Preventing Illness Through Consistent Pet Wellness Care


Your pet’s well being is tied up in your ability to provide them with consistent health care. At home, you can feed them well, give them a cozy place to sleep and plenty of fresh water to drink. However, they require much more than the basics of food, water, and shelter to stay healthy. That’s where we come in! Regular pet wellness care exams at our Alpena animal hospital help us provide consistent preventive care and allow us to pinpoint any developing issues early before they become bigger problems.

Pet Wellness Care in Alpena: Woman Training Puppy
Pet Wellness Care in Alpena: Kitten in Basket

Preventive Measures: Stop Illness in its Tracks

The best cure for illness is to keep it from happening altogether. At Sunrise Veterinary Services, we combat illness with preventive measures that significantly improve your pet’s quality of life and help us to treat them better. Three important preventive measures we take are:

  • Pest prevention – pests do more harm than just cause annoyance. Flea bites can cause dermatitis; tick bites can transmit Lyme disease; mosquitoes can spread heartworms, and those are just a few! Preventive medications, whether topical treatments, chews, or collars can all help your pet keep the pests away.
  • Vaccinations – vaccines are administered when your pet is young and regular boosters continue throughout their lives. They protect your pet against highly infectious, dangerous diseases. We devise a vaccine plan that suits your pet’s individual needs.
  • Routine diagnostic screenings – knowing what your pet’s diagnostic results are when they are healthy help us better understand the changes when they are ill. Bloodwork is especially important for older pets who can develop issues much faster than their younger counterparts.

Behavioral and Nutritional Counseling

Medical issues aren’t the only key player in your pet’s health. Behavior changes and nutritional problems can have a larger impact on your pet’s wellbeing than you may think. In fact, pets often show illness or anxiety through improper or changed behavior. Additionally, poor nutrition can be a culprit of health concerns as pets age.

To help curb any issues, we offer both behavioral and nutritional consultations. Our staff can help determine if your pet’s behavior is a sign of illness or a characteristic that simply needs nurturing. Furthermore, we can give you advice on your pet’s nutrition and even offer you specialized diets from our retail store right in the clinic!

If you’re interested in learning more about our pet wellness care services, please get in touch and schedule a pet exam today!

Pet Wellness Care in Alpena: Dog Staring at Food Bowl

We brought our cat Maizey in for a wellness check and immunizations this morning. The office staff were so nice! Dr. LaCross and Ruth were so gentle with Maizey and were so sweet to her. The services were very affordable. You need to stop by just to say hello to their "Greeter Cats"

Yvonda S.

Professional and friendly. They treat my fur babies like their own. Very thorough and willing to speak to you about everything.

Heather M.

I came here with my cat and am so happy that I did! They all care so much and are very affordable.

Cheryl R.


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