Physical examinations: Physical examinations include listening to the heart and lungs, looking at the eyes, ears and coat and feeling the pet for internal abnormalities such as joint issues or lumps. Depending on your pet’s age and medical conditions, a physical exam should be performed at least once a year.
Vaccinations: Keeping your pet up to date on their vaccines is one of the best ways to ensure lifelong health. Your dog or cat is better protected from many common contagious diseases when they are vaccinated. You and your doctor will determine which vaccinations are necessary for your pet’s lifestyle.
Blood/Urine/Fecal testing: These are a window into your pet’s health. They provide vital information concerning kidney, liver, and other organ functions, along with disease processes such as heartworm, diabetes and hypo/hyperthyroidism. Performing lab work will let us know what kind of changes may be occurring in your pet before clinical symptoms are noticed.
Microchipping: What happens if you lose your pet and they aren’t wearing any identification? If your pet is microchipped, your chances of getting them back are drastically improved. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades. Implanting an animal with a microchip is a simple procedure and can be done at any time. When your pet is fitted with our HomeAgain brand microchip they have a unique, universal identifier on at all times. This universal chip can be read on a variety of scanners including those found at animal control and humane society facilities. It is also readable on international scanners, so your pet can be identified anywhere in the world.
Digital X-ray: Diagnostic imaging can give you a window into your pet’s health by looking at their organs. Our digital x-ray provides crisp, detailed imagery of various organs such as the heart, lungs and liver.
Electrocardiograms: An Electrocardiogram (ECG) allows us to view and record the heart’s electrical activity. This shows us if there is an irregular heart rhythm. An ECG may give us insight into potential heart disease or other problems affecting the heart.
Blood Pressure Monitoring: Blood pressure may be checked regularly as part of an exam or it may be necessary to check due to the medications your pet is on. Hypertension (high blood pressure) may be the result of many medical conditions, and the presence of high blood pressure in your pet may indicate that a more serious condition needs to be treated. It can also be a side effect of certain medications. Blood pressure measurement is especially critical in emergency situations and when a pet is under anesthesia.
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