Head to Tail Exam
The annual exam can help keep your pet healthy for years to come by bringing your pet in to see our Gillette Veterinarians. You give us the opportunity to see your pet and examine them from head to tail every year. Pets have evolved to hide symptoms of potential illnesses and injuries. Your veterinarian can find signs of these hidden problems during a full examination. Animal Medical Center veterinarians can also detect illnesses and injuries before they become serious. Our veterinarians perform an exam that covers the patient’s whole body including the coat and skin, ears, nose, mouth and teeth, eyes, heart, stomach, and lungs. They also check joints for any pain or discomfort and check that your pet is at a healthy weight.
After the exam, the veterinarian can recommend and discuss with you further services that your pet might need to stay healthy. For example, services such as dentistry, blood-work, special diets, or elective surgery like a spay or neuter can all be instrumental in keeping your pet happy and healthy for many years to come.
All pets need vaccinations to protect them from prevalent diseases. There are diseases out there that can be life threatening for your pets. Vaccines have been created to protect your pet against some of the most prevalent and serious diseases. Animal Medical Center recommends keeping your pets up to date on these vaccinations in order to protect them and ensure optimal health. Cats and dogs require different vaccinations. Dogs need vaccinations to protect them against Parvo Virus, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Bordetella (aka Kennel Cough) and Rabies. Cats need vaccinations to protect them against Feline Distemper (Rhinotracheitis), Calici Virus, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia, and Rabies. Our Gillette Veterinarians also recommend a yearly deworming for your pets.
Ask Your Questions
There is no such thing as a dumb question! Your pet’s yearly examination is the perfect time to bring in your questions and talk with our Gillette Veterinarians about your concerns. Do you think your pet sleeps too much? Do you have questions about the right food for your pets? Has there been a change in habits and you wonder if it means something serious? Talking with our veterinarians about your pets’ health and nutrition can help your pets live a longer, healthier life.