Lifelong Pet Wellness at Grand Rapids Veterinary Clinic
Just like you, we are pet owners. Our entire staff knows firsthand the importance of reliable and direct consultation from a veterinarian when it comes to keeping your pet healthy. That is why sound recommendations for care at every stage of your pet’s life form the cornerstone of Grand Rapids Veterinary Clinic's comprehensive pet wellness services.
Pet Care For Life
Full-life wellness rests on one simple premise: our pets age differently than we do. In fact, pets age much faster. And to make things more complicated, the rate of that aging always depends heavily on the size, type, and lifestyle your pet enjoys.
After getting to know you and your pet through an initial exam and consultation, our veterinarians will make unique life-stage recommendations for keeping your pet healthy at home and at the vet:
Puppies & kittens, being so young and full of life, have special needs when it comes to establishing lifelong health. In addition to providing baseline vaccines, our veterinarians also design easy-to-follow programs of wellness care to fit your animal’s unique physical condition and lifestyle.
Adult dogs and cats need to have proper preventative care to maintain their health. This includes annual vaccine's, reviewing their parasite prevention programs and couseling nutritional needs. We also base our recommendations on their lifestyle and your families requests.
Senior pets have their own special requirements as well. Somewhere around 7-10 years of age for dogs and 12-14 for cats (give or take depending on your animal’s size and existing health conditions) our pets enter their golden years. With this comes the need for a revised wellness strategy, including monitoring for common senior pet health problems and planning ahead to keep issues from arising.
Pet vaccinations are a crucial part of any veterinary wellness plan. But while it is important to make sure every pet is protected from preventable illness, it is also important to vaccinate smartly. We recognize that each animal is unique, and recommend non-core vaccines based on the unique needs of each pet. Click here to learn more about our recommended pet vaccinations.
We are excited to work with you to keep your pet healthy for life!