During your pet’s visit, you can expect one of our veterinarians to conduct a thorough nose-to-tail physical examination of your pet’s health. You might be asking, “Why do I have to come in just to have my pet looked at?” The answer is that your veterinarian knows exactly how to spot the early signs of illness and other medical conditions. With just a physical examination, your veterinarian can detect potential concerns and determine the appropriate tests to run in order to diagnose your pet’s condition. These visits are also a great opportunity to ask your veterinarian any questions you may have about nutrition, exercise, behavior, and other aspects of your pet’s care.
Vaccinating your pet is the best way to minimize the threat of many life-threatening illnesses. Our veterinarians can administer all core vaccines, which are recommended for all pets, and a wide range of non-core vaccines, which they will recommend based on your pet’s age, lifestyle, and exposure risk. Your veterinarian will be happy to help you decide which non-core vaccines are right for your pet.
Fleas, ticks, heartworm, intestinal parasites – we can recommend preventative medicine to protect your pet from these nasty parasites. The bite of a flea or tick can transmit dangerous diseases, including Lyme disease, tapeworm, and bartonella, while heartworm and intestinal parasites can cause serious harm to your pet’s vital internal organs. For these reasons, we strongly recommend that all pets, even indoor pets, take a preventative medicine. Your veterinarian will help you determine the best prevention program for your pet.
Losing your animal companion is a terrifying feeling. Microchipping is the best way to ensure your pet’s safe return home should he or she ever be lost. A microchip is a tiny, electronic identification device. It’s size makes it easy and painless to implant – the procedure takes seconds and can be performed during any routine visit to the veterinarian. Once your pet is microchipped, you must register the chip in an online database. Should your pet ever be lost, an animal hospital or shelter can scan him or her for the microchip, access your contact information from the online registry, and return him or her safely.
We recommend microchip implantation for all cats and dogs. Even indoor pets can escape and pet owners should be prepared for this possibility. Completing this safe, painless, and inexpensive procedure will greatly increase your chance of reuniting with a lost pet.