Support the well-being of your feline or canine friend with regular health exams and pet vaccinations. We at Timmins Animal Hospital make preventative care a priority. We believe that managing your pet’s health is not only more responsible and humane but also less stressful, for both you and your beloved pet, than treating a preventable illness.
Below is an overview of our health management services for dogs and cats. If you have any questions relating to your pets, please don’t hesitate to call the office to speak with one of our staff members.
Yearly health exams are recommended as a vital part of keeping your pet healthy. These exams are an important part in preventing diseases and stopping small health issues from turning into large ones. This exam is also a good time to bring up any health concerns to your vet that you may have about your pet.
Through blood-work and/or diagnostic tests, wellness testing involves screening for potential health issues or diseases before they become apparent or worsen. Many diseases can be maintained or treated when caught early enough providing your pet with longer quality of life. Preventative care used to only mean annual vaccinations, but our laboratory services have grown to now include stool (fecal) examinations, urinalysis, and blood testing.
Our vet may recommend wellness testing as part of your annual exam. In some cases, we may be able to perform this testing as part of your exam. In other cases, we may need to book a separate appointment in order to complete all the necessary tests.
Most routine tests of this type are done within our in-house laboratory. Additional, more sophisticated testing is sent overnight to specialty laboratories if there is need. These tests include cultures and sensitivity analysis from bacterial swabs, histopathology of tissue samples and blood samples.
Vaccinations are an integral part of disease prevention and ensuring your pet lives a long and healthy life. The vaccine protocols at Timmins Animal Hospital are tailored to best protect the health and welfare of your pet in our area.
Reminder letters are sent in the mail when pets are due for vaccines. Clients may also call the clinic to find out when their pet’s vaccines are due.
Diet is one of the single greatest factors in ensuring your pet lives a long and healthy life. Issues with diet can lead to problems with urinary health, diabetes, joint function, and many others. Obesity is one of the single greatest causes of premature death in pets.
Being a registered client of Timmins Animal Hospital means you have complimentary nutritional counselling as part of your pet’s yearly exam and ongoing care. In addition, we carry a wide variety of maintenance and specialty diets such as:
Timmins Animal Hospital offers microchipping along with all of our health management and preventative care. A microchip, which is a device roughly the size of a grain of rice, is implanted under the skin of your dog or cat. Once implanted, if your pet is lost, the microchip is scanned and will provide the vet’s office or Humane Society with your contact information.
Dentistry for Dogs and Cats
Timmins Animal Hospital is proud to offer dentistry as one of the many services available to keep your pet in good health.
Dental services include cleaning, polishing and extractions to help maintain the oral health of your dog or cat. In addition to dentistry, we also stock a wide range of dental foods to help maintain your pet’s oral health.