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Long Life Wellness Plans

The Standard of Excellent Care

A Shared Goal:

You have the same goal in mind as we do; To keep your pets healthy, happy, pain free and with a great quality of life, for as long as possible.

It is a Team Approach:

In order to achieve our unified goal, it requires a team approach when it comes to your pets health care needs. From puppy/kitten care to senior care and everything in-between, providing the right specialized care requires the right knowledge, tools and plan. At MAH we are committed to both you and your pet and will help you in anyway possible to keep them healthy and happy.

The Meriden Animal Hospital Life Long Wellness Plans:

The Standard of Excellent Care

Step 1: Everything Starts with a Annual Physical Examination:

If you want to provide the best for your pet then yearly visits with your pets doctor are the essential. Most pet owners have the perception that their pets annual vaccination are the main reason for these yearly visits. This could not be further from the truth. Yes, vaccinations are important but keeping your pet health requires so much more.

It all starts with LISTENING TO YOU. During your pets annual health check our doctors will ask you specific questions that will best help us uncover any specific concerns you may be having with your pets health.

Physical exams provide so much information. During a standard physical exam your pets doctor will check all major body system from eyes, ears, dental health, cardiac exam, respiratory exam, abdominal examination, muscular/skeletal exam etc.

Our doctors are trained to uncover even very subtle differences or changes in your pets body that you may never even known existed.

As your pet reaches their senior years, dogs > 7 yrs and cats > 9 years, it is recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to have twice a year medical examinations. Why? The reason for this is very simple. After a certain age your pets body begins to change faster and often with the right simple diagnostics and good physical exam we can head-off any problems before they become major problems.

Step 2: Recommended Health Care Guidelines

Before breaking down the recommended guidelines for optimal care it is important that you first understand the MAH Good, Better, Best Approach to veterinary health care. At MAH our moral obligation is to provide you with all of your options. That being said, based on your pets age and needs we will provide you with all the options of care and then you choose which best suits your needs.

Dogs: Best Care Guidelines

These guidelines are based on the recommendations and protocols set by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). For more complete information on MAH’s Canine Wellness Plans click here

Puppies First Exam: Best Care Standards

  • Physical Exam
  • Vaccination Evaluation
  • Fecal Screening

Dogs Under 7 years of age: Best Care Standards

  • Annual Physical Exam
  • Annual Blood Borne Parasite Test: Ticks & Heartworm
  • Annual GI Parasite Screening: Fecal Test
  • We Recommend:
    • Monthly parasite prevention with Heartgard
    • Monthly Flea & Tick prevention with either topical solutions such as Frontline or Advantix….or even better the new oral prevention called Nexgard(R)

Dogs Over 7 years of age: Best Care Standards

  • Biannual Physical Examinations recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Annual General Health Screening Blood-work
  • Annual Blood Born Parasite Test.
  • Annual GI Parasite Test
  • We Recommend:
    • Monthly parasite prevention with Heartgard
    • Monthly Flea & Tick prevention with either topical solutions such as Frontline or Advantix….or even better the new oral prevention called Nexgard(R)

Cats: Best Care Guidelines

These guidelines are based on the recommendations and protocols set by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). For more complete information on MAH’s Feline Wellness Plans click here

Kittens First Exam: Best Care Standards

  • Physical Exam
  • Vaccination Evaluation
  • Fecal Screening
  • Standard testing for FeLV & FIV

Cats Under 9 years of age: Best Care Standards

  • Annual Physical Exam
  • Annual Fecal Test for Indoor/Outdoor Cats
  • We Recommend
    • Monthly Flea & Tick prevention depending on exposure with either topical solutions such as Frontline or Advantage Multi

Cats Over 9 years of age: Best Care Standards

  • Biannual Physical Exam
  • Annual general health screening blood-work
  • Annual Fecal Test for Indoor/Outdoor Cats
  • We Recommend
    • Monthly Flea & Tick prevention depending on exposure with either topical solutions such as Frontline or Advantage Multi

If You Believe In These Same truths then we would love
for you to join our family and allow us to watch over the
health care of your pet