At Upper East Side Animal Clinic, we believe in prevention. If you pay us a visit for your pet’s routine yearly exam, we will be able to detect potential problems before they turn into an illness or medical issue requiring treatment. If a health problem is detected in its early stages, there is a much higher chance of treating it quickly, successfully and at a much lower cost for the pet owner.
When you bring your pet to our clinic for a comprehensive exam, one of our skilled veterinarians will have the chance to evaluate your pet’s overall state of health and discuss any relevant issues. These are some of the steps we will take during the comprehensive exam to make sure that your pet is healthy:
- A comprehensive “nose-to-tail” exam: inspecting your pet’s eyes, teeth, ears, joint mobility, overall behavior as well as his/her reflexes
- Administering the necessary vaccinations
- Checking your pet’s stool for intestinal parasites
- Discussing any potential concerns that you might have
We believe it is important to educate pet owners in order to make sure that they are making the right decisions for their pets. So if you have any questions or concerns about your pet, do not hesitate to ask them. We will be happy to talk to you and make sure that you have all the information you need to ensure that your pet leads a long and healthy life.
A Pet Physical Exam That Will Help You Make Sure Your Pet Is 100% Healthy
During a routine exam, we often detect parasites in our patients’ stool. Parasites can cause a number of issues for your pet:
- Compromise your pet’s immune system
- Cause allergic reactions
- Cause anemia
- Transmit infectious bacteria and viruses
- Steal nutrients from your pet
- Cause skin irritation and skin infections
If we happen to detect parasites on your pet or within his/her stool, we will first identify the type of parasite and then recommend a course of treatment to remove the parasite from your pet’s body. In addition, while no one can guarantee that your pet will never come into contact with a parasite, our veterinary team can most certainly advise you on how to minimize your pet’s exposure to them as well as how to treat them once they have been detected.
Take a look at some of the most common parasites:
- Ear mites
- Sarcoptic mites
Overall, while some of these parasites can be very dangerous to your pet’s health, keep in mind that they can be treated successfully and relatively easily. There are a number of parasite control products that our team at Upper East Side would be able to recommend for your pet.
Vaccines During the Veterinary Physical Examination
Another important reason to pay us a visit is to make sure that your pet’s vaccines are up-to-date. Getting your pet the vaccinations that he/she needs is a number one guarantee that your pet will be protected from major life-threatening infectious diseases. However, we also believe that it is very important not to over vaccinate your pet. As a result, when your pet comes for their annual check up, we will be happy to evaluate them based on their age, breed and lifestyle and recommend a vaccine based on those factors. We firmly believe that customized vaccination protocols are the best way to keep your pet healthy and make sure that he/she is getting the necessary protection while also not being overexposed to vaccines.
Do you have a question regarding your pet’s health and wellbeing? Are you worried that your pet is not behaving like his/her usual self? If so, feel free to get in touch with your neighborhood vet at Upper East Side clinic for advice or more information. Whether you have a small puppy or kitten or an elderly dog or cat, we would be happy to conduct a physical exam and determine your pet’s overall health. For more information, feel free to get in touch with us today at 212-396–3020.
Our Hours of Operation
Monday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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