Preventative Care

Oceanside Animal Clinic is committed to keeping your pets healthy and preventing diseases whenever possible. We believe annual wellness exams are crucial to making this happen.

Courtesy health checks are performed with every vaccine appointment, but whether or not vaccines are due it is very important to bring your pet in on a regular basis. Whether you think your pet may have a problem, or if you just want a wellness check, we are here to help.

Important preventative care includes annual vaccinations, fecal examinations, deworming, flea prevention, blood screens, and nutrition counseling.

Diagnostic testing can be very helpful both when a pet is sick and when they are healthy to screen for a possible subclinical disease. We have in-house laboratory capabilities that allow us to run many diagnostic tests and have results back the same day.

We believe that annual exams are the simplest and best preventive step you can take to care for your pet. Because pets age approximately 7 times faster than we do, regular examinations are important to monitor your pet’s health. Wellness exams, as well as blood and urine tests, can establish a baseline for your pet and detect changes early.

Catching changes early, before they become serious, often means that they will be easier and less expensive to treat. If you have any questions about wellness exams or diagnostic testing, please bring this to the doctor’s attention during your appointment.

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