Happy and healthy dog.

Preventing illness is an important priority, no matter a pet’s age, lifestyle, and medical history. We can help you stay in front of common pet illnesses so you can enjoy every step along the way. 

The Obvious Ones

Parasite prevention is a huge concern all year long, in large part because they just don’t quit. Add to that the fact that many pet owners stop giving monthly doses throughout the winter months, and you have a recipe for disaster. Fleas, ticks, and heartworm-carrying mosquitoes only die off in below freezing temperatures. As a result, our climate lends itself to continuous infections of Lyme disease, flea allergy dermatitis (and secondary skin infection), and heartworm disease.

The best tactic is year-round parasite prevention, and we are glad to help you find the right product that covers all of your pet’s bases. 

What’s Up With Weight?

It is critical for a pet to maintain a healthy weight, but the reasons go far beyond comfort and appearance. Excessive weight, or obesity, can contribute to diabetes, osteoarthritis, kidney disease, and even some forms of cancer. 

At every pet wellness exam we take a pet’s weight to note any changes. Addressing their nutritional needs and exercise requirements can go a long way toward maintaining a healthy weight and preventing the associated conditions

Anxiety and Behavior Issues

The way a pet acts can make or break their living situation. They simply need to be taught the correct way to behave in certain situations. That said, even thoroughly trained and socialized animals can become stressed or anxious about their environment, or have specific triggers, like thunder, that sets off a torrent of behavior issues.

Don’t let anxiety or stress stand in the way of fully understanding and bonding with your pet. We can address their behavioral needs and design a routine that helps them build confidence and trust. 

Common Pet Ailments

We suggest yearly wellness exams for young and adult pets, and senior exams every 6 months. This helps us maintain a healthy baseline and stay in front of developing problems before they get out of hand. With our examination, in-house diagnostics, and follow up care, we can diagnose and treat the following common pet illnesses:

  • Dental disease
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Respiratory infections
  • Allergies
  • Ear infections
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Cognitive dysfunction

If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s behavior or appearance, please give us a call at (404) 907-1404. Since animals mask any obvious signs of illness or injury, many common pet illnesses escape the notice of dedicated pet owners. Trusted Friend Animal Clinic can help you zero-in on the root origin of symptoms, and get your pet on the path of vitality and longevity.