Pet Preventative Care

Regular exams, a vaccine schedule, and parasite prevention all aid in the health and well-being of your precious pet.

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Our Wellness and Prevention Services in Topeka, KS

At Stone House Animal Hospital, pet preventive care is at the forefront of our mission to provide the best care for our pet patients. We believe that taking a proactive approach to pet health is key to avoiding serious health problems and ensuring a long, happy life for cats and dogs. Our focus on preventative care means that we strive to address health issues before they become serious and require treatment and that we take steps to protect your pet’s health through regular check-ups, vaccinations, and other preventative measures.

Our team of highly trained and experienced veterinarians and support staff work together to offer a comprehensive approach to pet preventive care. We understand that each pet is unique and that their needs and circumstances may vary based on a variety of factors such as breed, age, lifestyle, and health status. For this reason, we take a personalized approach to each pet’s care, ensuring that their preventive care plan is tailored to their individual needs and circumstances.

In addition to our focus on preventative care, we also believe in the importance of educating and empowering pet parents. We believe that by working together with you, we can provide the best possible care for your furry friend. Our team is committed to providing you with the information and resources you need to make informed decisions about your pet’s health, and we are always here to answer any questions you may have.

Whether you have a new puppy or kitten, or an older pet that requires more specialized care, our team is here to help. We offer a wide range of preventative care services, including regular check-ups, vaccinations, parasite control, dental care, and more. Our goal is to help keep your pet healthy and happy and to provide the care and support you need to ensure a long and happy life for your furry friend.

So if you’re looking for the best in cat and dog preventive care, look no further than Stone House Animal Hospital. Our team of dedicated and compassionate professionals is here to help you and your pet and to ensure that you have the information and resources you need to make informed decisions about your pet’s health. We look forward to working with you to help you provide your furry companion with the best possible preventative care.

Life-Long Care for Your Pet

Wellness Exams

Regular wellness exams are highly beneficial for pets of all ages, offering a comprehensive physical examination and health profile development. This helps to identify any medical issues or concerns that may be impacting your pet’s health and overall quality of life, whether they are a young animal, a senior citizen or any age in between.

During a typical wellness exam, your veterinarian will perform a complete evaluation of your pet’s major organ systems, examining them from nose to tail. This includes checking their ears, eyes, and teeth, as well as listening to their heart and lungs and palpating their abdomen to detect any abnormalities. Additionally, your veterinarian will discuss any concerns you may have regarding your pet’s behavior or diet, and ensure that your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations and diagnostic screenings, such as annual blood work, parasite screenings, and preventative care.

For older pets, we strongly recommend a wellness examination every six months to help pet owners stay aware of any changes in their health. These bi-annual reviews are an excellent opportunity to catch any health changes early, and annual blood work is highly recommended for middle-aged and older pets. Fortunately, many of the changes detected during these exams are entirely treatable when diagnosed early.

Healthy young pets usually require an annual health exam, which allows veterinarians to perform a close examination, ideally preventing, detecting, and treating any potential issues before they become more severe. Regular wellness exams are essential for pets of all ages and help them to live up to their full potential.


Regular vaccinations are a crucial aspect of good preventive health care for dogs and cats, providing cost-effective protection against infectious and contagious diseases for both pets and humans. By preventing many contagious illnesses, including those that can be fatal, vaccines can help ensure the good health of your furry friend. Your pet may be exposed to such illnesses if they go outside, socialize with other animals in public places or travel with you.

Our team can provide expert advice on your pet’s vaccination plan, helping to ensure many years of good health and well-being. Our doctors can personalize your pet’s vaccination protocol based on their individual risk factors, as pets are vulnerable to several deadly infectious diseases. Over the years, vaccines have helped save millions of pets and virtually eliminated some once-common fatal diseases.

Parasite Prevention

Preventive healthcare involves preventing common parasitic infections in cats and dogs. In addition to heartworms, preventive medications can also prevent various internal and external parasites. Stone House Animal Hospital believes in a year-round approach to parasite prevention to keep your pets safe.

Parasite prevention is crucial not just for your pets but for you too, as many parasites can be transmitted from animals to humans. Some of the most frequent zoonotic parasites are Giardia, Hookworms, and Roundworms.

Protecting your pets from parasites keeps your whole family safe.