Preventative Care

 

Every pet is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to keeping them happy and healthy. However, our preventative care plans provide a foundation of the most important services that every pet needs, such as regular exams, vaccinations and parasite control. We then build on that basis, adding the services that would best suit your pet’s unique needs.


We currently offer the following preventative care plans:


Dental Preventative
Puppy Preventative Care
Kitten Preventative Care


Routine wellness care allows us to monitor your pet’s current health, and to also manage that health over time. When we examine your pet on a regular basis, we are better able to identify the signs of potential health concerns and address them right away – before they have a chance to develop into more serious and costly problems. Disease prevention and early detection can add years to your pet’s life, and improve the quality of those years exponentially.


Let’s work together to provide your cherished companion with a lifetime of good health.

 

Second Opinions

Sometimes despite everyone’s best efforts, your pet doesn’t respond to treatments or an accurate diagnosis of the problem proves elusive.  In these situations seeking a second opinion is certainly acceptable and advisable.  Second opinions allow you to explore not only different treatment options but also gives you the opportunity to ask additional questions or gain a better understanding of your pet’s problems.

 

You may at first feel uncomfortable discussing your pet’s condition with another veterinarian since you have established trust and confidence in your current veterinarian. You are not dismissing or divorcing your veterinarian by asking for another set of eyes with different practical experiences to review your case with a fresh look. We have seen patients for a second opinion and some have returned to their original veterinarian while others have decided to transfer to Adorable Pets Veterinary Center for a different treatment protocol based upon AAHA or IVAS standards.

 

Dr. Bernie offers second opinions for your peace of mind and to validate or expand upon a diagnosis or treatment plan that currently falls short of expectations.  Perhaps some diagnostic tests were not given or some items originally dismissed as normal have become abnormal after time has passed. If after diagnostics and treatments have been exhausted Dr. Bernie may suggest that we consult a board certified specialist. The specialist may have additional tests and/or studied similar rare cases that a general practitioner may have rarely seen or experienced.

 

Behavior

 

Bad behavior is something many pet guardians struggle with. In fact, it remains the number one cited reason why people turn their pets over to shelters. Whether it’s a home training problem, aggression, fear/anxiety or something else, unwanted behavior can drive a wedge between you and your pet and make it difficult to embrace them as a part of the family.

If your pet is acting out and you feel as though you’re at the end of your rope, remember – you’re not alone. More importantly, the team at Adorable Pets Veterinary Center can help!

Our professional behavioral counseling services are designed to help identify the reasons why your pet is acting out. When we understand the why behind the behavior, we can then focus on the how – that is, how to overcome that bad behavior once and for all. We will evaluate your pet to help pinpoint what behaviors we are dealing with, what is triggering those behaviors and how to address them in the most effective manner possible. We’ll also rule out any potential medical causes behind your pet’s behavior.

Some of the negative behaviors we can provide assistance with include:

House training problems
Excessive barking
Digging
Spraying
Chewing
Destructive behavior
Aggression
Biting
Fear/anxiety

If you’re struggling with unwanted behaviors, don’t give up.  We can help restore peace and harmony back into your home and bring out the balanced, well behaved family member your pet is capable of becoming.

 

 

Nutritional

 

Nutrition plays such an important role in the life of your pet.  There are so many options out there to choose from it can become overwhelming.  Not every kind of food is suitable to every pet.  By getting to know you and your pet, we can help you determine what food options might be best for their particular health and lifestyle.

 

 

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SERVICES

 

 

  • Acupuncture
    Behavioral Consults

    Chinese Herbs
    Dentistry

    Diagnostics
    Emergencies
    Euthanasia
    Hospice Care

    House Calls
    Laser Therapy

  • Manual Manipulation
    Nutritional Consults
    Preventative Care
    Second Opinions
    Surgery

 

OPENING HOURS

ADDRESS

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday

 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday
 

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

 

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday

 

 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday

 

 

1721 Saybrook Road
Haddam, CT 06438

 

Mail: DrBernie@AdorablePetsVet.com
Tel:  860-554-5588

Fax: 860-554-5582