Northeast Animal Hospital
727.822.8501
1401 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33704

Why are Wellness and Prevention so important?

Preventive care is the easiest and most effective way to keep your best friend healthy and happy. Our junior and senior wellness programs promote early detection and prevention of disease for long-term health and well-being.

These laboratory tests provide a valuable tool in detecting changes in your pet’s health before clinical signs appear. We can identify and prevent risk factors for certain breeds and life stages and will offer guidance for dietary considerations to prevent obesity and keep pets active and comfortable. Parasite management will also be discussed to keep both your pets and your family free and of the many parasites that we have in our area.

We make these procedures as affordable and convenient as possible—creating a wellness schedule that best fits you and your pet.

Vaccinations

There are numerous vaccines available in the United States. Vaccinations protect your pets from diseases as well as other problems that could arise.

Not all vaccines are recommended for every pet. We try to tailor vaccines to each pet’s lifestyle and exposure risks, knowing what is more likely to be encountered in our geographic area.

Nutrition

Our veterinarians strive to provide your pets with the best quality care possible even down to the foods and supplements that we keep available in stock. We offer all natural pet foods that contain no artificial flavors, colors, sugars, or chemical preservatives.

We also offer prescription diets that treat the animal in addition to the disease and provide all required nutrients to minimize clinical symptoms or promote recovery. Preventative diets are also available to help prevent disease in pets that are predisposed to certain conditions such as gastrointestinal disease, osteoarthritis, skin disease, urinary stones, and obesity.

Microchipping

Sadly, pets get lost. Collars and external tags are helpful and should be used when possible, but they can fall off or be removed. Without proper identification, 90% of pets never return home. According to the American Humane Association, only 15% of lost dogs and 2% of lost cats ever find their way back home. Almost 4 million pets are euthanized every year—including lost pets whose owners weren’t found in time.

One of the most important things you can do to protect your pet is to assure its identification. Give your pet the protection they need. A small chip the size of a grain of rice is implanted under your pet’s skin, similar to giving a vaccine. The chip contains information about your pet and can be read using a microchip scanner.

You can then register your pet’s microchip information with a national database using the information we provide. Most veterinary hospitals and animal control agencies have the special microchip scanners and will use them to attempt to identify stray pets.