Our veterinarian-performed physical exams are a comprehensive assessment of your pet’s health and are the first step in preventative care. Annual exams help us prevent, diagnose and treat disease in its early stages, often before any noticeable symptoms begin. The earlier treatment starts, the more effective it is, keeping your pet from unnecessary pain and suffering.
Puppy and Kitten Care
We can help your furry baby start off on the right paw with these important services:
- A wellness visit sets the baseline for your new pet’s health and helps us detect possible problems before they become worse.
- Vaccinations with boosters are critical for young puppies and kittens as they do not have full immunity from many serious infectious diseases. It’s essential that you ensure your puppy or kitten has completed the entire series of combo vaccinations to keep him or her protected.
- Spaying or neutering your pet has health benefits, in addition to helping with pet overpopulation. Spaying your female puppy or kitten before her first heat offers the best protection from uterine infections and breast tumors. Neutering your male pet helps prevent testicular cancer and certain prostate problems.
Microchipping your pets allows them to be identified if they are ever lost. The tiny microchip is inserted with a needle between the shoulder blades, under the skin. Microchipping your pet provides secure, reliable, and permanent identification, which greatly increases the likelihood that your pet, if lost, will be returned to you.
Keeping your dog or cat up to date on immunizations and booster shots is a highly effective way to prevent many common diseases and infections. For dogs, that means parvo virus, leptospirosis, distemper, and rabies. Cats need vaccinations for feline leukemia, panleukopenia, and rabies.
Beyond those core vaccines, we will evaluate your pet’s age, lifestyle and likely exposure to certain diseases before we recommend additional inoculations.
Fleas, ticks and heartworm-carrying mosquitoes are out in full force all year long. Prevention and eradication are simple and efficient when anti-parasitic medication is used regularly. We can help you select the best option for your pet.
There are so many options for feeding our companion animals these days; wet food, dry food, home-cooked, raw—what’s best? The amount of food you offer your pet makes a difference, too. Proper nutrition is important to an animal’s good health, and we can help you choose the best option for your pet and lifestyle.
Just like people, pets can suffer lingering effects and discomfort from an injury or a surgical procedure. Middletown Animal Clinic takes treating pain seriously and offers several options to help pets feel better. We’ll develop a pain management program that’s customized for your pet’s condition and needs.
Behavior issues are something most pet owners face at one time or another. Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions. Swiftly addressing these shifts can help to identify and treat the root cause, whether it’s a medical solution or one that involves training.
Preventative care is extra important for senior pets, which is why we recommend exams with regular lab work at least twice a year for them. Pets age more rapidly than humans, so diseases and illnesses progress more quickly as well.
The good news is dogs and cats are living longer today thanks to advances in veterinary medicine. While older pets are faced with more age-related conditions that impact the quality of their lives, we are here to partner with you to help your pet age well.