Adult Pet Care

About East Springs Animal Hospital in Colorado Springs

We recommend all adult pets be examined once or twice a year in order to prevent/detect medical problems. Pets age faster than we do and, as a result, health problems can progress much more rapidly. Regular wellness examinations will confirm that your pet is healthy or help catch problems before they can become more serious. You can customize your pets semi-annual veterinary visit to include, some, if not all of the following: a physical examination, pain assessment, blood work, nutritional counseling, vaccinations if necessary, an intestinal parasite screening and a recommendation for an on-going wellness plan.

Diet and nutrition are also important to maintaining your pets health. Feeding your pet a specially formulated diet to meet the needs of adulthood helps encourage a long and healthy life. Please feel free to consult your veterinarian to help you find the right food to fit with your pet’s lifestyle, body condition and health needs. If special needs arise, prescription diets can be prescribed.

We will assess your pets comfort level and address any concerns about pain. The most common causes of chronic pain are arthritis and dental pain. Even younger cats and dogs can experience chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, cruciate (ACL) disease and dental disease. Delaying the onset of arthritis can be achieved with nutraceuticals. A preventative dental plan will include annual dentals and daily preventative care at home.