Each and every pet deserves the best quality veterinary care available. At Paumanok Veterinary Hospital, P.C., keeping your family pets healthy is our goal. A thorough history, including up-to-date blood test results, gives us a baseline against which we can measure changes in your pet’s health.
Early detection and treatment are very important to making sure your pet gets well. We employ many diagnostic tests to discover problems early.
Paumanok Veterinary Hospital, P.C.’s Comprehensive Approach to Pet Care
During your pet’s regular examinations, Paumanok Veterinary Hospital, P.C.’s veterinarians and staff will advise you about what to look for and early symptoms of health problems you might otherwise miss. We’ll listen carefully to your questions and observations. An educated and involved pet owner is our best ally. The more knowledge you have, the better decisions about treatment and care options you can make.
During each twice-yearly exam, in addition to a complete nose-to-tail, hands-on check, we will take the time to examine and discuss:
- Weight, diet, and nutrition
- Heart, skin, ears, lungs, and eyes
- Behavior issues or changes
- Teeth and your pet’s mouth
- Mobility issues—arthritis and neuropathies (nervous system problems)
- Gastrointestinal problems
An annual fecal exam is done to check for intestinal parasites. In addition, we test yearly for heartworm disease, blood parasites, and feline infections. After obtaining the results of these tests, we will prescribe appropriate preventive medications.
The Body Condition Score (BCS) is a nine-point scale describing your pet’s weight and conformation. It will help you understand where your pet is on a relative weight scale. Regular exercise is crucial for your pet and can be fun for both of you. As well as helping to control weight and keeping your pet fit, vigorous playtime outside along with regular walks can lead to fewer health problems.