Wellness Care

Many people wait until their animal is sick to find a veterinarian. Our veterinarians at Desert Dunes Animal Hospital recommend regular wellness care. If you can detect a problem early, it’s more likely we can treat it and resolve the issue with less expense and better success.

“Let’s help your pet start on the path of wellness care today.”

Annual Examinations are Important

Regular wellness exams are an important part that allow our veterinarians to maintain your pet’s health and wellbeing. At each visit, our caring staff will treat you like family. Our well-trained veterinarians will give your pet a thorough examination. They will discuss your pet’s health and any indicators of problems that may exist. They will be more than happy to discuss any questions you may have.


Vaccinations can protect your pet from contagious diseases and improve your pet’s overall quality of life. We are happy to go over this information, so you can make an informed decision.

Preventative Care

All of our furry friends have individual needs depending on breed and size.  There are numerous preventative tests that can be done to find early diseases including many common cancers. 


Routine abdominal ultrasounds can be performed yearly for pets that are prone to splenic tumors such as German Shepherds, Rottweiler’s, and Retrievers.  

Below is a list of some of the most common cancer prone breeds:

Rottweiler, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Boxer, Great Dane, Bichon Frise, Bernese Mountain Dogs


Radiographs are used for so many preventative purposes including checking for arthritis, hip dysplasia, bladder stones, tracheal collapse, allergic bronchitis, feline asthma, and early heart disease. 

Below is a list of pets that are commonly afflicted with bladder stones, heart disease and lower airway complications:

King Charles Cavalier, Yorkshire Terrier, Bichon Frise, Pomeranian, Maltese, Miniature Poodle, and Shih Tzu

Early Blood Screening

All pets can benefit from routine blood and urine profiles. There are so many disease processes that can be prevented or managed with early detection. Below is a list of common findings on early screening.

*Renal disease

*Liver disease

*Thyroid disease

*Urinary disease/inflammation

*Elevated Cholesterol levels

What’s included in our Wellness Blood Profile?

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Preventative Care

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