Each visit to the clinic allows an opportunity to perform an oral examination. Like humans, pets can develop dental disease that can affect their ability to chew and digest food. Additionally, since pets cannot brush their teeth, the buildup of bacteria and tartar within the mouth can actually lead to more disease potential – such as infected or broken teeth, kidney disease, or even heart disease! Catching any dental disease early and introducing prevention such as brushing and routine dental cleanings can help improve your pet’s quality and longevity of life.
Internal Parasite Testing
We recommend screening your pet at least once a year for intestinal parasites. Parasites can live in your pet’s intestinal tract – causing bleeding, vomiting, diarrhea, interfering with food absorption, and spreading into the environment to be possibly transmitted to other pets. Some parasites can even be transmitted to humans! By testing your pet’s stool, we can help ensure they are free of parasites and decrease your risk of being exposed!