Keep Your Pet Happy & Healthy with Wellness Exams

There are a variety of services that fit under the pet wellness care umbrella; in fact, much of the general care your pet will receive during their lifetime constitutes wellness care.

We can also perform many of our wellness services in the comfort of home. Our house call services can accommodate those who are unable to travel to our animal hospital.

At our animal hospital in Clifton Park, our Wellness Exams include:

  • A comprehensive physical exam
  • Vaccinations
  • Discussion about your pet’s nutrition/diet recommendations
  • Parasite testing (blood and fecal)
  • Urine testing (if needed)
  • Parasite treatments and preventatives
  • Monitoring weight gain/loss in comparison with previous visit
  • Spaying and neutering can also count as a wellness service, since they prevent certain diseases and infections from developing, thus helping pets live longer

Schedule a wellness visit online or call us at (518) 383-6254 to schedule a house call appointment. 

Parasite Prevention

Parasites are more than pests; they can spread disease or cause allergic reactions in pets. Common parasitic conditions include:

  • Heartworm disease – heartworms are transmitted by infected mosquitoes, and travel through the bloodstream to your pet’s heart. They can greatly weaken the heart and even shorten the life of your pet if not treated quickly.
  • Lyme disease – transmitted by ticks
  • Flea allergy dermatitis – caused by flea bites

Hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms can also wreak havoc on your pet’s internal systems. A fecal test can indicate whether your pet has any of these parasites. We carry a number of high-quality parasite preventatives here at our hospital, and will be happy to recommend the best ones for your pet to keep them parasite- and disease-free.

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Pet Exams in Clifton Park

Lab Work & Diagnostics

Wellness care relies heavily on our in-house lab and diagnostic equipment. We use our in-house lab for age-appropriate testing including for the following:

  • CBC – Complete Blood Count
  • Chemistry
  • T4 (thyroid)
  • 4DX
  • Urinalysis
  • Phenobarbital levels
  • Heartworm testing
  • Tick testing
  • Feline leukemia
  • Feline AIDS
  • Pancreatitis
  • Parvo

We can obtain test results in 10-15 minutes when needed so we can completely assess your pet’s health, diagnose any existing conditions, and work up a treatment plan right away.

Our veterinarians and staff are also highly trained to perform imaging procedures including ultrasound and digital X-rays, as well as electrocardiograms and blood pressure measurements.

Wellness Care and Pet Exams for Puppies and Kittens

Your pet should have their first exam by 6-8 weeks old. We need to see your new puppy or kitten as soon as possible after you have adopted them, so we can make sure they’re healthy and receiving the proper nutrients for development. For your pet’s first visit, bring a fresh (under 24 hours old) stool sample so we can test for internal parasites.

Senior Pet Care

Like humans, animals become more fragile and vulnerable to disease as they age. Our veterinarians recommend seeing your senior pet every 6 months for a full health checkup—this usually includes a physical exam, blood testing, and X-rays. Illness can develop quickly in older pets if left untreated, but bi-annual visits give us a better chance of catching illness in its earliest stages.
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