A regular physical examination is just as important for your pet as it is for you. Our veterinarians recommend a complete physical examination for your pet at least once a year, though more frequent exams are encouraged. During a physical examination, we perform a “nose-to-tail” examination of your pet. We examine your pet’s nose, eyes, ears, check your pet’s teeth and oral cavity, listen to your pet’s heart and lungs, carefully examine the skin and coat, look for any unusual lumps or swelling, palpate the abdomen and muscles and perform an orthopedic evaluation of the bones, joints and back.
Vaccinating your pet is a simple procedure that is safe, effective and well worth the financial commitment. Many diseases that were once considered fatal to pets are now under control due to the use of modern vaccines. As new preventative vaccines come onto the market, we will carefully research them to be sure we’re offering the exact right vaccines for your pets.
When vaccinations are administered, the body produces substances called antibodies. When the actual disease agent is encountered by the animal’s body, these antibodies respond very quickly, to neutralize the disease. These antibodies are only possible if the animal had been previously vaccinated.
At Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital, we realize that not every pet requires the same vaccinations. We tailor a unique vaccination schedule for your pet based on his / her individual needs and unique lifestyle.