Inside the Clinic:
One of our skilled veterinarians will thoroughly access your dog via a physical exam consisting of vital checks of eyes, ears, respiratory and cardiac condition, body composition, and oral health, along with other comprehensive observations that indicate sickness and health.
After the exam, our veterinarian team can administer annual vaccinations to ensure your pet stays protected from common, highly transmissible diseases. Vaccines are split up into recommendations as core and non-core vaccines. Core vaccines are recommended for all dogs and non-core are lifestyle vaccines that are recommended depending on your dog’s type of activities. For canines, our core vaccines consist of Canine Distemper (DHLPP-C), Bordetella, and Rabies. Our non-core vaccines include Lyme and K-9 Influenza.
The physical assessment gives us clues as to what might be going on with your pet, but to truly understand the not-so-visible health of your pet, we recommend and offer annual bloodwork at a discounted price in conjunction with a yearly heartworm test to make sure your dog is on track to be their healthiest self.
Outside the Clinic:
While we love to see you and your pet for your annual wellness exam, there are limitations to what we can do to keep your pet healthy throughout the year, outside of our care. However, there are many ways that pet owners can keep their furry companions happy and healthy at home with the tools that we provide. The biggest tool at our disposal to keep your dog healthy year-round are preventatives. We are proud to offer the take-home parasite preventatives, Heartgard and Nexgard.
In addition to preventatives, you can keep your pet healthy year-round through our in-house pharmacy with preventatives including joint supplements, allergy medications, and vitamins, along with a wide range of other medications to treat your dog’s individual needs.
Regular teeth brushing is also highly recommended to prevent the buildup of tarter which can lead to heart and kidney disease, anorexia, and lethargy. This is an easy way to prevent long-term issues and can even turn into an enjoyable habit at home for both you and your dog! Routine dental cleanings are also recommended for your dog in the presentation of tarter and is a service that we offer at our clinic.