A physical exam is the foundation of our veterinary practice. This helps us establish whether your pet is experiencing good overall health, responding well to ongoing treatments, and free from worms or parasites. We’ll also make sure that your pet is a healthy weight. This gives us a baseline for determining what it looks like when your pet is healthy and allows us to detect changes that may indicate your pet is becoming ill, even if there are no obvious outward signs. This greatly increases our chances of successfully treating a disease.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to over-feed a pet that knows how to beg. But being overweight is a serious problem for animals and can cause real health problems as they get older. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range.
Pet surgery can be extremely stressful, but we want you to know that you (and your pet) are in good hands. Our highly-trained and experienced team avails themselves of only the best when it comes to training and veterinary equipment. We’ll also make sure that we can offer high-quality and actionable information when it comes to preparing your pet for surgery and taking care of them afterwards.
When it comes to protecting your pet’s health and extending your life, vaccinations are among the simplest and most effective procedures you can ask for. They protect your pet from life-threatening illnesses such as rabies, while eliminating the risk from other diseases that are commonly responsible for infant mortality.
Some pets like to get lost. No one enjoys the stress that comes when your dog slips off its leash or your cat runs out the door – that’s where microchips come in. These are tiny chips that are injected under your pet’s skin in a simple and painless procedure. They are then loaded with their identity and address. These make it easy for vets, shelters, and animal control officials to identify your pet and return them to you quickly.
Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pet’s health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems. We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often times health problems that go undetected can become more serious issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.