When considering a veterinarian’s roles, you may envision routine checkups, vaccinations, and treatments for common ailments. However, a veterinarian’s work extends beyond these in-clinic, routine tasks. From providing behavioral advice to playing a crucial role in animal husbandry, our veterinarians offer myriad unexpected services that directly benefit your pet companion. Our Wales Animal Clinic team explains the unexpected ways our veterinarians contribute to your pet’s well-being.

#1: Addressing pet behavior issues

Pet owners are commonly concerned if their pets exhibit problem behaviors. Negative behaviors, when unaddressed, can significantly impact the quality of life for both pets and their owners. Whether the behavior is excessive barking, aggression, litter box avoidance, or separation anxiety, these issues can strain the bond between pets and their families. Our Wales Animal Clinic team is well-equipped to address behavioral concerns through counseling, positive reinforcement techniques, and training and socialization guidance. We provide strategies to manage or curtail problem behaviors and sometimes prescribe medications when necessary to help alleviate anxiety or aggression.

#2: Pet nutrition guidance

Nutrition is the foundation of good health. Diet plays a vital role in maintaining your pet’s overall health and vitality. However, choosing the proper diet can be overwhelming with the myriad pet foods available. Our veterinarians are invaluable resources for nutritional guidance, offering personalized recommendations based on your pet’s age, breed, weight, and health conditions. We can help you navigate pet nutrition’s complexities, ensuring that your furry companion receives a balanced diet to support their health and longevity.

#3: Preventive veterinary medicine

Like your annual medical checkup, preventive medicine for your pet is paramount to early disease detection and prevention. While vaccinations are a cornerstone of preventive medicine, our Wales Animal Clinic team offers many services to protect your pet from contracting infectious diseases. From flea and tick prevention to heartworm testing and dental care, we employ proactive measures to keep your furry pal healthy and disease-free. 

#4: Pain management for pets

Pets can experience pain relating to injury, surgery, or chronic conditions such as arthritis. Recognizing and managing pain is essential for ensuring your pet’s comfort and quality of life. Our veterinarians are skilled in assessing and alleviating pet pain through medications, physical therapy, and other supportive measures. We can help improve your pet’s mobility, and mental and physical well-being by effectively managing pain.

#5: Professional pet grooming and at-home care

Grooming is often an understated pet health component. Although making your pet look gorgeous, grooming also promotes good health. Grooming encompasses skin and coat hygiene, nail trims, ear cleaning and dental care such as toothbrushing. Our team knows that at-home grooming is important, so we are always happy to provide toothbrushing, nail trim, and ear cleaning recommendations and demonstrations for your four-legged friend’s optimal health.

#6: Best practices for pet husbandry

Choosing to breed your pet can be a tough decision. You need to consider many details before you breed your pet. You will need expert advice to ensure your pet remains healthy throughout the process. Mama dogs or cats require extra nutrition and veterinary care to maintain their health during pregnancy, and male dogs also need to be in good health to ensure successful breeding. Our team can recommend best husbandry practices to guide you every step of the way. 

#7: Exotic pet support and care

Many pet owners love exotic and pocket pets, such as gerbils, hamsters, snakes, and birds. Exotic pets, however, have unique nutrition, enrichment, and veterinary care needs. Without proper care, your exotic pet can become severely ill, which can threaten their longevity. Our team offers exotic pet care services to keep your one-of-a-kind pet in excellent health. 

While our veterinarians’ primary role is to provide medical care for all pets who come to our clinic, our capabilities extend far beyond diagnosing and treating physical illnesses. From addressing behavioral issues to recommending nutritious diets and providing other services, we play a multifaceted role in supporting your pet’s health, happiness, and well-being. Learn more about how Wales Animal Clinic can enhance your pet’s life by scheduling an appointment with our team.