Pet Preventative Care for Dogs at South Broward Animal Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Ensure your dog’s health and happiness with comprehensive preventative care at South Broward Animal Hospital. We provide expert exams, vaccinations, dental care, and more.

The Proactive Approach to Canine Veterinary Care

Preventative care is a dog’s first line of defense against health issues. Annual exams help by preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease in its early stages, often before major symptoms appear. The earlier treatment starts, the more effective it is in keeping your pet from experiencing unnecessary pain and suffering.

Our comprehensive annual exams cover various aspects of your furry friend’s health, ensuring that no stone is left unturned in their well-being journey. From monitoring temperature and assessing skin and coat condition, to evaluating ear and hearing acuity or examining lung and chest function, we leave no aspect of your dog’s health to chance. With a focus on preventive measures such as updated vaccinations, regular dental care, consistent parasite control, and tailored nutrition plans, we aim to keep your pet in excellent health for years to come.

Vet examining a corgi dog on table

Preventive Health Measures

  • Annual Veterinary Exams: South Broward Animal Hospital’s comprehensive annual exams evaluate temperature, skin and coat, ear and hearing acuity, lung and chest, internal health, oral hygiene, eye, and visual responsiveness.
  • Vaccinations: Updated vaccinations and booster vaccines are a highly effective way to prevent many common diseases and infections like distemper, rabies, and parvo.
  • Dental Care: Oral health is an important part of your pet’s life; annual teeth cleanings are the best method to maintain and improve dental well-being.
  • Parasite Control: Prevention and eradication is a simple and efficient process when anti-parasitic medication is used regularly.
  • Skin and Coat Care: Grooming and washing are fundamental aspects of proper pet hygiene. Skin and hair health prevents mange, matting, bacterial infections, and more.
  • Proper Nutrition: Proper nutrition supports all of your pet’s bodily processes, bolstering their immune system and ensuring normal development.
  • Behavioral Evaluation: Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions, identifying these shifts helps to identify and treat the root cause.
  • Exercise: Regular workouts support skeletomuscular and cardiovascular health in dogs of all ages.

Preventative Care for Senior Animals

Preventative care becomes more significant for aging dogs, and South Broward Animal Hospital recommends increasing exams to twice a year for elderly animals. As pets get older, they become prone to many age-related diseases that are increasingly difficult to diagnose and treat. Many preventive health measures must be adjusted to better suit the medical needs of senior animals.