Dogs and cats require preventative care to keep them in the best possible health. If it has been a while since your pet’s last wellness visit, contact our team at Clay-Chalkville Animal Clinic in Clay to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians. Annual wellness visits are a great way to keep an eye on your pet’s health and catch any medical issues early before they have a chance to become worse.
To keep your pets from contracting fleas or ticks during the warmer times of the year, it is best to provide them with medication that keeps your pets safe from pests. This medication is given monthly for constant protection against parasites. With topical treatments, the medication is placed between a pet's shoulder blades so they are unable to reach it after the application. Internal parasites like roundworms, heartworms, and tapeworms can also be thwarted with medication in a pill or liquid form. Our veterinarians will perform a thorough pet examination to see if your dog or cat has any type of parasite. We can provide several treatment options if they are needed.
Many pet owners have their pets microchipped to provide them with a greater chance of being returned if they become lost. When an animal is brought to a veterinarian’s office or an animal shelter, it is scanned by the staff to check for a microchip. The microchips that are implanted in pets contain a special serial number that is recorded in a national database. This number is linked to your contact information and any relevant medical issues that are present in your pet. The staff will let you know that they have found your lost pet and you can be quickly reunited.
Routine vaccinations protect your dog or cat from a variety of diseases and medical conditions. Our veterinarians keep a log of the vaccines your pet receives so they are always up-to-date with any necessary vaccinations. These vaccinations are administered during routine examinations.
Spaying or Neutering
If your pet is unaltered, consider having it spayed or neutered so it does not reproduce along with certain other health benefits. These are surgical procedures and they need to be scheduled by our veterinarians after a routine examination is completed. Your pet requires this exam to ensure it is healthy enough for surgery. Your pet is monitored after surgery and a follow-up appointment is usually recommended to check the incision site.
Veterinary Care for Pet Wellness in Clay, AL
If you are a new pet owner or new to the area, bring your pet in for a visit at Clay-Chalkville Animal Clinic. Our veterinarians will perform a thorough examination and provide any treatment as needed. Call our office today at (205) 681-1700 to schedule an appointment.