An Ounce of Prevention: Preventative Care Plans for Pets

iStock_000030858202_LargePreventative care plans for pets have become an important part of taking a more holistic approach to the health and well-being of our companion animals. Many of us have heard from our own medical care team that preventative care is key to the prevention and early detection of certain diseases, as well as overall wellness. Just like us, the same is true of our pets.

Springbrook Animal Care Center’s Preventative Care Plans for pets offer affordable options for many pet owners. Each plan covers all scheduled office visits, vaccinations, and routine screenings – along with perks like discounted services and products. Preventative care also encompasses those sometimes-overlooked health issues, such as behavioral wellness, dental health, senior pet care, and nutrition, too.

As many pet owners look for ways to budget and plan for our pet’s health needs, preventative care plans have become an increasingly popular and economical solution. And, unlike insurance, your care plan payment goes directly toward the services you receive. Continue…

Tis the Season: Fleas, Ticks, and Heartworm

iStock_000041719618_SmallEven if your pet isn’t one for the great outdoors, the threat of fleas, ticks, and heartworm is still a clear and present danger to your pet’s well-being. Fleas can live just as easily inside, as out. Ticks can come into your home (and on to your pet) by hitching a ride on your pants or shoes. And heartworm-carrying mosquitoes know no bounds when it comes to their invasion.

Because of this, parasite prevention for pets is a must this time of year. Ideally, prevention should be a year-round commitment for it to be as effective as possible (especially in the case of heartworm); but none the less, prevention during the summer months is crucial if your pet is to be protected against the illnesses fleas, ticks and mosquitoes bring. Continue…