Wellness & Vaccinations

Annual Wellness Exams

Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital promotes proactive pet parenting; as the sole voice for your pet’s health, you are taking proactive steps just by reading this information and that’s a great start! As humans, we need to have annual check-ups to identify new issues in our ever-changing bodies. Well, the same goes for pets.

An Annual Wellness Exam is the “crystal ball” of your pet’s health, as it provides a detailed snapshot of possible issues before physical symptoms appear. As our pets are masters at hiding pain and discomfort, internal issues can gain momentum for months to years before you are aware. In the instance of kidney disease (a common diagnosis among pets), by the time symptoms present themselves, 75% of irreversible damage has already occurred to the kidneys. For this reason, we urge all pet parents to schedule annual Wellness Exams.


Whether it’s pets or people, vaccinations have long been the best prevention of diseases for decades. With the increasing number of pets co-mingling in our society and the fact that not all pet parents keep their pets current on vaccinations, it is your responsibility to ensure your pet is protected against the risks that are present with those who are not vaccinated.

If you board your pet or wish to enhance your pet’s wellbeing through day play, and/or training; their vaccine records will be a factor for sure. Vaccinations are required by boarding, day play, and training facilities for a reason…the risks are out there, don’t be the parent that wishes they had made the right decision after it’s too late.

Wellness Plans

The aspect of the costs involved to keep your pet’s wellness at the forefront is a common topic of discussion with our clients. Therefore, we have Wellness Plans available to soften the effects on your wallet. Our Wellness Plans are designed to combine the cost of all treatments your pet would need annually and spread that cost out among 12 months. We have a Wellness Plan for each stage of your pet’s life; from puppy/kitten plans to junior canine/feline plans, to senior canine/feline plans, each plan is tailored to simplify appropriate care with well-deserved savings for you.  Our basic plans include the cost of vaccines, $200 towards flea/tick/heartworm preventatives, one bloodwork panel, a fecal exam, a heartworm test, and two nail trims. Dental cleaning options can be added to complete your pet’s wellness for the year. For being a proactive pet parent through the purchase of a Wellness Plan, we waive future exam fees in appreciation of your good decision.

You want to see your special pet enjoy many wonderful years. We’d love to help you achieve that goal. Call us today and let’s get started!

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“I cannot speak highly enough about every single person at Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital. They truly embody their mission statement “Where we treat you like family and your pets as our own.”

Anisha S.
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“The attention and service provided to my two dogs by the vet technician (Ms. Wilder) and the Vet (Dr. McDonald) were impressive. They really put my two dogs first and made me feel they care about the health of my pets.”

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“We just put our three-year-old through training at day camp at Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital. Cheyenne and Will are great and Serena’s improved so much that we have taken her to Marietta Market, baseball games for the grandkids, and other little outings.”

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“Had to board for four days. I called to check on her and was given in detail how she did. Picked her up and she was not shaking (which she normally does when we are at vets). I will definitely use them again. Love this group. Very friendly and caring!”

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“If you need a cat groomer, I recommend Marissa! She was patient with my baby Oliver and made him feel comfortable. And he looks great!!!!”

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Frequently Asked Questions

As veterinarians we deal with a wide range of complicated issues in the course of our day-to-day work. If you don’t have all the answers, we might. We have some FAQ documents on a wide range of subjects for your pet. Whether you’re looking for answers to common questions or just curious, our FAQs could be the fastest route to the answers you need.

A puppy’s critical development period is 8 – 14 weeks, training is crucial during this period and is fine, given they’re at the appropriate level of vaccines. Puppies can meet other vaccinated puppies…we require all training participants to be at the appropriate stage of vaccination for their age.
They pose a variety of health and safety hazards. Without knowledge of the other dog’s backgrounds, it’s a risky situation at best. Other pet owners may not be aware of the risks…nor mindful of their pet.
Imagine not brushing your teeth for five years? Infection occurs when bacteria collects between the gums and teeth as they separate; it then enters the blood stream and sets up in the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Absolutely, NOT! Aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Dogs are extremely sensitive to the gastrointestinal effects of NSAIDs, resulting in pain, bleeding, and ulceration.
Change in appetite, lethargy, low energy, aggressiveness, inappropriate elimination, and vocalization are all signs of an underlying issue. Though the symptoms began recently, the issue began well before the symptoms began to show.
Our wellness plans spread out the cost of services throughout the year…much easier on your wallet. Part of your savings includes no exam fee when you come for a visit.
It provides a baseline of values to reference the next time your pet needs treatment. It also detects early signs of cancer, infection and disease, and ensures organs are properly functioning.
On July 19, 2018, the U.S. FDA issued an alert regarding grain-free diets and a possible link to dilated cardiomyopathy (a decreased ability to pump blood); often resulting in congestive heart failure. The correlation of peas, lentils, chickpeas, beans, and potatoes is the focus of the investigation and if your pet is currently on a grain free diet, the FDA urges pet owners to consult their veterinarian.

Call us today, we want to be your partner in your pet’s healthcare!