Regular examinations keep your pet healthy. We recommend that all pets undergo a complete wellness exam at least once a year. Frequent routine exams help us identify and treat dog and cat diseases.
At My Best Friend Veterinary Center, we believe that your pet is healthier when you are a part of his or her health care plan. Exams are a great time for you to share information with us about your dog and cat’s health. We may ask you questions about your pet’s diet and lifestyle and we encourage you to ask any questions you may have about your pet’s health. During an exam, we will discuss vaccinations, nutrition, behavior and other topics that are important for maintaining the health and well-being of your dog or cat.
Most importantly, we do a complete examination of your pet which allows us to develop a comprehensive health profile for your pet. This information aids us in future treatment and helps us identify medical problems at an early stage, before they develop into serious conditions that are difficult and expensive to treat.
Our annual exams include:
Wellness Exams – Our wellness exams involve inspecting your pet from nose to tail. We take time to discuss any concerns you may have during the visit, such as any behavioral issues affecting your pet’s health. We can then make recommendations to continue to improve their health and send you on your way with the knowledge you need to keep them happy and healthy.
New Puppy Exams – A new puppy can be a big responsibility, and our new puppy exams are not only helpful for owners, but for pets as well. Your puppy gets used to coming to the vet for a checkup, and you receive information and can ask questions about the best way to care for your puppy as he or she grows.
New Kitten Exams – Kittens can be a joy in any home, and keeping your kitten healthy is important. Our new kitten exams help both owners and kittens acclimate to regular checkups.
Vaccinations – Vaccines are an important part of your dog and cat’s health. Keeping up with your vaccination schedule is important, and our office sends regular reminders when it comes time for you to visit again so you don’t have to try to remember.
Heartworm Protection and Flea Prevention – During your wellness exam and any time you come to visit, we discuss heartworm and flea prevention with pet owners. Pets benefit when steps are taken to prevent heartworm, fleas, and ticks from affecting their health.
Microchipping – Often done at a young age, microchipping gives owners peace of mind in case their pet wanders off or gets lost. These chips are placed over the shoulder blades by injection at new puppy and kitten exams, but can be done on older dogs as well during their wellness exam or during spay and neuter procedures.
Nutrition Counseling – We can discuss weight control and special diets if you find your dog or cat’s weight has changed significantly at any time. Their health is as important to us as it is to you, and giving you the tools you need to succeed is our goal.
Behavior Modification Techniques and Education
Stool Analysis – Done during annual exams, a stool analysis helps your vet determine if there are any internal intestinal parasites or worms harming your pet’s health. If these are evident, we take steps to help your pet recover.
Pedicure – Our grooming services are second to none, and during your exams, you can choose to have your dog or cat receive a pedicure from our experienced team.
For annual exams for your dog or cat, and continuous support their whole life, contact us today!