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Pet Wellness Care and Prevention for a Long, Happy Life

For your pet to live a long healthy life, they require regular pet wellness care. Routine pet exams for the pets of Edgewater and Rodgers Park allow us to check for abnormalities, talk to you about any behavior changes at home, perform necessary bloodwork and diagnostics as needed, and more. We recommend annual exams for most pets, but some may call for two or more exams a year. Puppies and kittens, senior pets, and those with chronic conditions are more vulnerable to illness, and pet wellness care checks help us keep a closer eye on them.

Our Typical Pet Exams

When you bring your pet to us for a regular check-up we cover a range of areas that affect their everyday health. We perform and discuss the following at our pet exams:

  • Nose-to-tail physical exam
  • Bloodwork, if needed
  • Diagnostic screening
  • Parasite prevention
  • Vaccinations
  • Nutrition and weight management programs

We offer vaccinations, flea and tick prevention, and a full line of veterinary diets in house. Additionally, bloodwork and diagnostic screenings taken when they are healthy help us better understand the extent of the problem when they are ill. For any medications, our full onsite pharmacy will be able to accommodate you.

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Life Stage Care: Different Needs at Every Age

Each life stage of your pet deserves its own unique brand of care. Puppies and kittens have different needs than adults, who have different needs than seniors! To properly account for all your pet’s needs, we tailor our pet wellness care plans specifically for them.

Just like any newborn baby, puppies and kittens are vulnerable and require special attention. They’ll need parasite testing, a vaccination schedule, and we may also discuss their diet to ensure they are getting the nutrition they need. We’ll also touch base about a spay or neuter surgery for your new pet. The surgery has loads of benefits that far outweigh the negatives and you can learn more here.

Depending on their lifestyle, adults may require different vaccinations such as Bordetella for kennel cough, or other lifestyle vaccines. It’s also important that their parasite prevention is consistent and any new development such as allergies are swiftly addressed and treated. This time of a pet’s life is typically the least needy, but that doesn’t mean you should stop bringing them to see us! They need thorough exams and updated vaccinations on the regular.

Older pets, just like newborns, have a special set of vulnerabilities. Now that veterinary medicine is so advanced, pets are living longer fuller lives, which also leads to some of the same issues we suffer from as humans. They are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, may lose their sight or hearing, and often develop chronic conditions such as arthritis. Bi-annual pet exams help your pet maintain their health well into their golden years. We not only treat them for any malady but can offer advice and treatments for their at-home care that fits into your lifestyle and their needs.

Learn More

To learn more about pet wellness care and its importance in your pet’s health, please contact us today and schedule an appointment!

Lori A.

My experience with Broadway Animal Hospital has been great in dealing with my 18 year old kitty who has failing kidneys. Super friendly and very helpful. Dr Perry and hospital manager, Michael, have gone above & beyond and have been great about calling me with updates and more. I appreciate them and I am glad they're in the neighborhood.

Jenni L.

I trust the care of my beloved 11-year-old pug to Dr. Perry. He is very knowledgeable and gentle. He is not only a doctor, but also a friend who listens. The front staff are always polite and considerate. I love this place! So glad I found it since I am new to Chicago

Galen G.

I've been taking my cat to Broadway Animal Hospital the past few years until recently when she passed away suddenly from a rapidly declining lung condition. 

When Dr. Kas was informed of my cat's passing he called me personally to say he was sorry and really comforted me in my time of mourning... I really appreciate that quality of service. I have had nothing but great experiences when I took my kitty in for checkups. When I'm ready to adopt another furry life companion, I'll gladly take them there

George E.

Fantastic doctors and staff! Dr. Kaz and his entire staff were just wonderful with our little girl chihuahua mix. Would highly recommend to all!

Kit S.

Dr. Kas and his staff are wonderful.  I've been going to BAH for almost 35 years and would never consider going elsewhere.  When I visit, I know my companions have had the very best care (and the most up to date care) available.  Thank goodness they are here for us!

Marchetta G.

I rushed my sick cat here for the first time in tears with no appointment made. They took her in immediately and Michael (the manager) stayed with me and her for an entire day while she was sustained on oxygen. Dr. Perry and Michael both did all they could to save my kitty. She was 17 years old and unfortunately passed away when I took her home and off of the oxygen. This office and staff handled her cremation arrangements with such sensitivity and grace and dr. Perry called me immediately after hearing the news of her her passing. I will never take my fur babies anywhere else but here. Your pets are in loving, professional and gentle hands here.

Van D.

I have been taking our pets here for over 20 yrs now and BAH has always been the best.
Dr. Kaz and his great staff are always professional and exceedingly kind.

We LOVE Broadway Animal Hospital!

Jeff B.

What an exceptionally friendly and well-run office! Everyone on staff was extremely helpful and outwardly happy to help. They treated my cat like she was their own and talked me through everything they were doing. If she needs anything else going forward, this is who I'll be taking her to.

Hector N.

I’ve visited 6 animal hospitals as I have moved several times around Chicago. This is hands down the best experience I’ve ever had with a vet in terms of care, pricing and friendliness. Now that my dog is 8 years old, I feel happy to say that we’ve found a team of vets that we trust.

Carol-Ann B.

The staff was wonderful! The vet was excellent! We were in and out very quickly but all my questions were answered ! Highly recommend!

Becky B.

I could not love Dr. Kaz and his team more! They are professional and kind and they truly care about each and every one of their patients.

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