Pet Wellness
in Keller, TX

Keeping Your Pet Happy

Starts With Their Wellness

Staying well throughout their life is the key to your pet’s happiness and longevity. At VO Vets, pet wellness care provides the basis for all your pet’s routine exams, vaccinations, blood and fecal screens, and parasite preventatives. We recommend seeing pets at least once a year at our Keller, TX animal hospital for a full checkup so we can look for any underlying health problems, maintain their protection against disease, and offer advice to improve virtually any aspect of their care, including nutrition.

Why Annual Exams are Important

Annual pet exams make it possible for our team to detect subtle health changes in your pet. Detecting these changes early means we can treat them more effectively and prevent potentially irreversible damage that could occur with more advanced illness.

In addition to recommending annual wellness exams for healthy adult dogs and cats, VO Vets also recommends routine exams for senior pets in Keller, TX. Often, we prefer to see seniors every 6 months, as they are more prone to getting sick or injured, and may be living with chronic disease that needs to be monitored regularly.

Our goal is to provide comprehensive, customized wellness care that best suits your pet.

During your pet’s wellness exam, your veterinarian will check your pet from nose to tail, assessing the condition of their:

  • Eyes and ears
  • Teeth and gums
  • Skin and coat
  • Heart, lungs, temperature, and other vitals
  • Limbs and joints
  • Weight/body condition
  • Abdominal organs

It’s important for us to check these and any other areas of concern, as our doctors are trained to spot abnormalities and subtle changes that pet owners themselves may not recognize. Furthermore, physical exams by a veterinarian can, on average, yield the discovery of three new health concerns!

In addition to the exam, our team can also provide some basic hygienic grooming services to your pet during their wellness appointment if needed. These services include nail trims, anal gland expressions, and ear cleanings. Some pets are prone to issues related to these areas of the body, so we’re happy to help by keeping these areas clean and healthy.

In addition to the physical exam, we recommend blood work, fecal exams, and urinalysis to look for potential problems that might be brewing below the surface. An exam on its own is not always enough to provide us with the information we need to give your pet a clean bill of health or make an accurate diagnosis.

VO Vets uses high-end diagnostics and protocols for managing chronic diseases in Keller, TX pets. Like people, dogs and cats can experience a variety of internal health problems, such as:

  • Heart failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Liver disease
  • Endocrine disorders

Client education is just as important to us as providing quality pet care. You can always reach out to us if you have questions or concerns—that’s why we’re here! We love educating pet parents in various aspects of their pets’ care, from nutrition to training. We will also be happy to walk you through your pet’s exam so you understand why exams are important, and what they can accomplish.

Puppy & Kitten Wellness Care Recommendations

Puppies and kittens can grow into happy, healthy adults if they have a good start. Here is what we recommend for your new four-legged family member:

First Visit (about 8 weeks old)

  • 1st DAPP vaccine
  • Bordetella vaccine
  • Fecal exam
  • Panacur (dewormer)
  • 1st dose of flea/tick/heartworm prevention

Second Visit (about 12 weeks old)

  • 2nd DAPP vaccine
  • 1st Leptospirosis vaccine
  • 1st Canine Influenza (CIV) vaccine
  • Fecal exam
  • Panacur (dewormer)
  • Another dose of parasite prevention

Third Visit (about 16 weeks old)

  • 3rd DAPP vaccine
  • 2nd Leptospirosis vaccine
  • 2nd CIV
  • Rabies vaccine
  • +/- Fecal exam and Panacur (dewormer)
  • Another dose of parasite prevention
  • Microchip

First Visit (about 8 weeks old) 

  • 1st FVRCP vaccine
  • Fecal exam
  • Pyrantel (dewormer)
  • First dose of Revolution Plus flea and tick prevention

Second Visit (about 12 weeks old)

  • 2nd FVRCP vaccine
  • 1st FeLV vaccine
  • Fecal
  • Pyrantel (dewormer)
  • Feline triple snap test
  • Next dose of Revolution Plus

Third Visit (about 16 weeks old)

  • 3rd FVRCP vaccine
  • 2nd FeLV vaccine
  • +/- Fecal exam and Pyrantel (dewormer)
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Next dose of Revolution Plus
  • Microchip
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