Wellness Care

Helping your pets live longer, healthier lives

It is essential that you take a proactive approach to care for your pet’s overall wellness. Wellness encompasses everything from diet & nutrition to scheduling annual physical exams. Committing to your pet’s wellness can help them live longer, healthier lives and reduce their risk of disease or infection. Regular visits to the vet can help ensure that your pet is living their healthiest life and it can help your veterinarian detect any potential issues before they become serious. Being proactive with your pet’s wellness can help extend their life and save you from potentially expensive medical bills in the future. Read below to learn more about the benefits of being proactive with your pet’s health.

Your pet should see their veterinarian about once every year for an annual physical. Older pets should visit twice per year to help prevent any major health developments and guarantee early treatment. A wellness exam will typically involve a physical exam of their ears, nose, eyes, skin, coat, teeth, and gums. Your veterinarian will also listen to your pet’s heart and lungs to assess their function. Weight is recorded and their nutrition is evaluated.

Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition and exercise are essential for your pet to live a long and happy life. We offer nutritional guidance and counseling to help get your pet to an appropriate weight for their breed, age, and lifestyle. Diet needs to be based on the specific needs of your pet and their medical history, so be sure to ask about your pet’s nutritional needs during their annual wellness exam. We also offer some prescription diets including Hill’s Science Diet, Purina, and Royal Canin. Our doctors will discuss any of your pet’s dietary restrictions or needs with you.


We currently use the brand Save This Life for microchipping pets. This is a routine procedure that does not require anesthesia. A chip is simply implanted under the skin via a needle during a routine visit to the vet. If your pet is ever to get lost, a shelter or clinic can easily scan the chip and find the contact information.

Vaccinations and Flea & Tick Prevention

The best way to treat a veterinary emergency is to prevent it from happening in the first place. We offer vaccinations as well as flea & tick prevention to help protect your pet from diseases spread from their environment and from other animals. We currently provide pets with the following region-specific disease preventions:


  • Intestinal Parasites
  • Heartworm
  • Leptospirosis
  • Distemper/Parvo
  • Bordetella
  • Lyme
  • Influenza
  • Rabies

Flea & Tick Prevention

  • Trifexis
  • Heartgard Plus
  • NexGard

Ask Dr. Zalud about specific vaccinations and prevention treatment that may be recommended for your pet based on their breed, age, or lifestyle.