At Juno, our goal is to work with you to provide the best care possible for your furry companions. At your first appointment, our vets will conduct a full nose to tail assessment of your pet. Together, we’ll build a care plan centered on your pet’s health and your goals. Our care plans are rooted in proactive, preventative, and personalized care, but customized for your pet’s needs. Your care plan should be revisited throughout your pet’s life to make sure we’re giving them optimal care. Let’s break down how preventative care plans work at Juno.
What is preventative pet care?
Preventative pet care involves taking early measures to keep your pet healthy, rather than addressing problems as they arise. We believe preventative care is core to helping pets live their best lives.
We also know there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to care. That’s why our veterinarians and care team work with you to build a unique care plan for your pet. Your custom plan accounts for your pet’s history, breed, and health goals, and includes best-in-class preventative measures. In short, our co-designed care plans lay the foundation for a healthier and happier life for your pet.
Key components of preventative pet care
Each of our personalized care plans have four key components. Here’s what they are and why they matter:
1. Annual pet wellness exams
Annual wellness exams help establish baseline values for your pet's vital signs, weight, and overall health. This makes it easier to spot deviations from their norms and catch concerns earlier.
2. Pet vaccines
Vaccines protect your pet against potential serious and life threatening diseases. They keep other pets around them safe as well. We recommend staying up to date on the following:
Dogs: Rabies, DHPP, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme*
*Speak to your vet to determine if Lyme is required for your pet.
Cats: Rabies, FVCRP, Feline Leukemia*
*Speak to your vet to determine if Feline Leukemia is required for your pet.
3. Parasite prevention and testing for your pet
Testing and prevention keeps your pets safe from parasites such as heartworm, ticks and fleas. We recommend annual heartworm and tick-borne disease testing to ensure there are no breakthrough infections, and monthly medication to keep your pet protected year-round from these serious (and potentially fatal) diseases.
Annual preventative medicine for heartworm, ticks and fleas help to ensure your pet stays healthy. Preventatives help safeguard your pet's health by preventing potentially life-threatening diseases like heartworm and reducing the risk of discomfort and illness caused by fleas, ticks, and various intestinal parasites.
It's hard to see what’s going on in your pets’ digestive tract. Fecal tests offer a non-invasive way to spot intestinal worms and other parasites. We suggest getting a fecal test done at your pet’s first visit and annually thereafter to ensure they stay in tip-top shape.
4. Bloodwork and diagnostics for your pet
Blood tests help us assess and monitor your pet's baseline blood levels. This makes it easier to catch early signs of trouble and gives us a personalized, and possibly more effective, plan in times of sickness.
Creating a personalized preventative care plan for your pet
At Juno, we’ve simplified the process of creating a care plan for your pet. During your pet's annual wellness check, you and your veterinarian will develop a plan that includes a wellness care schedule. This schedule covers important details like upcoming vaccine dates, annual blood and fecal checks, and heartworm and tick prevention protocols.
Every aspect of preventative pet care, from annual check-ups to vaccinations and preventatives, plays a role in shaping your pet's future. The goal of preventative care is to take action to prevent illness and equip your pet to live a longer, healthier life. This sets you and your pet up to avoid costly and time-consuming treatments in the long run.
Don’t worry—we’ll send you reminders to help you stay on top of your pet’s health, and you can find their annual wellness plan in your Juno App. Our top priority is your pet's well-being, and we’re here to provide all the support you need.
Reach out today to discuss a preventative care plan for your pet.