Annual Health Exam and Vaccinations

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 in Services

Annually, your pet will receive a complete and thorough physical examination.  All body systems are checked from head to tail.  Every animal will receive an ear, eye, and skin exam, oral cavity check, and a thoracic exam, which involves listening to the heart and lungs. Once yearly appropriate lab work will be performed for your pet, such as heartworm testing for dogs and intestinal parasite testing for dogs and cats. In senior patients, we recommend annual senior wellness lab work, which may allow us to diagnose a potential problem early before clinical signs occur.

For dogs, a Rabies vaccination, Bordetella vaccination and Distemper combination vaccination is given yearly to protect your pet against serious infections, such as leptospirosis, adenovirus, distemper virus and parvovirus.

Cats will receive Rabies and FVRCP vaccinations on a yearly basis.  FeLV vaccine is given yearly only if your cat goes outdoors.

The vaccinations discussed above are considered core vaccines.