The old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” holds true when it comes to your pet’s health. At Willow Brook Animal Hospital, our goal is to keep your pets healthy and by your side or in your lap for as long as possible. Our recommendations are based on this premise.

Vaccinations are only a small part of preventive medicine. The physical examination and wellness blood chemistry analysis are crucial tools in diagnosing potential problems before they become irreversible conditions.

Bacteria in your pet’s mouth can cause more than bad breath—in fact, it is the leading cause of heart and kidney disease. Therefore, we recommend regular dental cleanings to prevent gum disease as well as in-home preventive dental care for our patients.

Proper nutrition can make the difference between a healthy pet and one with health problems. It’s not just about the ingredients, it’s about the nutrition. Our staff can help you choose the best diet for your pet. Most pets do well on a quality maintenance diet, but others need special care. Let us help you choose the best diet for your pet’s nutritional needs.

It’s also important to take care of the skin your pet is in! Healthy skin keeps bacteria and other irritants out. Routine bathing, brushing and grooming help maintain a healthy hair coat. Good nutrition and parasite prevention also help. We offer complete grooming services at our Willow Run Kennels location.