Annual Physical Exams for Pets near Pittsburgh, PA
Kiski Valley Animal Clinic offers a wide range of in-house bloodwork options to diagnose, treat, and help keep your pet healthy. We can provide pre-anesthesia panels to complete blood counts within a matter of minutes. Outside lab results for more in-depth blood tests come back within one or two business days.
General surgeries are performed two days per week in our vet clinic. Spaying and neutering are the most common surgeries performed on dogs and cats, and most pets handle the surgery very well. Be sure to follow instructions regarding withholding food and water before surgery. Length of stay depends on the pet’s age, size, sex, and condition.
Annual examinations are the cornerstone of a good preventive care regimen. Preventive care is critical for your pet’s health, giving your veterinarian the opportunity to catch and treat illness early, before it can adversely impact your pet’s quality of life. Physical exams are also necessary for the approval of another year’s worth of heartworm medication, as well as a review of all other medications for yearly prescription renewal.
A radiograph, or X-ray, is a type of photograph that reveals the body’s bones and internal organs. This is a very useful diagnostic tool for veterinarians because it can help obtain information about almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones.
Dental Exams & Cleanings
Regular inspection of your pet’s mouth is important to catch dental disease in the early stages. A professional dental cleaning by a trained veterinarian removes not only the visible plaque and tartar on the surface of the teeth but also the bacteria under the gums. This eliminates potential sources of infection to the mouth and other organs and protects your pet from pain and tooth loss.
Vaccination decisions should always be made in consultation with a veterinarian so they can be tailored to meet a pet’s individual needs. According to the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) vaccine guidelines, the following vaccines are considered “core” (indispensable) vaccines for all dogs in the United States:
The following vaccine is considered “non-core,” which is to say it is an optional vaccine that cats can benefit from based on their risk for exposure to the diseases in question:
The following vaccines are considered non-core, which is to say they are optional vaccines that dogs can benefit from based on risk for exposure to the diseases in question:
According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners’ vaccination guidelines, the following vaccines are considered “core” (indispensable) vaccines for all cats in the United States:
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To learn more about vaccinations, please visit the “Tips” page on our website. If you have specific questions about a service or would like a free estimate, call Kiski Valley Animal Clinic any time during business hours. Our clinic services Leechburg, Vandergrift, Ford City, PA and surrounding areas.
Kiski Valley Animal Clinic, Inc.
103 Rhoda Ave
Leechburg, PA 15656