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Puppy & Kitten Exams
Adopting a puppy or kitten is an incredibly exciting and rewarding experience. The first step to ownership is to schedule a physical exam with us. During the exam, we will accomplish a few important things. First, we will examine your puppy or kitten’s major bodily systems to look for any signs of irregularities or potential health issues. We will also put a preventative health plan in place, including the necessary vaccinations and parasite control. We will also educate you on common issues that puppy and kitten owners face. It’s an exciting step to take, and we’re behind you all the way!
Adult dogs and cats should be examined at least annually as part of a proactive preventative health strategy. During these visits, we will thoroughly examine your pet to look for any signs of irregularities. By having consistent examinations, we are able to establish a baseline in health and behavior, so that we can quickly spot when something deviates. When we catch health issues early, they are typically much easier (and less expensive) to treat.
Senior dogs and cats have different health needs than younger pets. It is especially important to be proactive with their health, as issues can quickly become serious. This is why we recommend physical examinations (and sometimes bloodwork) for senior dogs and cats every 6 months. Dogs become senior anywhere from age 6-9 (depending on factors such as breed, genetics, lifestyle, etc) and cats typically become senior around age 10.
Most pets show symptoms of periodontal disease by age 3. As plaque accumulates on your dog or cat’s teeth, it hardens to become tartar (or “calculus”). Bacteria can begin to develop, which damages your pet’s teeth, gums, bones, and can spread to the rest of their body, causing very serious damage to their organs. It can also be very painful. Because of this, it is very important to have regular dental examinations and cleanings. It is one of the best ways of keeping your pet happy and safe.
At Doc Jerri’s Animal Hospital of Lake County, we offer state-of-the-art medical technology. One of the diagnostic tools we use is ultrasound, which creates images of the inner workings of the body.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to offer a non-invasive, painless, and radiation-free method of imaging your pet’s internal organs. This is one of the many ways we are dedicated to providing your pet with the best care possible.
By using ultrasound, we have yet another powerful tool at our disposal to detect, diagnose, and prevent illness in your pet.
We are also proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology utilizing radiology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in a completely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pet’s body that we otherwise could not see. It’s an important diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
The use of radiology is safe and our entire staff is highly trained. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of medical care possible, and this is just one of the many ways we achieve that.
At Doc Jerri’s Animal Hospital of Lake County, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.
But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should they ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure, and is completely safe.
This microchip is registered with your pet’s vital information, and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your pet directly to you.
Save yourself the heartache and stress of a lost pet. Microchips bring pets home.
Doc Jerri’s Animal Hospital of Lake County offers nutritional counseling to Clearlake Ca and all of Lake County. If you have any questions about your pet’s diet or would like more information about your pet’s nutritional needs please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to over-feed a pet that knows how to beg. But being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems as they get older. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range.
A pet’s nutritional needs change as they enter different stages of their lives. The best way to make sure your pet’s needs are being met is to consult with us about a diet made specifically for them and their lifestyle. Please contact us if you have any questions; we would love to speak with you.
We are proud to provide Clearlake, CA and surrounding communities with state-of-the-art veterinary surgical procedures. We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and Dr. Jerri is experienced and highly trained.
We also realize that it can be stressful to have your pet undergo surgery. We want to assure you that your pet is in good hands, and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible.
We will communicate with you about the things you need to know before, during, and after your pet’s surgery. It is our goal to make the entire process go smoothly and to eliminate the stress and worry of surgical procedures. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
At Doc Jerri’s Animal Hospital of Lake County, we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating them against potential diseases. There are a variety of diseases that affect our pets and animals. This makes proper vaccination vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to.
It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
It is our goal to provide the highest level of care for your pet, and vaccination is an integral part of your pet’s overall health. Please contact us today if you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s vaccination.