Regular wellness exams for your adult dog will keep them as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Combined with your observations at home, regular exams are important for early detection of potential health problems. Our veterinarians recommend regular exams for your dog every six months.
At Iowa Veterinary Wellness Center of Waukee, we assess your whole dog for both their physical and emotional needs. Things we take into consideration are the dog’s breed, environment, lifestyle, age and medical history to determine what is best for his or her continued good health.
Feel free to ask questions or bring up concerns. From nutrition, allergies, bad breath to mobility issues, risk of infections and any lifestyle and age-related issues, our veterinarians have the knowledge and experience to answer all your questions.
Dogs are susceptible to a number of internal parasitic infections, several of which can infect people in addition to animals. Therefore, parasite prevention is not only important for the health of your pet, but also for the health of your family.
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease caused by worms that live in the heart, lung and associated vessels of an infected dog. The worm is transmitted by mosquitoes that transmit heartworm larvae from dog to dog when bitten. This is a preventable disease, and there are a number of excellent monthly heartworm preventatives available at Iowa Veterinary Wellness Center of Waukee.
In addition to traditional canine wellness, Iowa Veterinary Wellness Center of Waukee offers canine acupuncture. It is a very safe treatment modality and has been shown to increase blood and lymphatic flow to tissues, stimulate proper nerve function, and increase the body’s ability to release natural pain relieving chemicals.
If you have any questions about adult canine wellness or how acupuncture can support your dog’s health, please contact us or talk with your veterinarian.