Preventive Care:

Protecting the Life of Your Pet

Disease prevention is the foundation for health and wellness in pets. Northpark Animal Hospital places a priority on preventive care, developing a unique health maintenance program tailored to every pet in every life stage.

Essential elements of disease prevention include:

  • Physical exams
  • Vaccine protection from serious diseases
  • Parasite detection, prevention, and control
  • Nutrition and fitness

Protecting your pet from disease is the result of continual attention to these areas of wellness care. With a regular schedule of veterinary care and support, your animal companion has the best chance to live a long and vigorous life.

Visit our Health Maintenance page for a detailed explanation of these building blocks for pet wellness.

Protect Your Pet with Our Microchip Service

The microchip is high-tech protection that can provide peace of mind. If lost or stolen, your pet can always be identified, greatly increasing the chance of being reunited with you.

An electronic microchip stores information about the pet and owner. About the size of a grain of rice, the microchip is injected beneath the skin and remains there for the pet’s entire life. The procedure is easy and as painless as a vaccine injection.

Since each microchip has a unique number, that information is registered with a national database and used to identify your pet if he or she is ever lost. Most veterinarians and animal shelters have scanners to detect and read implanted microchips. If a pet is lost and the microchip is scanned, the registry is called and the owner contacted.

Northpark Animal Hospital protects your pet with the resQ microchip. Learn more about this pet identification system.

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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

~ Billings

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.

~ Immanuel Kant

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

~ Unknown

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful

~ Ann Landers

In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have never forgotten this.

~ Terry Pratchett

We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.

~ Roger Caras

As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitation of the human kind.

~ Cleveland Amory

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. It is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

~ Mark Twain

There is no faith which has never yet been broken except that of a truly faithful dog.

~ Konrad Lorenz

Anytime you think you have influence, try ordering around someone else’s dog around.

~ The Cockle