Pet Wellness in Hamilton, NJ

Deerwood Animal Hospital in Hamilton, NJ believes your pet deserves quality veterinary care that protects and maintains their health and wellbeing throughout their lives and not just when they suffer from an illness or injury. That’s why we advocate for regular pet wellness care.

This is a lifelong, comprehensive, and holistic veterinary philosophy that stresses preventive animal health care and the nurturing of both the body and mind through good nutrition and environment.

It includes designing a healthy diet and lifestyle for your pet to keep them strong and vigorous at all ages, and using diagnostic testing to discover disease and congenital defects before they become a serious problem. We’ll work with you to create a custom pet wellness program for your pet based on their age, breed, and physical condition.

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Caring for Your Pet’s Overall Health

Our Pet Wellness Care program at Deerwood Animal Hospital consists of several elements that work together to promote good health and wellbeing and discover the symptoms of underlying disease, defects, and injuries so that effective early treatment can be provided. It includes:


Wellness Exams

Your pet should have a thorough physical examination at least once per year (annual) throughout their lives. The vet will assess your pet’s overall physical condition from "nose to tail", run diagnostic lab tests if necessary, and measure their blood pressure and respiration.

Pet Vaccines

Having your pet vaccinated against common diseases is an essential element of pet wellness care. We can provide all of the core and recommended pet vaccinations based on your pet's lifestyle.

Parasite Control

It’s very common for pets to acquire internal parasites, especially if they go outdoors. They can harm your pet’s health and make them miserable. They are fairly simple to control once detected.

Dental Exams

Serious infection from oral disease can cause tooth loss, mouth pain, and internal organ damage. A complete dental examination once a year is the best way to prevent infections from taking hold in your pet.

Spay and Neuter

Having your pet spayed or neutered prevents unwanted litters and also reduces or eliminates the risk of cancer and other reproductive organ diseases. They’ll also be much less likely to mark their territory on carpets and furniture.

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Pet Wellness Care At Home

Weight management and nutritional assessment and planning are also important parts of an effective pet healthcare plan. Your veterinarian will advise you on what you can do at home to keep your pet in good physical and mental health, including:

  • an exercise regimen
  • nutritional information and food recommendations
  • treats and chews that can promote oral hygiene and help to control weight
  • and grooming tips!

If you’d like to learn more about the Pet Wellness Care program at the Deerwood Animal Hospital in Hamilton, NJ, fill out our online form and we’ll get you scheduled for an appointment.