Realizing Your Pet’s Full Health
Through Regular Pet Exams
When you bring your cat or dog in for routine pet exams at our animal hospital in Amesbury, you receive an expert check on your pet’s health but also prevent illness before it starts. Preventive veterinary medicine can help extend your pet’s life and also uncover concerns before they become larger illnesses. From administering immune-boosting vaccines to establishing a baseline to measure health, exams give us a chance to do so much more than just “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 see us 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 they should visit at least annually to maintain their health. Once your pet hits their senior years, they should come in twice a year for exams since older pets are at risk of developing medical conditions rapidly. The time each pet is considered a senior depends on their size and species. If you’re unsure about your pet’s health condition and how often they should come in for pet exams, just ask us! We’re happy to help.
Puppy & Kitten Exams
The same as in humans, the first year of life is of prime importance for puppies and kittens. During every exam, a chance to discuss your new pet’s behavior, nutrition, and adjustment to your home are given. We like to see puppies and kittens during their first few months of life for a full nose-to-tail exam to check for intestinal parasites, administer vaccines and more. After an initial exam, we prescribe a vaccine schedule to further strengthen their developing immune system. Most typically, this schedule will run every 3-4 weeks until around 16 weeks of age depending on when we first started your pet’s vaccinations. Ask us for more information about a new puppy or kitten exam today.
New Client? Take Advantage of $20 Off Your First Visit
The only thing that gives us more satisfaction than seeing a healthy happy pet, is helping them get that way. If you’re in need of skilled and personable veterinary care, contact us to schedule an appointment today. To take advantage of $20 off as a new client, simply fill out your information here. We look forward to meeting you and your four-legged friend!