It requires more than a physical exam to fully understand your pet’s health and determine whether they are harboring any illnesses.
Nichols Hills Pet Clinic embraces a focus on preventative medicine based on the specific life-stage of your pet. Each patient is assessed individually based on factors, such as, species, breed, age, and environmental challenges. We also assess your pet’s fear and anxiety levels in order to ensure that your pet’s visit is a Fear Free visit. After the assessment, we offer tailored recommendations for prevention, behavior, nutrition, and diagnostic work-ups appropriate for your pet.
The key to Nichols Hills Pet Clinic Wellness Program is an emphasis on the annual health examination. Each year when your pet comes in, he or she will receive a comprehensive physical exam and age-appropriate ancillary diagnostics (such as blood pressure screening, parasite tests and blood work) to screen for early signs of disease.
Our role is to educate you on those procedures and medications especially beneficial for your pet. This allows us to be more flexible with our recommendations and gives you more control of your pets' healthcare.
Laboratory testing gives us more information about your pet’s health and helps us diagnose heartworm disease, kidney and liver diseases/infections, internal parasites, and more. When you see us for your pet’s yearly checkup, be sure to bring a fresh stool sample (no more than 24 hours old) to the appointment.
Dogs and cats need to start their vaccinations early in life. Vaccines give pets heightened immunity to many different (and harmful) viruses, such as rabies, parvo, and distemper. One of our veterinarians will advise you regarding the vaccines necessary for your pet.
Deworming is often necessary for puppies and kittens, who frequently present to us with internal parasites. These parasites can be treated effectively with proper medication. They can also be effectively controlled with use of appropriate, routine preventives.
Fleas, ticks, and heartworms are a notable threat to your pet’s health. Ticks can transmit harmful diseases to pets and people, and heartworms will kill if left untreated. Parasite activity is remarkably constant throughout the year in Oklahoma. We strongly recommend year-round protection with appropriate parasiticides.