Canine and Feline Preventative Care Programs

As a pet parent, you’re always looking for new ways to take care of your furbaby. You research the best food on the market, and you know your pup can’t have chocolate, and dairy will upset your kitty’s stomach.

One thing that you may not be doing is taking your pet to the veterinarian’s office each year for pet preventative care. This service is essential to your cat or dog’s well-being, and there are many benefits, including: custom nutrition plans, scheduled vaccination and you will have the chance to find diseases in your pet early on which can help fix those issues right away.

Preventive Care For Pets in Alpharetta, GA

During your pet’s yearly preventative care appointment, our veterinarians will administer all your dog or cat’s necessary pet vaccinations. You don’t want your pet to become ill with an easily avoidable disease. If you aren’t taking your pet into the vet’s office for yearly care, it’s easy to let a year or two slip by without getting your pet’s vaccines administered. 

During your visit, the veterinarian will also prescribe heartworm preventative. This is important, as it only takes one mosquito to infect your pet. The veterinarian will also prescribe medication to ward off fleas and ticks that carry diseases as well as being pests. 

At our animal hospital, we are committed to preventive care for the pets we serve, which means we take a proactive approach to your pet’s healthcare and overall well-being.


Our Wellness Care includes:

  • Comprehensive Wellness Physical Examinations
  • Annual Wellness Blood Test Screenings
  • Age Appropriate Vaccination Programs
  • Senior Pet Health Care to include twice a year Health Evaluations

Midway Animal Hospital has adjusted our Wellness Vaccination Examination and Testing Schedule Recommendations to coincide with those of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

These recommendations are based on the age of the pet and its previous vaccination history. The recommendations also vary based on the pet’s lifestyle, such as, indoors, outdoors, around other pets or possible exposure to wildlife habitat. For the most part, our puppy and kitten schedule has not changed. The biggest changes are for dogs and cats 2 years of age and older. Our veterinarian will be happy to make individual recommendations or answer any questions you may have.

Discover Health Issues Early in Dogs and Cats

Just like with humans, it’s easier to treat health issues when you find them early. If you’re visiting the veterinarian’s office each year, it makes it easier to catch health problems in the early stages. It might be a new behavior that tips off the veterinarian or a change in eating patterns. These are things that you might dismiss and not schedule an appointment with the veterinarian. 

Our veterinarian may also discover health issues with your pet when they do blood work. This blood work can turn up a variety of health issues, including issues with kidneys and diabetes. You want your pet to live as long as possible and discovering health issues early can help.

Canine Lifetime Annual Wellness Program

1-4 Years of Age

  • Wellness Physical Exam
  • Dog Vaccinations-as recommended
  • Intestinal Parasite Test
  • Intestinal Parasite Treatment +/-
  • Blood Parasite Test/Heartworm
  • Dental Disease Evaluation
  • Wellness Diagnostic Blood Testing
  • Heartworm Preventatives
  • Flea & Tick Preventatives
  • Dental Home Care

5-6 Years of Age

  • Wellness Physical Exam
  • Vaccinations-as recommended
  • Intestinal Parasite Test
  • Intestinal Parasite Treatment +/-
  • Blood Parasite Test/Heartworm
  • Dental Disease Evaluation
  • Wellness Diagnostic Blood Testing
  • Heartworm Preventatives
  • Flea & Tick Preventatives
  • Dental Home Care
  • Dental Prophylaxis

7-9 Years of change or over 50lbs

  • Senior Wellness Physical Exam**
  • Vaccinations-as recommended
  • Intestinal Parasite Test
  • Intestinal Parasite Treatment +/-
  • Blood Parasite Test/Heartworm
  • Dental Disease Evaluation
  • Senior Wellness Diagnostic Blood Testing
  • Heartworm Preventatives
  • Flea & Tick Preventatives
  • Dental Home Care
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Osteoarthritis Screening

10+ Years

  • Senior Wellness Physical Exam**
  • Vaccinations-as recommended
  • Intestinal Parasite Test
  • Intestinal Parasite Treatment +/-
  • Blood Parasite Test/Heartworm
  • Dental Disease Evaluation
  • Senior Wellness Diagnostic Blood Testing
  • Heartworm Preventatives
  • Flea & Tick Preventatives
  • Dental Home Care
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Osteoarthritis Screening
  • Electrocardiogram-ECG

Feline Lifetime Annual Wellness Program

1-4 Years of Age

  • Wellness Physical Exam
  • Vaccinations-as recommended
  • Intestinal Parasite Test
  • Intestinal Parasite Treatment +/-
  • Heartworm Test
  • Dental Disease Evaluation
  • Wellness Diagnostic Blood Testing
  • Heartworm Preventatives
  • Flea & Tick Preventatives

5-6 Years of Age

  • Wellness Physical Exam
  • Vaccinations-as recommended
  • Intestinal Parasite Test
  • Intestinal Parasite Treatment +/-
  • Heartworm Test
  • Dental Disease Evaluation
  • Wellness Diagnostic Blood Testing
  • Heartworm Preventatives
  • Flea & Tick Preventatives
  • Dental Home Care
  • Dental Prophylaxis

7-9 Years of Age

  • Senior Wellness Physical Exam**
  • Vaccinations-as recommended
  • Intestinal Parasite Test
  • Intestinal Parasite Treatment +/-
  • Heartworm Test
  • Dental Disease Evaluation
  • Senior Wellness Diagnostic Blood Testing
  • Heartworm Preventatives
  • Flea & Tick Preventatives
  • Dental Home Care
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Urinalysis
  • Thyroid Disease Screenings

10+ Years of Age

  • Senior Wellness Physical Exam**
  • Vaccinations-as recommended
  • Intestinal Parasite Test
  • Intestinal Parasite Treatment +/-
  • Heartworm Test
  • Dental Disease Evaluation
  • Senior Wellness Diagnostic Blood Testing
  • Heartworm Preventatives
  • Flea & Tick Preventatives
  • Dental Home Care
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Urinalysis
  • Thyroid Disease Screening
  • Electrocardiogram-ECG

Improve Your Pet’s Quality of Life

As your pet grows older, they may slow down and not be as active as they once were. Your yearly pet preventative care gives you the chance to discuss any concerns with our veterinarians. They understand the best time to switch your furry loved one from adult food to senior food. The veterinarian may also advise or prescribe vitamins to help your pet enjoy a better quality of life.

Midway Animal Hospital veterinarians may recommend various treatments to help your pet during this visit. They may recommend a good dental cleaning or detailed grooming. You may even learn some exercise to do with your pet to increase energy and flexibility.

pet preventative care

Enjoy a Longer Lifespan

You want your pet to live a good long life filled with belly rubs and special treats. Setting up appointments for yearly preventative care might help keep your pet alive longer, and make sure that those extra years are healthy ones. This pet preventative care appointment provides you the chance to share any concerns with the veterinarian and get your pet’s vaccination shots. 

Didn’t find what you were looking for? We also offer these veterinary services: pet grooming, pet dental services, pet x-rays, and pet ultrasound. Our veterinarians are qualified for pet surgery and pet labs for monitoring.

We help our older dogs with elder pet care and if they’re ready to cross the rainbow bridge we have a compassionate team who help with pet hospice. If your pet needs to be seen right away check out our emergency vet information.

If you would like to learn more read our pet blog.