At Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic, we offer pet wellness exams to
the health of dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, and ferrets in the Port Townsend, WA area. We are dedicated to the well-being of our patients and provide comprehensive physical exams and detailed treatment plans to optimize their health. Wellness care and preventive medicine are an important factor in your pet’s long-term health, minimizing the lifetime cost of care and ensuring your pet’s well-being.
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Age-Related Wellness Programs
We cherish the opportunity to provide wellness care for pets throughout their lifetime. We offer customized wellness plans for pets depending on their age, breed, size, environment, and lifestyle.
Ensuring Pet Wellness
Our veterinarians recommend visiting our veterinary clinic at least once a year for a regular exam. Additionally, we recommend routine dental cleanings, vaccinations, lab screenings, and consistent parasite prevention.
Annual wellness exams provide the veterinarian an opportunity to assess your pet’s overall health, discuss any changes or concerns, and offer advice and information on advancements in veterinary care. Your pet’s wellness examination includes our commitment to:
- Examine your pet’s teeth, throat, and oral cavity
- Check your pet’s vision and examine the eyes
- Examine the ears for infection, ear mites, allergic reactions, and other related health issues
- Examine the respiratory system
- Assess your pet’s heart and evaluate cardiac function
- Test your pet’s reflexes
- Palpate lymph nodes and abdomen
- Inspect the skin
- Palpate joints and muscles for arthritis and other orthopedic conditions
- Test to evaluate the function of internal organs and other systems
- Assess changes in body weight, appetite, urination, and bowel habits
- Inquire about your pet’s activity level
- Palpate the skin for unusual growth developments
- Monitor your pet’s blood count
- Utilize laboratory testing to screen those at risk for Heartworm or tick-borne disease
- Assess general or specific changes in your pet’s health since the last wellness visit
- Discuss preventive techniques with you
- Examine fecal samples for signs of parasitic infestation
- Evaluate your pet for repetitive licking or biting in one area
- Assess your pet’s hair/fur and check for matting
- Demonstrate (to you) how to administer at-home medication
- Engage you in conversation and answer your questions and concerns
Welcoming home a puppy or kitten is extremely exciting, but can also be overwhelming as you introduce them to the world and meet their unique needs and requirements. Your new pet’s first visits with the veterinarian are perhaps the most important as you begin to build their immunity, offer them an opportunity to socialize, and establish their healthcare.
At Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic, we offer specially priced puppy and kitten packages aimed at making sure your new family member begins their journey on the right paw.
As our pets grow into adults and fall into a routine, it can often become difficult to notice small changes in their behavior or personality. Annual exams are becoming increasingly important as pets age to keep them in their best shape and detect any potential signs of illness, injury, or discomfort. Dogs are considered adults starting between 9 and 18 months of age, while cats are usually considered adults at 1 year old. Routine wellness exams with a veterinarian allow us to stay on top of your pet’s health and tailor a wellness plain for their lifestyle, including vaccinations, blood screenings, parasite prevention, nutritional and behavioral advice, and medical intervention, if necessary.
Senior pets require more frequent exams as older pets become more susceptible to illness and injury. At Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic, we know all the work that goes into keeping an animal healthy over the course of a lifetime, and we understand very well just how important your senior pet is to you. Your furry friend has reached these precious golden years because you’ve done your job as a pet parent, feeding them nourishing food, getting them plenty of exercise and socialization, and showering them with love.
We consider pets over the age of 7 to be senior-age, at which time we begin recommending examinations twice a year and additional early detection screenings. Our veterinarians tailor their recommendations regarding your pet’s nutrition, pain management, and additional treatment depending on your pet’s age, breed, lifestyle, physical condition, and medical history.
We offer and recommend annual blood screenings for all our patients. Routine laboratory screenings allow the veterinarian to detect potential diseases before they become serious. If caught early enough, many issues can be managed simply through dietary modifications or other environmental changes. Regular bloodwork includes a blood chemistry panel, a complete blood count (CBC), and heartworm test.
In addition to year-round parasite prevention, we recommend regular fecal checks and deworming to prevent parasitic disease and transmission of intestinal parasites.
Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic has invested in the latest diagnostic technology and advancements in veterinary medicine to provide the most thorough diagnostic and treatment options. Our veterinarians are knowledgeable and have expertise in diagnosing and treating complex internal medicine issues, including but not limited to diabetes, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, thyroid disease, acute or chronic metabolic disease, and acute or chronic gastrointestinal disease.
At Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic, we offer ophthalmological care for your pet, including treatment of glaucoma, corneal ulcers, and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (Dry Eye).
Our mission at Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic is to support animal and human wellness and honor the human-animal bond. We know how much your pet means to you, which is why we partner with our clients to ensure that pets receive all they need to live their longest and happiest life.
If you notice any subtle changes in your pet’s body weight, appetite, water intake, urination and bowel habits, or general attitude and activity level, reach out to us to schedule an appointment with your pet’s veterinarian. Evaluating any changes in your pet at home is extremely important to maintaining their overall health and wellness. Feel free to ask us any questions you have.