Ponemah Veterinary Hospital - Amherst, NH - Wellness

Ponemah Veterinary Hospital

199 Rte 101
Amherst, NH 03031

(603)673-5300

www.ponemahvet.com

Wellness


We truly believe that prevention is the best medicine and feel it's important to place such a strong emphasis on wellness care.
Routine wellness visits allow our veterinarians to identify any problems your pet may havePonemah Veterinary Hosital, Amherst, NH - Wellness Care early and to monitor for any changes.  We also value the opportunity to get to know you and your pet better and to answer any questions or discuss any concerns that you may have.

Wellness visits include:

◊ Complete physical examinations
◊ Customized vaccination plans
Parasite prevention
Nutritional counseling
Diagnostic testing as needed

Our goal is to become your trusted partner in all of your pet's healthcare needs and ensure that your pet enjoys a long, happy and healthy life!

Puppy/Kitten Wellness

During your pet's first visits with us, we will evaluate him or her for any problems and will develop a preventative healthcare plan.
Vaccination schedules, nutrition, supplements, parasite control, training, dental care, and breed related disease risk factors are discussed. We recommend that all kittens be tested for feline leukemia (FELV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). Please remember to bring a stool sample to each of your puppy/kitten wellness visits.

Senior Pet Wellness Care

Our senior wellness program begins when your pet reaches the age of 7.  Our senior recommendations include:

Senior lab work at least once per year
Nutritional adjustments at your pet's needs change
Screening for issues that start to become more prevalent
Checking for high blood pressure
Evaluating for arthritis pain management needs

Vaccinations

Risk factors and vaccination requirements vary with the lifestyle of a pet. We work with you to assess the risk and tailor each vaccination protocol to a pet's individual needs.
We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have about a particular vaccination.
We are also happy to perform vaccination titers at your request. Please note that all cats, dogs and ferrets are required by state law to be current for rabies vaccination.

Parasite Prevention

It is very important to control parasites for your pet. Parasites can affect your pet and some, such as roundworms and ticks, can also cause illness in people.
Different pets may need different means of control depending on lifestyle.

We strongly recommend:

Thorough flea and tick control for all dogs and outdoor cats
Heartworm preventative monthly for dogs and cats
Yearly (or more) fecal testing

Nutrition Counseling

We believe strongly in the importance of good nutrition for your pet. No one food is right for all animals so it is important to assess each pet's needs which may vary with life stage or disease.
Various dietary supplements can also be beneficial in certain cases.  Whether it's a prescription diet or something over the counter, please be sure to select a high quality diet from a reputable company. Not all pet foods are created equal, so please ask our doctor or nurses if you have any questions about which food is right for your pet.

Behavior Counseling

We can provide basic educational information and assistance about behavioral issues and training. For more involved concerns, we may recommend contacting a reputable behaviorist or trainer.

Small Mammal Care

We are happy to provide care for ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, and other rodents. We are also happy to provide referrals to exotic, bird, or reptile specialists when needed.