Routine examinations are an important part of preventative healthcare for your pet. They provide an opportunity for us to assess your pet's overall health and identify any potential problems early. We recommend that all pets have a routine examination at least once a year, although some may need them more frequently depending on their individual needs.
During a routine examination, we will take a thorough history from you about your pet's health, diet, and lifestyle. We will then carry out a physical examination of your pet from nose to tail. This will involve checking their weight, temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and mucous membranes. We will also assess their joints and muscles for any signs of pain or stiffness and check their eyes, ears, mouth, and skin for any abnormalities.
We will use all of this information to formulate a health plan for your pet which may involve further tests, vaccinations, or other treatment. We will also provide you with advice on how to best care for your pet and answer any questions you may have.
Vaccinations help to protect against serious and often deadly diseases. At our hospital, we offer a variety of vaccinations for dogs, cats, and other small animals. We will work with you to create a vaccination schedule that is specific to your pet's needs.
Vaccinations are not just for puppies and kittens. Adult dogs and cats need them too! Vaccinations help to keep your pet healthy and protected against disease. booster shots are typically given every one to three years, depending on the vaccine.
We understand that some pets may be anxious about getting vaccinated. Our staff is experienced in handling pets of all temperaments and will do everything possible to make your pet's experience as stress-free as possible.
If you have any questions about vaccinations or would like to schedule an appointment, please don't hesitate to contact us.
External parasites are a major concern for pet owners. Fleas and ticks can cause skin irritation and transmit diseases, while heartworms can be fatal. The best way to protect your pet from these dangers is to partner with your veterinarian to create a parasite control plan that's right for them.
There are many products available for preventing and treating parasites, and your vet can help you choose the ones that will work best for your pet's individual needs. Some products require a prescription, so be sure to ask about those when you visit the clinic.
Regular check-ups are also important for keeping parasites under control. During these visits, your vet will check your pet for any signs of infestation and can provide treatment if necessary. They will also be able to advise you on the best way to prevent parasites in the future.
By taking these steps, you can help keep your pet happy and healthy for years to come.
Microchipping is a simple and permanent form of identification for your pet. It's quick, easy, and painless, and it could be the key to finding your lost pet.
A microchip is a tiny computer chip (about the size of a grain of rice) that is implanted under the skin of your pet. The chip contains a unique ID number that can be read by a special scanner. If your pet is lost, any veterinarian or animal shelter can scan the microchip and contact you to return your pet home safely.
Microchipping is quick, easy, and relatively painless. The microchip is injected under the skin with a needle, similar to a routine vaccine injection. There is no need for anesthesia or sedation.
The microchip itself does not require any maintenance or care. It will remain safely under your pet's skin for their entire life.
If you are interested in microchipping your pet, please talk to your veterinarian. They will be able to answer any questions you may have and help you get started.
Obesity is a serious medical condition that can have negative effects on your pet’s health. Some of the health problems associated with obesity include:
The good news is that obesity is preventable and reversible. By working with your veterinarian, you can develop a nutrition and exercise plan to help your pet reach and maintain a healthy weight.
We understand that it can be difficult to keep your pet at a healthy weight. Our team can help you create a nutrition and exercise plan that will help your pet lose weight safely and improve their overall health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.