4 Pets Clinic
Review History & Lifestyle with Family
One of the most important parts of any exam is to know what the family sees on a day to day basis. If you are sending some else to bring your pets, feel free to send a list of questions, observations or concerns. We begin our wellness examination by asking how your pet is doing and if you have any concerns to discuss with the veterinarian. Our technician will write down this information and add it to the information for the veterinarian.
Review and Address Concerns
Our veterinarian will review your concerns to verify we understand your questions, observations or concerns. We will discuss your concerns, inform you how to manage your pet's health and add subjects to the examination as necessary.
We obviously have to be sensitive to your pet and your pet's concerns but if your pet cooperates we will do a complete nose to tail physical. We start with the head and note anything special about the nose, the eyes, and the ears. Then we proceed to the body and check the heart and lungs. We finish up by checking the tail end. Along the way, we note parasites, infections, lumps and bumps and skin concerns. We will also keep a record of heart rate, respirations, weight etc. for future reference.
We will review your pets vaccination history and make appropriate recommendations. If you do not complete the vaccination series, your pet even though vaccinated may not be protected. If you do not revaccinate as recommended, your pet may lose protection and get sick.
Pets are vulnerable to many different parasites. Some parasites such as round worms and ticks can make people sick. Some parasites such as fleas can spread all over our homes, trouble our pets, drive us nuts, and rarely make us sick. Other parasites just make our pets miserable. We can find and treat these pests before they cause problems for you, for your family and for your pets.
We offer testing to see what is going on inside your pet. Most pets should have a heartworm test and a fecal test each year. Cats should have a Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and a Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) combo test at least once.
When people go to their doctor for an annual physical, the doctor usually wants blood tests to see how the organs are working. We offer a full veterinary laboratory to test your pet. If the veterinarian finds signs of problems during the physical, we can often run the test here and have the results back in a few minutes. Just as human doctors ask for testing of middle age and senior people, older pets should have laboratory tests each year.
Diet and Exercise
Yes, pets need to eat the right diet, in the right amount, and to get the right type and quantity of exercise. We can help you identify the proper weight for your pet and help you select the proper food and exercise program for your pet.
Please feel free to ask questions during your office visit.
Office Vist & Wellness Examination