REALIZING YOUR PETS FULL HEALTH THROUGH REGULAR PET EXAMS
When you bring your dog or cat in for routine pet exams at Animal Medical Center of Clearwater, you will receive an expert comprehensive evaluation on your pets health but also prevent illness before its starts. Preventative veterinary medicine can help extend your pets life and also uncover concerns before they become advanced illnesses. From administering immune-boosting vaccines to establishing a baseline to measure health,exams give us an opportunity to do so much more than just a “check-up.”
HOW OFTEN WE SHOULD SEE YOUR PET
The frequency you bring your pet in to see us depends on their age and overall health status. To ensure a growing puppy or kitten stays healthy, they should be seen several times a year for vaccine boosters and to test for parasites. After one year of age ,your pet may not need to see us as frequently, but should visit at least annually to maintain their health. Once your pet hits their senior years, they should come in every 6 months for exams since older pets are at risk of developing medical conditions more frequently. The time each pet is considered a senior depends on their size and species. If you’re unsure about your pets health condition and how often they should come in for pet exams, just ask us! We are happy to help.
PUPPY & KITTEN EXAMS
As in humans, the first year of life is of prime importance for puppies and kittens. During every exam ,an opportunity to discuss your new pets behavior,nutrition,house training, and adjusting to a new environment are given. We recommend for puppies and kittens during their first few months of life to check for intestinal parasites,administer vaccines, and more.After the initial
exam ,we plan a vaccine schedule to further strengthen their developing immune system. Most typically ,this schedule will run every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age depending on when we first started your pets vaccinations.
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