Wellness Pet Care: Preventing and Mitigating Common Health Issues

Veterinary Exam RoomIf you see veterinary care as a treat-the-symptom kind of service, you’re not seeing the full pet care picture. Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital can help.

Pet wellness is what happens when we aren’t diagnosing illness or treating conditions. Pet wellness is a constant.

We take the following approach to pet wellness:

Nutrition

Our onsite pharmacy sells more than just meds. Prescription and other specialty diet foods and treats are available, too.

From healthy treats to specially formulated dry food that strengthen your senior pet’s joints, we provide what your pet needs. Our staff are also happy to discuss the benefits of particular products, so you go home informed.

Vaccinations

Puppies and kittens brought to us are put on a regimen to prevent the diseases common to their species.

For Puppies

  • DHAPP (distemper, adenovirus, hepatitis, parvo and parainfluenza): 8, 12, and 16 weeks
  • Rabies: 16 to 24 weeks
  • Lyme disease: 12 weeks or 16 weeks (with a booster shot one month later)

We recommend bordetella and influenza vaccines if a pet is being boarded at a kennel or goes to the groomer. Leptospirosis vaccines are based on risk factors. Our veterinarians will be happy to discuss the appropriate vaccination protocol for your pet based on his/her lifestyle.

For Kittens

  • FVRCP (Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia): 8, 12, and 16 weeks
  • Rabies: 16 to 24 weeks
  • FeLV/FIV (feline leukemia/feline immunodeficiency): 12 weeks

Spay/Neuter

Most folks think that spaying or neutering is to prevent babies and aggression, but spaying or neutering your pet does a lot more for your pet’s quality of life than it does for yours.

Years of study reveal that incidence of breast cancer, urinary infections, and prostate issues decrease significantly in spayed and neutered pets. And, because pets that are fixed tend to roam less, the inevitable injuries that happen when venturing out are kept at a minimum.

Flea and Tick Products

No one wants to watch their pet struggle and scratch, and no one wants to find fleas or ticks in furniture or carpeting. More importantly though, today’s flea and tick products do double-duty, fighting off serious disease like heartworm and Lyme disease.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“The entire staff is caring and compassionate. Our dog was well taken care of and is on the road to recovery. We especially appreciate the follow up calls.”

“Wonderful service and very kind staff! We’re so thankful to have found a great vet after moving to NYC!”

“Dr. Fried answers all my questions and concerns about my pet. Makes me feel like we are in good hands.”

“I have recommended Dr. Fried to my pet owning friends and will continue to do so.”

“I would not take my dog or three cats anywhere but to Lincoln Square.”

“Everyone at Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital is very professional, friendly and really care for their patients.”

“I have always had good experiences at Lincoln Square animal hospital and this was no exception.”

“The doctors at LSV are amazing and take wonderful care of our bulldog Zeus!”

“We love this Vet! Everyone is professional and friendly and we are completely confident with their care and ability.”

“I highly recommend Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital to anyone who treats their four-legged babies as their own!”

“My dog has been in good hands here since he was a puppy. Excellent medical care and excellent follow up.”

“I couldn’t recommend Lincoln Square Vet enough - they are professional, kind, and everyone from the receptionist to the vets and nurses are amazing.”

“Everyone at LSVH is cheerful, efficient and helpful. This is the only vet office I know of, where my dog does not shake, but instead wags his tail upon entering!”

“We have always been greeted with smiles and a terrific attitude. Each and every one of the doctors make me feel like they love my pet almost as much as I do.”

“I always have a very good feeling that Georgie is being taken care of in the best possible way. I also find the staff very polite, and helpful.”

“Great experience. Vets are always very patient with the humans and animals. Been going for years and will continue.”

“All of them (the vets, the techs, the receptionists) are kind and gentle in handling all animals (including humans). I have never had a bad experience there, and my cats are happy and healthy!”

“I feel like our cat is in good hands when Dr Tan sees her. She does not pressure us to have additional services performed but she will make recommendations and take the time to explain to us her diagnosis.”

“Doctor was thorough, kind and compassionate. The staff was wonderful and best of all, my dog is better.”

“There really is no other vet, staff or place like Lincoln Square. Plus, I never worry when I leave my precious little guy there. I know they’ll treat him as I would.”