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Life-Long Wellness Plans

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 pet’s 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 any way possible to keep them healthy and happy.

Step 1: Everything Starts with an Annual Physical Examination:

If you want to provide the best for your pet, then yearly visits with your pet’s doctor are essential. Most pet owners have the perception that their pet’s annual vaccinations 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 pet’s 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 pet’s health.

Physical exams provide so much information. During a standard physical exam, your pet’s doctor will check all major body systems 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 pet’s 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 simple. After a certain age, your pet’s 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 pet’s 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 are recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Annual General Health Screening Blood-work
  • Annual Blood Borne 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 an 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 Nexgard Combo(R)

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 Nexgard Combo(R)

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