongoing wellness. By bringing your pet in for regular checkups, you’ll help protect him or her from many of the common ailments that can affect companion animals. You’ll also give us the opportunity to identify and address potential health problems early, before they have chance to develop and worsen. These simple things can add years to your best friend’s life.
An Ounce of Prevention
Our wellness services are comprehensive and extremely thorough, because we want to do everything in our power to keep your loved one healthy. At each visit, the doctor will examine your pet from nose to tail, looking for anything out of the ordinary. We will also develop and implement a customized preventative care plan tailored to your pet’s unique needs, lifestyle and risk factors. This will include vaccines, parasite control, nutrition and weight management and anything else we deem relevant to your companion.
Ongoing Health Management
Wellness visits also provide us with regular snapshots of your pet’s health status at each appointment. We can then compare this information against previous exams to identify any changes. This allows us to detect the signs of illness early and develop an effective treatment plan in a timely manner. With many ailments, an early diagnosis can vastly improve the outcome for your pet. The more we stay on top of these things, the better chance we’ll have of extending and improving the quality of your companion’s life.
Getting to Know You
Finally, annual visits give all of us at Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital the chance to truly get to know you and your pet. Developing a relationship with you and forging a bond with your animal friend is an integral part of the care we provide. This allows us to partner with you in managing your loved one’s health, and also makes visiting the vet a more positive experience. The more we understand your companion’s needs, the more precisely and effectively we can develop a health care plan.
You want to see that special little critter enjoy many wonderful years. At Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital, we’d love to help you achieve that goal. Call us today and let’s get started!
Our research and our desire to continually improve upon our patient care allowed us to evaluate the effectiveness of several veterinary vaccines. We learned that not all vaccines are created equal.
The vaccination products that are used at Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital are:
- Puriﬁed to limit extraneous proteins and cellular debris that are not needed in the vaccine. This helps minimize potential side effects.
- Have less volume which helps limit pain from the injection site of the vaccine and allows for less vaccine volume injected over the pet’s lifetime.
- Some of the vaccines are combined into one injection limiting injection site sarcomas in cats.
We are very proud to offer these highly effective, safe, and pain limiting vaccines. Give us a call to further discuss our vaccines and protocol coverage for your pets.
Puppies & Kittens
We vaccinate for serious disease without over vaccinating and also test for and treat common parasites such as giardia, coccidia, roundworms and hookworms which can retard growth and cause serious disease in your puppy or kitten, as well as infect humans. We’ll get you off to a good start on proper nutrition, which is key to a long, healthy life. This may include supplements with vitamins and minerals. Our staff is happy to discuss behavioral issues, training techniques and answer questions common to the new pet owner, including proper dental care, grooming issues and when to sterilize the pet. Your pet may have genetic or hereditary traits specific to their breed and the doctors at Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital have the expertise to look for evidence of problems.
Dogs & Cats
The doctors at Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital believe in a comprehensive physical examination, during which time we update vaccines as needed. Screening for parasites common to our area are also performed. For instance, whipworms (trichuris vulpis) are very common in northeastern Ohio and can cause several diseases such as scaly skin, itchy paws and intermittent loose stool or vomiting. Additional health screening for internal signs of stones or disease may be recommended on an individual basis, as well as discussing benefits of dietary supplements for older pets to correct for changes as they age.
Our doctors are all trained in performing post-purchase examinations, well visits, and treatment of ailing hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs and other small mammals. We guide you in proper diet and husbandry, cage size and bedding type.
A healthy rabbit requires proper nutrition and proper care for teeth. We also perform sterilization surgery, which is especially important in females (does) to prevent early death from ovarian/cervical cancer.