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At Friendship Pet Hospital, our veterinarian in Fountain Hills, Dr. Lynne Hoban works alongside Dr. Elizabeth Dunphy, urging all pet owners to seek preventative care for their pets. Rather than waiting for your furry friends to show signs and symptoms of illness, our veterinarians recommend annual wellness checks and preventative health care to preserve pets' health and ensure early detection of any present medical conditions. Not only does preventative care protect your pet from enduring pain and discomfort, early prevention, treatment, and detection of illness can also save pet owners from the high cost and heartache of treating fully developed medical conditions.
Your pets are in good hands with our veterinarian in Fountain Hills. Our Friendship Pet Hospital veterinarians provide cats and dogs with comprehensive preventative wellness care, ensuring the wellbeing of all our four-legged patients. Our preventative care services include routine wellness screenings, dental examinations, nail trims, parasite prevention, vaccinations, and more. We recommend pets have their first wellness check as puppies and kittens and annually thereafter.
During a routine wellness exam, our Scottsdale veterinarian examines pets, looking for potential signs of illness such as lumps and bumps. Although most lumps and bumps found on pets are benign fatty tumors, which are easily diagnosed and require no further treatment, some tumors can be malignant signs of serious illness, like cancer. When a lump is found on a cat or dog, our veterinarians use fine needle aspiration in our animal hospital to determine whether a sample of the tumor should be sent to a lab for a biopsy and diagnosis. Malignant tumors should be removed as soon as possible, as surgical intervention can be curative, preventing further development of the illness and the spread of cancerous cells.
One of the easiest ways to keep dogs and cats healthy is by preventing disease and parasites with routine vaccinations. Vaccinations protect dogs from dangerous illnesses like rabies, parvovirus, and distemper, and vaccinations prevent illnesses like feline leukemia, feline immunodeficiency virus, and rabies in cats. Preventative medications are also available to protect your pets from harmful parasites including fleas, ticks, and heartworm. Our veterinarians will discuss vaccination and parasite protection schedules with you during your pet's first routine wellness exam.
Veterinarians at our animal hospital provide convenient wellness care to pets living in Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, Rio Verde, and surrounding areas. To ensure your pet enjoys the healthiest, happiest life possible, we recommend preventative care at Friendship Pet Hospital. Our veterinarians will screen pets for early detection of medical conditions and work with you to establish a routine wellness care schedule for your furry family members. Call our office today at 480-889-0881 to schedule a preventative care appointment with one of our veterinarians.