What to expect during your first and all subsequent canine office visits:
Your Veterinarian will complete a full physical examination to establish a baseline for the overall health of your pet checking the following:
- Body Weight
- General health of your pet
- Teeth and Gum health
- Fecal testing – to check for various parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, etc…
- Bloodwork – to check for Liver, Kidney and Thyroid function as well as heartworms
- They will also check for any early waring signs for potential future problems such as joint heath – most notably displasia, a precursor to arthritis
Your veterinarian will complete all of the same examinations as above, with the exception of the Bloodwork.
Since a fecal exam is an important part of these exams, we request that you do everything possible to bring a stool sample with you to your appointment.