We perform full examination on all of our patients before vaccination. An exam is required due to the fact that vaccinations are not without their side effects, and we want to make sure animals are healthy before vaccination. At this visit, we also talk about a patient’s lifestyle, arthritis concerns, growths, weight concerns, and dental disease. We tailor a patient’s vaccination to its lifestyle, because all patients are not the same.
Annual Physical Exam
Annual health checks can help our veterinarians diagnose, treat or even prevent problems before they become life-threatening. They’re also a great opportunity to ask us about pet nutrition, pet behaviour and other issues. Give your best friend every opportunity to live a long, healthy and happy life.
There are a number of intestinal worms and protozoal parasites that can infect dogs and cats. Among the intestinal worms are tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. More than 100,000 eggs can be produced daily by a single worm. These eggs are passed in the pet’s feces and spread throughout the area in which the pet roams. Once in the environment, these eggs can remain infective and present a health risk for your pet and humans for years. There are also a number of single-celled parasites such as Giardia and Isospora (coccidia) which are commonly found among puppies and kittens in breeding facilities, shelters, pet stores, and areas where pets have soiled.
Puppy and Kitten Advice
A new addition to the family is a very happy and exciting time, but it can also be a little confusing – which food to feed? Do I need insurance? Should I have my pet neutered? There are many questions to answer. Sherbourne Animal Hospital runs a free nurse clinic to discuss all the topics every new pet owner needs to know. Even if you haven’t yet decided which pet is for you, give us a ring and our team will be happy to give you some advice.
Dental Health Checks
Dental problems are very common in pet animals, and painful abscesses and extractions can often be avoided by preventative de-scaling. When teeth are in need of extracting we have a range of specific dental surgical instruments and high speed drills (very similar to those which you find in your own dentist)
Sherbourne Animal Hospital have a senior pet program aims to carry out regular in depth health examinations to try and pick up age related diseases and to treat them before they become serious. Early diagnosis and preventative healthcare is the key to this clinic and can help ensure your pet fulfils its maximum life expectancy. Please do enquire for further details.