At Omaha Animal Hospital, Dr. Berglund and our medical staff recommend regular pet wellness examinations for the same reason that your personal physician or dentist recommends them- if a health problem or issue can be detected in its early stages, there is a far greater likelihood that it can be resolved and treated with less difficulty, less expense and greater success.
Our commitment to you and your pet's health begins with an annual examination which includes:
The first year of care for your new puppy or kitten is the most important. Like human infants, puppies and kittens require special attention in order for them to grow and develop well.
Your puppy and kitten's first year of care will include:
Pets age faster than people and are considered to be seniors around age 7. Prevention is the key to keeping older pets healthy. Symptoms of disease or a chronic condition many not be readily apparent. In some cases, conditions that look like the usual signs of old age could be signs of a more serious problem, such as arthritis, periodontal disease, kidney failure or cancer. We recommend all senior pets undergo at least one physical examination each year, though more frequent examinations are encouraged. During an examination, we also perform tests that can detect the signs of heart disease, infection, diabetes and other health problems.
Vaccinations are the number one way you can protect your beloved pet from serious infectious diseases and bacteria. Health threats vary from region to region and your veterinarians can create an individual immunization program for your pet based on his/her lifestyle and your local conditions.
Parasites can be real pests. Both external (fleas, ticks) and internal (heartworm, hookworm, roundworm) parasites can cause problems for both your pet and your family. Prevention is the best approach to eliminating these pests. Please ask a staff member at Omaha Animal Hospital for the best way to prevent parasite problems in your pet.
We offer optimum Omaha pet wellness care programs for ferrets, rabbits and pocket pets. Since it is often difficult to determine if an exotic pet is ill, we strongly recommend physical examinations twice a year to check for health problems plus annual monitoring to check for nutritional and husbandry-related conditions.
After acquiring your new exotic pet, a complete pet wellness appointment is strongly recommended. This exam includes a thorough physical examination, husbandry and nutritional consultation, disease screening and laboratory testing if necessary. Before bringing your pet into your home, you want to make sure that he or she is healthy.
If your Omaha exotic pet needs intensive care or hospitalization, you want to be sure that your veterinary hospital is specifically equipped to care for exotic species. Our veterinary hospital in Omaha has the technology, training, and know-how necessary to treat your exotic pet.