Keeping Your Pet Healthy from One Year to the Next

There are a variety of services that fit under the pet wellness care umbrella; in fact, much of the general care your pet will receive during their lifetime constitutes wellness care. At our animal hospital in Clifton Park, this includes:

  • A comprehensive physical exam
  • Vaccinations
  • Discussion about your pet’s nutrition/diet recommendations
  • Parasite testing (blood and fecal)
  • Urine testing (if needed)
  • Parasite treatments and preventatives
  • Monitoring weight gain/loss in comparison with previous visit
  • Spaying and neutering can also count as a wellness service, since they prevent certain diseases and infections from developing, thus helping pets live longer
Pet Exams in Clifton Park

Wellness Care and Pet Exams for Puppies and Kittens

Your pet should have their first exam by 6-8 weeks old. We need to see your new puppy or kitten as soon as possible after you have adopted them, so we can make sure they’re healthy and receiving the proper nutrients for development. For your pet’s first visit, bring a fresh (under 24 hours old) stool sample so we can test for internal parasites.

Senior Pet Care

Like humans, animals become more fragile and vulnerable to disease as they age. Our veterinarians recommend seeing your senior pet every 6 months for a full health checkup—this usually includes a physical exam, blood testing, and X-rays. Illness can develop quickly in older pets if left untreated, but bi-annual visits give us a better chance of catching illness in its earliest stages.
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Parasite Prevention Spring Promotion

Through the end of April 2018, be sure to stop in and pick up your dog’s parasite preventatives so you can enjoy some great perks! You can:

  • Purchase a 12-month supply of Heartgard Plus and Nexgard or Frontline Gold and receive a $50 mail-in rebate, a $10 instant coupon and a toy for your dog; OR
  • Purchase a 12-month supply of Heartgard Plus and a 6-month supply of Nexgard to receive a $12 mail-in rebate, a $5 instant coupon and a bonus dose of Nexgard

Let us know if you have any questions about this offer.

Parasites are more than pests; they can spread disease or cause allergic reactions in pets. Common parasitic conditions include:

  • Heartworm disease – heartworms are transmitted by infected mosquitoes, and travel through the bloodstream to your pet’s heart. They can greatly weaken the heart and even shorten the life of your pet if not treated quickly.
  • Lyme disease – transmitted by ticks
  • Flea allergy dermatitis – caused by flea bites

Hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms can also wreak havoc on your pet’s internal systems. A fecal test can indicate whether your pet has any of these parasites. We carry a number of high-quality parasite preventatives here at our hospital, and will be happy to recommend the best ones for your pet to keep them parasite- and disease-free.

To find out more about our pet wellness care services or to schedule a wellness visit, call us at (518) 383-6254.

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