Why Your Pet Needs an Annual Veterinary Exam


When was the last time your pet came into one of our offices?  

Annual vet check-ups are an essential part of your pet’s health and wellness.   Although your pet may not be feeling ill, an annual exam will help catch any health problems early on, as well as prevent problems from affecting your pet. 

What should you cover in your pet’s annual veterinary exam?

Physical Exam
During your pet’s physical exam, we will check your pet’s temperature.  The condition of their skin and coat is also a good indicator 
of your pet’s health and diet. 

Fleas & Ticks
During your vet visit, we check for fleas, ticks and worm infestations.  We also offer treatments to prevent parasites and tips on how to check for them on a regular basis – especially if your pet spends a lot of time outdoors.

Vaccinations help prevent certain diseases from affecting your pet.  It’s important that your pet has their core vaccinations – especially their rabies vaccination.  The rabies vaccination is required annually or every 3 years, depending on the vaccine used. 

Dental Cleanings
February is National Pet Dental Health Month!  Your annual check-up is the perfect time to schedule a dental cleaning for your pet.  During a dental cleaning, we can check to see if your pet has any signs of gingivitis.  We can help prevent smelly dog breath!

Allergy Testing
You’re not the only one suffering from allergies.  Dogs and cats can suffer from allergies.  You might notice your pet itching, licking or sneezing due to allergies.  We can perform an allergy test to determine the reason behind your pet’s allergies, as well as offer suggestions on how to ease the symptoms.

If your pet is due for an annual exam, contact one of our offices 
below to schedule an appointment!

The Cat Hospital

5th Avenue Cat Clinic

Paws and Claws Veterinary Hospital

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