Getting a new pet and adding a new addition to the family makes for happy times and fond memories! Just like any other member of your family, your new pet is going to need a few things from their doctor to have a happy, long life.
After you have caught up with your regular routine after the Holiday season, it is a must that your new pet get a physical exam from your veterinarian. No matter where your new pet came from, he or she is still susceptible to different diseases, allergies and parasites.
In this physical examination, your pet will have their eyes, nose, ears, gums and their overall body structure checked. Their skin will be thoroughly examined to check for possible allergies, diseases or parasites. Their temperature will get taken, one of our knowledgeable doctors will listen to your little one’s heart and lungs and feel over other internal organs to ensure they are functioning properly. A fecal test will also be included. Blood work may need to be done depending on your pet’s breed.
New puppies and kittens need vaccinations to help keep up their immune system while it is maturing. Certain vaccinations are required by law and others are given for important health factors.
Dr. Adney will recommend a diet plan for your pet. Each pet is different and will have their own nutritional needs.
The goal of this physical exam is to not only rule out diseases spread by parasites, fleas and ticks, but to prevent them from occurring so you and your new family member have a long road ahead.
Please call us to set up an appointment for your new pet: (727)-785-7200. We want your pet to have a long and happy life with your family!