Life Stage Care 2017-11-01T19:54:32+00:00

Caring For Your Companion

At every stage of life.

Puppy & Kitten
Adult
Senior

Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Associated Veterinary Medical Center, we are here to help you with your new addition.

First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.

We are also here to help you raise him or her to become a well-behaved and healthy adult by discussing many topics with you. Our friendly staff is well prepared to discuss vaccinations, nutrition, behavior, socialization, neutering, and much more! No question is off limits so please bring any questions along to your appointment. We are here to help you succeed at raising a good pet!

We are so excited that you have found another member of your family, and we can’t wait to meet him or her!

Adult Pets

Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work become even more important. Annual exams and simple blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us important information about your pet’s health. Beginning exams and annual blood work when your pet is young and healthy gives us a baseline to compare to as your pet ages. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Senior Pets

At Associated Veterinary Medical Center in Walla Walla, WA, we provide care for your pet through all stages of life. Since pets age faster than we do, it’s easy to forget that they can be considered seniors after just seven years. And as they get older, their health needs change in unique ways that require proper consideration.

We will work with you to develop a health plan that is right for the unique needs of your senior pet. Nutrition, exercise, and the prevention of common problems through regular exams are all ways to help your senior pet stay healthy.

As a pet owner, you want to make sure your pet has the highest quality of life as they age. With proper care, they may even get more time to spend with you and your family, so educating pet owners on proper senior pet care is very important.